Cara Purita

How To: Rescue a Neglected Paintbrush

Look! Nice clean paintbrushes. You can see by the handles that I tend to get paint. . . everywhere! Most of the time a little

Sweet Cherry Pie, 14 X 18″ oil on canvas, work in progress

This is my latest work in progress– nearly done! Part of my series called “Sweet Offerings”. Does it remind

Sour Puss; 14 x 18″ oil on canvas, work in progress

This is the first in a new series of paintings I am calling “Sweet Offerings”. I plan to complete 5 very similar c

Picnic at the Lake, 34 x 30″ oil on canvas, sold

This painting is an example of one that I had been contemplating in my mind for a very long time before I was able to get the

Mother’s Milk, 18 x 24 oil on canvas, sold

Here I used a colour palette similar to that of one of Mary Cassatt’s mother and child paintings to achieve the warmth a

First Days; 18 x 24 oil on canvas, available

This is a self portrait based on a photograph my husband took when we brought our first newborn baby home.

Midday Break; 18 x 24 oil on canvas, sold

I enjoyed leaving parts of this canvas unfinished, just as the developing relationship between mother and child is unfinished.

Legacy; 18 x 24″ oil on canvas, sold

A celebration of a young First Nations woman practicing a skill passed down from generations so that she may continue her lega

Work In Progress: a Portrait of Violet Gatensby; 18 x 24″ oil on canvas, sold

Here I wanted to echo the feeling of some classical works like “Joseph the Carpenter” while keeping it clearly con

Knitting in Yellow; 16 x 16″ oil on canvas, available

I enjoyed photographing and painting a group of women of various ages and ethnicity at our local Women’s Resource Center