Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A beautiful new Gallery.....

The Santa Fe Gallery Show called Saugeen Artists Diversity is up and looking awesome!  What a lovely gallery, with art on every available wall on the main floor, in the halls, up the stairs, and into the Gallery itself.  There is also a handy art supply store there called "Mudtown Art Supply" just down the hall from the gallery, where there are more paintings!  Give yourself a treat by visiting there in the near future.  It's located on 3rd Avenue East just 2 blocks south of 10th Street at the harbour.  I have eight paintings there until September 27, along with 8 other artists from our art group Saugeen Artists.



Here are some photos of the reception last Saturday, August 16 2014.






I am standing with artist colleague Janet Main.  
Two of my paintings are on my left.




Here are 6 of the artists represented, as well as Lin Souliere, gallery owner and artist, in the front in the orange jacket.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Summer Art News...........

It's been a wonderfully busy summer, with family events, holidays, and even a bit of painting thrown in!  I have two commissions on the go (but I can't show them to you since they are surprises....) and have sold 7 paintings from 4 different venues.  That is so encouraging for me. 

And now the "Saugeen Artists Diversity" show is going up tomorrow, August 14, at the Santa Fe Gallery in Owen Sound.  I am one of 9 artists from the art group "Saugeen Artists" who are putting work into this brand new gallery run by Lin Souliere, a proficient watercolour artist in her own right.  The official reception is this coming Saturday, August 16, at the gallery, from 2:00 to 4:00.  One of the paintings there will be my "Frosty Morning", which was accepted for the Art Map calendar for the month of November. 

I hope to see some friends there!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

My Owen Sound Co-op Show is still on.......

................for the rest of the month of June.  It's such a joy and a privilege to be able to have my work there as the guest of the month!  



By June 30 I will be able to put some of these paintings into the Hanover Homecoming Headquarters where the Saugeen Artists are displaying work from June 19 to August 8. Perhaps I will see some familiar faces there.  


  

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A New Painting "Frosty Morning"

I just finished this piece to enter into the Art Map calendar, probably for October or November.  The photo I used for a reference was taken on Pleasure Valley Road, where I used to live.  I took many morning walks there, past this particular farm, and sometimes the scene took my breath away!  

The painting is now on display at the Homecoming Store in Hanover, at the corner of 10th Street and 7th Avenue, where the Saugeen Artists are sharing the space from June 19 until August 8.


"Frosty Morning"
acrylic
20 X 24




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Three Painters





It's wonderful to have friends to paint with, and even better when we can get outside to do it!  My painting friends Aggie and Lori come to my studio every week to talk about our painting, and our lives.  We critique each other's work, offer ideas, and then do our own thing with paint.  The spring warmth last week was too inviting to stay indoors, so we carried our supplies and our coffee to the picnic table for the morning.  It's always inspiring to work alongside these talented ladies!



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A warm, lazy fall day.......

......is the subject of my latest painting.  I took a photo in Southampton during a course there with Don Cavin.  He was taking us on a walk to seek out "paintable" views close to the school.  I was intrigued with the shapes and angles here, and of course the lovely bright sunshine and resulting shadows.  I would love to sit on that bench with a glass of iced tea!

This is the painting that resulted from an acylic demo in a class I taught recently. The demo was so rushed and the drawing on the canvas so inadequate that I painted over it when I got home and started again.  A careful sketch on the underpainting is so important.  I used burnt sienna for the underpainting to bring out the warmth.  I actually changed the colours of the houses, too.  


"Come and Sit With Me"
16 X 20
acrylic

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Positively Negative".......

.........was the name of the workshop I led at the Wasaga Beach Artists group yesterday, April 8 2014.  Such an involved, talented group of artists!  We only had an afternoon to work on our negative paintings, but I hope everyone went home with more confidence in using the concept of "negative".  Thank you to the group for inviting me!