Thursday, November 22, 2007

Focus Art Calendars now on sale!

Eastern Ontario Visual Arts Association, aka Focus Art, now has the new calendars for sale as a fund raiser for the group. Calendars will be available only at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Brookdale Mall, starting Wednesday, November 28, 2007.

My painting of the hydrangeas is in the calendar this year.

Art Sale this Sunday!

I'm not in this one but will be in the next, come spring.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

More done on Homer pastiche

The latest of the Homer pastiche. Not much left to do. I think the blue reflections on the viewer's left of the boat need some work in the black ripples department. I'm happy with the clarity of the blue reflections though! Actually, I'm happy with the entire painting! It's turning out far beyond my original expectations. I still can't wrap my mind around his blue tree but I'm learning a lot from this one.

I like Winslow Homer. Yes. I like him and his painting. I would love to have been able to meet him and paint with him in this very spot of the Adirondack Mountains!

Every Tuesday night, I paint with a painting group at Tracy Lynn Chisholm's Serenity Studio. On the 25th of November, they're having an Art Sale. I was invited to join but after much thought (while going through available paintings of mine) I decided that I'll go into the next one but pass on this one. Many of the paintings I've done have been given away and the ones I do have that are good enough to hang --- well, I don't want to part with them. So, really, I'm not ready for this art sale but will definitely work towards the spring sale.

Tracy's studio is a wonderful place to paint and soak up the atmosphere! On Friday afternoon, I'm going to drop in and take some shots of everything all set up and ready for Sunday. I'll post them either here or on a page I'll make at my website. Standing there on Tuesday night in the centre of the room and just turning round in a slow 360 degree turn, it was like being a kid in a candy store. The many, many beautiful paintings were like an incredible stash of eye candy. All there for the gazing! Beautiful stuff!

Gotta get some shut eye now. My baby's coming home from college for the weekend tomorrow - a day early! Wonderful!