The Elmwood Art Group put on a lovely day of painting last Saturday, November 8, at Grace United Church in Hanover. I walked 18 guests through a painting of a Grey County barn. We had a lot of laughs, spilled paint, drank coffee, and got to meet new friends. Here are two photos of the group and their paintings. Remember that most of them are not completed at this point! Hopefully each one will finish their work, and go on to try some more acrylic painting.
And here are some of the painters hard at work.
This is as far as my own barn got. I will post the next steps as I add more to it. Perhaps it will help some of the painters to be motivated to finish theirs!
I'm preparing now for two upcoming studio tours at my home -- The Art Map Studio Weekend, and the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour. It will run from Friday until Sunday, October 3-5. You are welcome to come and see my acrylics and my watercolours, and of course have a visit and a snack. Here is one of the paintings that will be on my wall:
For times, maps, and information about the other studios on the tours, click on these sites:
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.
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!
................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.
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.
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!