Monday, August 26, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Another re-work of a painting from last August that I wasn’t happy with. This year, I`ve been especially moved to paint my `homeland` as it might be the last summer here-change is in the air.
As followers know, this tree has been a constant in my work over the years. With it’s wild unkempt branches growing in different directions I consider it to be a self portrait.
August, oil on canvas, 24x36in, 2013
We have had cooler weather and early in the season, lots of rain. I have never seen so many apples adorn this wild tree since I moved here fourteen years ago so am assuming the season’s climate has factored in.
On a related note I have just returned from a press conference for the The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic. It`s location, at Christie Lake Conservation area, is beautiful! The outdoor music event features farmers markets as well as visual art.
It was really lovely to meet some of the farmers and musicians at this morning’s media conference, although I think my enthusiasm over meeting White Horse in person might have placed me high on their `beware` list of stalkers!
Melissa McClelland & Luke Ducet (whitehorse)
workshop held at my place. I also wanted to report that my opening at Earls Court Gallery went REALLY well, however their photographer is on vacation so I will not be able to post images until she returns.
in order of appearance:
Daryl, Liz, Bob, Marj
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
beautiful weather has even made my garden glow-come out this Sunday
afternoon to paint it or the surrounding vineyards. Thank you to GPAG
for the opportunity to introduce this plein air workshop. All levels
welcome.The fee is a steal at only 25.00 members and 35.00 non members.
If it rains we will work in the studio at the Grimsby Public Gallery
with fresh cut flowers. Please register via the Grimsby Public Art
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I dropped this new painting off at Earls Court Gallery-in hopes it will be included in my upcoming show with Dara Anam However, aesthetically it depends on the combined body of work. The curator has an excellent eye and I am happy to go along with her decision--fingers crossed!
July, goodbye, oil / cold wax on canvas, 30x40in, 2013
I confess that I abhor openings where my work is featured and I must show up- I feel vulnerable and exposed and all I want to do is run and hide. my saving grace? WINE!
That's not to say I'm not excited to see everything up, as well as chat with old and new friends as well as collectors who will be attending. If you are in the region, please stop by for some art, wine & refreshments.
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