L D'Alessandro | @flossyflotsam

My thoughts have been heavy with hurricanes and all the other terrible disasters happening. Been worried for my family in the Caribbean and Florida. I'm grateful that my family has all made it unscathed, but I'm heartbroken for everyone who's ...
It's been a full summer! I haven't had any time to paint in weeks and I'm going a little bananas. Luckily I graduate from YTT in 8 days. I'll have a bit more time & energy!
In the meantime please ...
Cancun Sunset 4x4" acrylic on canvas.
This painting was inspired by one of @jaclyn_t's fantastic photos. I wish I'd given more space for the sky. May re-paint this larger in oil sometime. 😊
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#skyscape #seascape #cancun #mexico #cancunmexico #sunset ...
Untitled 4x4" acrylic on canvas.
Feeling better about the texture of these mini canvases after laying the gesso on thick with a palette knife. 👌
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#painting #paletteknife #seascape #skyscape #landscape #landscapepainting #canadianartist #acrylicpainting #acrylic #canvas #igart #artoftheday #artistsoninstagram #smallart #squareart
Yesterday I learned that I'm not a fan of acrylic on cheap, gritty canvases. Oil may have worked better. Either way, glad I had the time to sit down and paint!
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#painting #diptych #igart #acylicpaint #smallart #squareart #seascape #skyscape ...
5x7" watercolour on arches hot press.
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I've been in a bit of a painting slump, but thank you @sheelerart for inspiring me with your painting process videos on YouTube. 🙏 This little painting was kind of a splice up ...
Days 35-52 of #the100dayproject
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Between adopting kittens, photographing a wedding, getting my licence, and starting my yoga teacher training summer intensive (I'm @the.treeing.yogi if you want to follow), it's been busy! I'm falling ...
We adopted a bonded pair of baby cats! Please meet Ares and Onyx. Their level of cuteness is off the charts!
Shoutout to @lesgetogetha for suggesting we adopt from her in-laws! They own a lovely farm near Ottawa and the ...
Despite coming down with an aggressive cold today, I got to enjoy the sky & birbs.
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#sky #birds #birbs #mothersday #canada #nature #quebec #clouds #cloudy #skyporn #cloudporn #blue #igdaily #igers #cloudscape
Six in this one! Days 29-34.
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I've been so busy, spread between a plethora of activities & projects this month. I'm just glad I've been keeping up with #the100dayproject 🙌
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#100daysofabstract #abstractart ...
Days 25-28 of #the100dayproject 🙌
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Thoughts:
25: Nervous for the driving lesson today.
26: I'll do some abstracted clouds (not so abstract).
27: I'll play with atmosphere in an abstract way (not abstract).
28: ...
Just had to share this cute pic of @spot_squishbean, who I had the pleasure of meeting during an April visit to Toronto. Such a little character! 💖
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#catsofinstagram #cute #cutecat #calico #nikon #nikond5500 #50mm #calicocat #kawaii #cat #🐱 #catoftheday
Days 21-24 of #the100dayproject.
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It's been a ridiculously busy week, and I haven't had a chance to work on anything but this project. I'm grateful for it! Looking forward to having more time ...
Days 17-20 of #the100dayproject #100daysofabstract. Swipe >> to see them up close! I was really proud of myself for getting them all done despite being in a different city. 🙌
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#abstractart #abstract #abstractlandscape #doitfortheprocess #mixedmedia #watercolor #watercolour #neocolor
Waterworld 8x10" watercolour. I had a little breakthrough with this one. I found some questionable looking brushes that Phil's father had passed down to him years ago last week during spring cleaning, and decided to try them out. They are ...
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Days 13-16 of #the100dayproject #100daysofabstract
It's a lot of fun to let loose and not worry about perfection. Although, I really need to get back to larger watercolours and oil!
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Catching up with posting! Days 9-12 of #the100dayproject
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Trying new techniques, colour play, and learning a little more with each one 👏(abstract is challenging!)
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#100daysofabstract #igdaily #doitfortheprocess #igart #igers ...
Sketches of Beatrix Potter characters from an older sketchbook. I associate her work with Spring and Easter. 🌿
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#beatrixpotter #happyeaster #easter #igdaily #igart #molskine #watercolour #mixedmedia #promarker #sketchbook #sketch #throwback #cute #kawaii
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I'm having trouble staying away from landscapes, but I am playing with colour/ realism (at least). Most importantly I'm having a lot of fun making these. 👏
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My first four days of #the100dayproject! I'll be uploading them in batches of 4-6, swipe right to see them up close. 😊
I've veered away from abstract the last two days, but I'll get back to it. I still have ...
My good friend @jaredkerim told me I should do #the100dayproject and so I'll give it a go! I haven't done anything abstract or with mixed media in years. I have a feeling doing mini abstracts will be a great way ...
Fearless Goldfinch 5"x5" watercolour. Wanted the background to be a little more prominent in this birb painting. 🌧
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#waterblog #watercolor #watercolorpainting #watercolour_gallery #watercolour_channel #art #igers #igdaily #igers #goldfinch #bird #storm #aquarelle #aquarellegallery #smallart #igart #canadianartist #cute #birb
Oil on canvas 20"x20". Part of my Waterworld series. This was my first time painting with a palette knife and it's SO MUCH FUN. Stay turned for more juicy paintings. 🌏🌊🌕
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#ocean #waterworld #oilpainting #oil #exoplanet #planets ...
Chubby purple finch watercolour 5"x5". Feels necessary to break up the landscapes every so often! More chubby birbs with atmospheric backgrounds to come! 🐤🌦
Watercolour and acrylic 8"x10" on 100% cotton Fabriano Acquarello paper. Guise I had a little too much fun with my new Sakura Pen-touch white acrylic marker. 😅
8"x10" watercolour on Fabriano Aquarello watercolour paper (Artistico, 140lb, extra white). Picked up this fantastic paper (comes in a block) a few days ago. It's 100% cotton and absorbs beautifully without breaking. It's texture is lovely as well. 👏
RIP @zaphodstagram. Such a sweet, beautiful little buddy. 💛

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