|Christmas Skates, 12x24 oil|
November 21, 2013
November 18, 2013
|Tangled Christmas, oil 6x12|
November 15, 2013
Recently I had a friend come to visit from the other side of the country. We've been good friends since college, but our lives went in different directions. We don't get to see each other very often, but when we do it's like no time has passed. When she was here, she asked me to teach her to paint, (she hasn't painted in years). I really had to think about how I would do this since I have never taught before. Breaking down the process and making sure I didn't skip over key parts. I made sure I picked a subject that I knew well, and was at ease with, (yes, apples). My demonstration was the painting above. I painted step by step and she followed, asking questions as we went along. It was a learning process for me as well as for her, but we were both pleased with the results.
November 13, 2013
What? We've barely reached the middle of November and here I am posting a 'SANTA Sock Monkey'! A little reminder of what's to come. I usually have a hard time thinking of Christmas so early, but I had to paint a little painting, (a Christmas ornament), as the entrance fee for the upcoming guild Christmas Show for the Burlington Art Centre. I will have two paintings in the Lee Chin Gallery, as well as one painting in the juried show in the Perry Gallery. A very exciting weekend coming up! It runs from November 14-17. I'll be volunteering there all day Sunday, doing a painting demonstration in the morning then helping in the Lee Chin Gallery in the afternoon. The other day I stopped in the store at the Art Centre and saw some of my paintings on display there as well. This is very exciting for me having my art out there for the public to see in so many places!
November 08, 2013
|Daylight Savings, 8x8 oil|
November 07, 2013
I hope you made it out for the studio tour last weekend. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to talk to everyone who came to visit, at times I was squished in the corner! The rain on Saturday didn't seem to affect the attendance. Sunday was a beautiful, but cold day. We also had two volunteers in the studio helping out, which was great! Among other things, their main task was to take photos and count the number of visitors. By the end of the day Sunday, we had close to 300 visitors for the weekend. Thank you for visiting!
It's been a busy time, these last few weeks. I entered a painting into the Burlington Fine Arts Guild annual juried show and got in! It was the painting I did last year for my Christmas card, called 'Christmas Skates'. Which reminds me, I better get started on the painting for this years Christmas card. I also was asked by Art Etc., the store at the Burlington Art Centre, if I'd like to submit some work. I now have 11 pieces of art there.
Tomorrow I will be posting my plein air painting for this week, (trying to get back into a schedule again). It's surprising how much preparation and time the tour takes, wow.