Jewels / acrylic on canvas / 24"x30""Jewels" will be up for auction on ArtBomb THIS Sunday, September 1st. If you'd like to check out ArtBomb or to get their daily art selections delivered to your inbox you can go to their site here. They will be launching ArtBomb New York Sunday as well. If you wouldn't mind sharing this with anyone you think would be interested, I'd appreciate it greatly!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Detail, work in progressHello! So I've had a bit of a break lately - not vacation, just a lot of thinking and decision-making into what direction to take things. Paths. Retooling. FOCUSING. I'm going to be putting the bulk of my energy into abstract painting. To keep my painting muscles limber I'll be doing a few other things along the way, but primarily abstract it will be.
This is a detail of a piece I'm working on currently (my favourite part - the part that's working! lol).
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Today my painting "Autumn" is on ArtBomb. Yay! Each day ArtBomb delivers a new selection of art to your inbox. Check it out! I've taken some screen shots here but you can go to their site and explore.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Gallery M and I at the opening of "Terrain".
It was a lovely night - thank you Gallery M! The show runs till the beginning of October so if you can, please stop in. There are lots of wonderful works.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Friday was a plein air painting day at The Good Earth (Beamsville, Ontario) Eating, drinking, and painting! We had a full class of 8 and everyone produced great work. The flower beds were in full bloom, the vineyards leafy, and even the food was a work of art (photo below). Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the experience. I really enjoyed spending the day with you!
Refuelling with a delicious lunch. And there was lavender creme brulee with blackberries on the side for dessert. Yum!
Below is the gorgeous work - that they gave me permission to post - that everyone did (well, minus two who had to leave early). Fabulous!
This was my lunch. It tasted as good as it looks : )
Thursday, August 8, 2013
So once in a while I post about creative endeavours other than painting and drawing. I thought I'd do it today. This week a dear friend of mine - who is super creative and whose skills seem to know no bounds - invited me and the kids over and taught us how to do iris folding. And this is what we made. A little tidbit she mentioned to us: it's called iris as in the iris of your eye. And that centre bit is traditionally a piece of shiny, special paper - the magic bit. I must tell you that the cards images below were made by people from 11 years +. You can do it! Just search it online and have fun : )
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Crucially for me, I learned that appreciating Abstract Expressionist art begins with surrender, by allowing a painting to possess you. Once this occurs, you stop looking for symbols or messages or meanings and experience instead rhythm, energy, power, grace.
~Iris Nowell, Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art. Published by Douglas & McIntyre
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
This is my finished painting of Hopewell Cape (home of the Hopewell Rocks). This is a spot we toured on our holiday in New Brunswick. It is at the Bay of Fundy which has the highest tides in the world. It's spectacular to be walking on the ocean floor when the tide is out. And doesn't it have the best name?
20"x24" / acrylic on canvas / $585
Monday, August 5, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Hi everyone. Just a note to let you know that NEXT Friday, August 9, is a plein air painting day at the fabulous Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
From their website:
Join us for our third series of open air painting sessions with gardens, vineyards, orchards, farm life and interesting architecture as your backdrop.
Featuring individual instruction and lots of time for painting, artists of all skill levels will relish this series.
After a couple of hours of work, you’ll break for a delightfully inspired lunch at The Good Earth Bistro. The session fee includes your entrée, a glass of wine, dessert and coffee or tea (in addition to instruction). Once you’ve recharged your batteries, you can head back to your masterpiece with renewed enthusiasm. (please bring your own materials)
Cost is $90 including HST and gratuity. The day runs from 10-4. Please contact The Good Earth to register.