Tuesday, December 9, 2014


I took the photo reference in October 2014, near Port Dover Ontario.  The fall colors were beginning to show and the sun was just about to set. Although my 24" x 30" acrylic appears to have resistance along the path, it is only a illusion due to the long dark shadows of the trees.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Quidi Vidi Newfoundland

I toured Newfoundland this past July and intend on painting a series with the use of my photographs. This acrylic painting shows the area of Quidi Vidi which is a neighborhood in St. Johns.  Quidi Vidi is the most beautiful and serene of the area, I hope to return someday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


This watercolor was painted from an old black and white photograph of a bog up north, somewhere around Kapuskasing Ontario.  The dead spruce trees remind me of fishbones. Its a pleasure to add my choice of color to the piece.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


As I demonstrated how to paint this watercolor, a young spectator suggested I call him Oreo.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ghosts of 1814 SOLD

                                SOLD at the OXFORD at WAR event in Centreville Ontario

 This painting represents the entities of our wounded soldiers during the final stages of the war of 1812 to 1814.  Hauntingly at Oxford on the Thames they are in uniform with their weapons over looking the torching of the mill.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ingersoll Library Exhibit

 Enjoy a book and a coffee at the Ingersoll library in the atmosphere of my original art . Go to  http://www.ocl.net/Branches-hours/Ingersoll  for information on location and hours.  The following photos are a sample of what you will see.  For more information contact Deb Riopelle at 519 533 2360 or debriopelle@gmail.com  .

Thursday, July 17, 2014


This past winter I went to a local farm and took photographs of the Scottish Highlander cows.  This cow had just given birth to a calf that same day.  I loved the expression on her face and the fact that icicles had formed on her fur/hair.  It was a very cold day, possibly -20 degrees,  her calf was shivering in the corner and I wondered if it would survive. Later, I found out the calf has survived and feel her mom merits being part of my collection, mostly due to this story.  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Paul Jackson Workshop

Last week I had the opportunity to take a three day workshop from the great Paul Jackson .
 www.pauljackson.com   Not only is he a great artist, but he is extremely entertaining with his stories and brought so much energy to the workshop. The following is my creation with the help of Paul.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


This Friday May 16,  This painting will be showing among several others from Artist of Oxford Group  www.artistsofoxford.wordpress.com    at The Woodstock Art Gallery.  For more information go to the website  www.woodstockartgallery.ca  

by Deb Riopelle
12 x 16
watercolor on canvas

 My intent is to show that even in a small ecosystem there is wonderfull grandeur of creation making it majestic.  I chose to  paint this image to describe a phase of life into an aquatic kingdom .  The phase completes an entire circle.  Beginning with the the sunlight peering through the image creating photosynthesis for the plantlife.  Also, there is a bodily image as the head and arm shadowing over the surface to give a sense of higher power and creation. Then the tadpoles are feeding on the vegetation for nourishment. In the painting some tadpoles are swimming in a school and others are growing legs and their heads are beginning to develop.  At the end of the lifecycle a mature frog has developed.  Enjoy...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Trillium woods" is being auctioned at the "A River Runs Through Us " event

I've donated "Trillium Woods" to help raise funds during this event.  Now is your chance to own a Deb Riopelle original Acrylic painting.  For more information go to  www.opalalliance.ca


April 26th, 2014

Ingersoll District Memorial Arena, 97 Mutual St. South

    Event Scheduule

Sunday, March 30, 2014


These Scottish Highland cows are being raised at a farm near Delhi Ontario, it was a brisk Sunday afternoon, about -20 celsius when I toured and took pictures.  Their hair protects them from the harsh cold winters hence the icicles that have formed.  These three watercolors are the result of my day trip. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Estate

On February 8 I visited Cuba for the second time. I created this sketch as a momento of my vacation.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

BRRRRR its cold outside

To coincide with the frigid weather, I thought I'd post this.  The wind is missing, BRRRRRR

Friday, February 7, 2014


Don't these chickens look happy, foraging for natural foods, wing flapping, dust bathing and all the time moving in a natural environment without any restriction? You can view my Acrylic painting at The Station Art Center in Tillsonburg.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WINTER RAYS by Deb Riopelle

Looking at this Acrylic I feel the heat from the sun's rays at sunset.  The heat is creating a hard crust on top of the snow and soon the rabbits will not longer leave footprints. Beware not to put away your mitts and hat it is still a long winter.