Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November Painting Classes

November 19th and 21st will be my last painting classes for the fall.  I have some fun ideas for them!  We will create two paintings that include skies, trees, sunflowers, and....... palette knives.  You will go home with two paintings started, knowing how to complete them.  The day goes fast, with lots of laughter and stories and art talk and coffee!  

If you need inspiration, just look up Vincent Van Gogh. I will bring other artists' samples to give us more ideas.  

Here are small "pieces" taken from our samples:

 Can you tell which are from a Van Gogh painting?

Dates: Tuesday, November 19th 
            at Chesley Community Church, and                                                   Thursday, November 21st 
             at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Hanover.
             (I repeat the same paintings both days.)

Time:   9:30 to 4:00

   Cost:   $30 suggested donation
              Canvases are extra, but all other materials are                                     supplied if you don't have them.

Space is limited.  If you want to sign up, or need more information, email me at kathiewright.artist@gmail.com

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Saugeen Artists Guild's annual Christmas Gallery and gift shop is up and running!

The store is in a new location this year, but still downtown Hanover.  We are right beside Bruton's Blind Shop, at 275 10th Street.  There are 15 artists involved, bringing you jewelry, mosaic glass, woodworking, pottery, cards, and of course paintings!  Here is my latest large piece, which is on display there.  You will also see my little menagerie of animal faces.  An alpaca will soon be joining them.  

Beaver Valley Farm
20 x 40

This farm is one I see regularly when I drive on the Beaver Valley road to Thornbury.  I have multiple photo references of it!  I took artistic liberties with the colours and some other details.  But there really were cows there!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Me? Animal Portraits? Fun!

I have long believed that painting animals was beyond me.  Artists who do pet portraits intimidate me.  But I decided to rise to the challenge during a recent paint class I was leading.  The same process applies to animals as it does to all subjects--  reducing the image to the large shapes.  Then it becomes fun!  Every animal has a unique personality, and can express emotion.  In a painting, even moving the eyebrows, or making the mouth turn, or adding eyelashes can change the whole impression!  Here are five adorable faces ready for my Studio Tour this weekend.  Each one is 12 x 12, ready to frame. Come and see them for yourself!   

Curious Cat
12 x 12
Cautious Cow

Devoted Dog

Gentle Giraffe

Playful Pig

Monday, September 16, 2019

It's the time of year for Studio Tours!!

The Saugeen Artists Guild have several studios open this year, on October 4,5 and 6, 2019.   I'm showing some work at the home of Liz Pybus, at Studio number 6.  Click on saugeenartists.ca to find out details!

Monday, May 20, 2019

A Kitchener Art Show.........

..........is going up this week, at Frames by Verne's Gallery in Kitchener.  The Saugeen Artists Guild will have our work there for the month of June.  The show opens on Friday, May 24, and the gala reception is the next Tuesday, May 28 at 6:45.   If you're in the area, consider getting over there sometime in the next month!  

Here are two of my paintings that will be hanging there, along with the work of a dozen members of the Saugeen Artists Guild.  

Celebrate with Daisies

Waiting for Cruise Night

Sunday, May 12, 2019

An excellent art show in Thornbury............

The Saugeen Artists Guild will be presenting an engaging and varied display of our creative works in the L.E.Shore Library in Thornbury for the month of June.  I will have several new paintings there as well.  If you are looking for an enjoyable drive to an enchanting area of the country, plan to attend the reception on June 1, from 2:00 to 4:00.  There is much to see in Thornbury and in nearby Clarksburg, including a few more art galleries, gift shops and restaurants.  And the lake is right at the end of the street!  

Monday, April 29, 2019

The Owen Sound Banner Project

I was very pleased to find out that my painting "I Spy Pies" has been chosen to be on one of the banners for this year's Banner Project in Owen Sound  There are 75 works of art in different categories to be hung in the Owen Sound harbour area.  The photo reference for the painting was taken at Granny's in Neustadt, where there are baskets and baskets of lovely apples on display each autumn.  My husband came up with the title for it!  This painting sold within days of being hung in the Southampton Gallery.  Everyone seems to love apples!

You can see all of the banners at   https://www.owensoundartbanner.ca/

"I Spy Pies"
14 x 11