Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Peaks of Italy

 This quick charcoal and wash was painted plein air in Tuscany, during my painting retreat at the watermill at Posara

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

winter landscape

This 8" by 10" winter landscape was my first watercolor, completed in November 2009 during an art workshop at the Ingersoll Arts Center.  It is now framed and available for viewing and/or purchase at the "Florence Estate Winery".  I have many other works of art displayed at
the winery. Currently I've been working on some Christmas paintings and hopefully I will be able to post them before the holidays. If you need to contact me regarding my artwork, my email address is debriopelle@gmail.com

Sunday, November 14, 2010

beauty in dis-skies

Here is the finished product, on display at, "The Florence Estate Winery". I can almost feel the frigid air as I watch those boats rocking back and forth, or, is the air warm? You decide!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

beauty in dis-skies

Linda Trowell guided us during this workshop of skies and clouds.  We ended up with alot of emotional skies as a result.  What a great day of experimenting and creating, thanks again Linda!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


The day we spent at the village castle was my favorite.  We wandered all day, up and down the cobble stone narrow streets, and painted whatever our hearts desired.  As I painted the castle, several local Italians gathered around me with amazement. I didn't understand what they were saying but knew they were pleased.  Italians are very friendly people.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Posada Italy 2010

Its time I got around to posting some of my work from my trip to Tuscany. 

These 2 pen and wash were done in Fivizzanno, a wonderfull little town where we enjoyed a picnic one afternoon.

The following is my view of Posada from the entrance of my apartment.  Just breath taking!!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is pleased to present THE FLOCK.  Sculpture and paintings with a bird theme.  July 25th to August 29th.  Openning July 25th form 2 to 4.  My painting of "The Otterville Goose"  will be on display as well as two newer bird theme watercolors.

Friday, July 16, 2010


During my recent summer vacation up to Kapuskasing I took some time to paint my Parent's Lakehouse.  As its is on the market to be sold I thought this would make a great souvenir.  I don't have any room for it on my walls and will submit it for exhibition soon.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I've been to Tuscany Italy and back on a wonderfull painting retreat.  As soon as I have enough time I will post some of my artwork with more information about the trip.  Meanwhile; if you are interest in finding out more about the place I was at, I'm posting the following link  http://www.watermill.net/  

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Watermill at Posara Italy

I leave for an Italian painting retreat on Friday June 4th and getting very excited.  Lately, with all the overtime at work, my life has been void of new creation, soon, I will feel whole again.  I hope to get back to posting my new art here for your enjoyment, maybe even a few pictures.  To find out more of my upcomming adventure go to http://www.watermill.net/ 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

what's new

Two busy months have passed and I've manged to complete a few new paintings for you to enjoy.  I havn't named them yet, your input would be appreciated.  Notice I'm still working in watercolor, I just can't seem to put them away.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

hewey, dooey, and louie

I finally found a suitable name for this watercolor, which is now on display at The Wine Cellar in Ingersoll. The Wine Cellar is located at 101 Thames Street North phone #519-425-4999,  there, Jan, will be pleased to show you my art on display as well has her wine lists.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Norma Nixon, Linda Trowell and myself were posing for the local newspaper.  The article was titled, try it before you buy it.  There are 26 paintings from local artists in the exhibit at the Ingersoll Creative Art Centre.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Art Rental

Branching Out, and Dock Side, will be featured at the art rental, at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, starting January 31st 2010.  They will be framed and ready to be admired included with many more from exceptional  local artists. http://www.creativeartscentre.com/

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

crystal night

Gord Mackenzie Workshop

Posted here is a photo of myself and Gord Mackenzie.  Linda Trowell and I attended a three day workshop called Controlling your Water, instructed by Gord.  The above painting one result of the workshop and we learned several ways to manipulate the watercolor in water.  Thank you Gord

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Winter Dusk

Winter Dusk is now on display at the Florence Estate Winery

Winery Display

Myself and 5 friends had a wonderful lunch at the "Florence Estate winery" today, we enjoyed great food, wine and lots of laughs. I replaced some of my paintings to keep the display looking fresh. You can view these during their operating hours posted on their website www.florencewinery.com .