August 28, 2015

The Best Present, 18x24 oil

The Best Present, 18x24 oil
Simple things can bring so much joy, especially when we are children.  I found this old pair of roller skates, tucked away among random items in my garage.  I remember how hard it was to learn to skate with these, (no brakes).  This was before wearing a helmet was even a thought, never mind knee pads or wrist guards.  Amazingly I survived!

August 05, 2015

The Old Farm House, 12x9 oil SOLD

The Old Farm House, 12x9 oil
When I go outside to paint, half my time is spent trying to choose an appealing location.  I wander around looking for something that gives me a spark.  I always know when I find it.  It's like seeing a complete story that wants to be told.  In this case, I knew I wanted to paint the farm house.  I wandered around the house near and far until I found that story, on the far side of the herb garden.

A few people have asked me recently if I have any shows coming up.  I always try to post my shows on this blog, listed along the left side of the main page.  If you are receiving my posts by email, you probably only see today's posting.  You have to go to the main web site to see the whole page, www.helengriffithsart.blogspot.ca  At the moment I'm in a show with 12 other artists from the group I paint with 'en plein air'.  Each artist has three paintings in the show which is at the Dundas Museum and Archives, in Dundas, Ontario.