Love this time of year--- the air is so much fresher and more invigorating and the sun's warmth is lovely, not oppressive.
Ready to start Fall painting classes and workshops this week. It is not too late to register if you are interested!!
Also drop in afternoons are ongoing- and fun! Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons- 1:30 - 4:30
On my easel:
Playing with encaustics-- these small pieces (below) are on paper, mounted on cradled panels.
Also doing a few large cold wax and oil paintings - which I will take and post pictures of soon.
This month I was privileged to donate a painting to the new Hospice Building in Campbell River- am so glad it will be appreciated! And also I have paintings on display at the Alder Medical Clinic in Campbell River. ( and it looks like one has sold:)
It is almost the end of August and really- where has the summer gone, rather flown to??? I love this time of year, especially now that I am not frantically trying to get everything done before returning to the classroom! Beautiful light, cooler evenings and fragrant air...
It has been a busy summer, both in and out of the studio. Weddings, reunions, visitors and art shows. All lovely, albeit a bit exhausting. (a few pics to follow)
Now I am trying to set up my schedule of classes, workshops and drop-ins for the fall. One of my students suggested a calendar that was regularly updated for drop-in times, closed days etc... so I have added this- it is not finalized or very spiffy yet but am hoping it proves helpful.
Taking registrations for classes and workshops now:
Beginning Watercolours - 6 classes, beginning Sept.11, 2017
Watercolour II - if enough interest
Watercolour III- if enough interest
Watercolour IV- if enough interest
'Focus On' Watercolour sessions- beginning Sept. 13, 2017
Beginning Acrylics- 6 classes, starting Sept. 15th
Altered Spaces (Collage) 1 day
Mixed Media- Florals-1 day
Cold Wax and Oil Painting- 2 days
Exploring Encaustics-1 or 2 days
SEE Detailed class/workshop descriptions here. Contact me asap- this site, Facebook, email or by phone (250-3375302) and share this info with whomever you think might be interested!! Merci.
So summer has arrived- sunny, warm and gorgeous here on the west coast of Vancouver Island. With that however comes the threat of forest fires and drought throughout much of our beautiful province. It is green and relatively cool here though...
I haven't posted lately as I seem to be rather distracted by wedding preparations and other non-artistic endeavours.
The studio is still open however- drop-in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday afternoons 1:30 -4:30.
And I am busy painting and finishing up works for the CR ArtsFest next weekend as well as our Wet Paint Show and Sale in August. ( Aug. 19/20)--- check out the websites.
Every Tuesday afternoon i get together with my Tuesday afternoon art group (such an amazing family of art lovers...) for art inspiration, and yummy food, at one of the group's amazing homes.
It is the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada, and finally the sun has emerged and we have had some real warmth (such a LONG cold, miserable winter...). Loving it!
And it is time to go outside and paint 'en plein air". Today I painted while at the Ladysmith waterfront, nice...
I am enjoying a 'free' weekend after a very busy few weeks (Central Island Studio Tour, Workshop at Brushworks and my usual classes, workshops and drop-ins )
Here are a few pics of those happenings...Presenting / demos, samples and some participant's work....:
My beginning watercolour class has ended- and what such great art they did !
And now I am readying my art for the CR ArtsExpo this coming weekend- May 26-28th in Campbell River at the Community Centre. After that I am going to hunker down in my studio and paint , to boost my new work , especially in mixed media, oils and encaustics (okay, I am totally excited to try out more techniques in this old exotic medium!)
The Elements: Oil and Cold Wax on Wood Panels--
Some pics of the Painting on Yupo session we had today--- it was such 'freeing fun', as one of the participants said- it feels like a kid playing....
A few days to tease us, but boy is it still cool and wet:(
Best to stay inside and paint!
Beginner Watercolour artists are amazing... and the Drop In Group continues to bring interesting projects to stimulate and challenge... Look at these great artworks!!!
Travel sketching with pen and watercolour is one of my more enjoyable activities while travelling, and I try to complete at least one little postcard size painting every day while away. Yesterday we had a "Focus-On" group look at this kind of painting ( using small travel kits and water brushes etc.).
Although we were working from photos we could capture the memory of being there...
Here are some of at the work, again in progress....
And on my easel--- finishing up "Julia's Repose"- oil 24 x 48, and working on the 'Autumn Leaves' oil painting.
'Shall we Dance' (mixed media) and'Julia's Repose' have been entered in the TOSH 150 My Canada show. Perhaps one will be accepted...
Today was the last day of the Watercolour III class-
landscapes and Portraits. We shared some colourful 'mini-selfies', some more traditional watercolour portraits done last week, and today we experimented with the more stylized, graphic style of portrait (as used by such artists as Laovaan and Agnes-Cecile).
Fun, and I think they did a remarkable job!!!
Another one day workshop today--- Mixed Media Floral Still Life Collage.
Such a great group of women and such wonderful creations!!I Don't seem to have got photos of all the finished works- but will upload as I get them...
Cold Wax and Oil Workshop: a fun, albeit messy, weekend of experimenting with the exciting medium of cold wax and oil paint. Lots of wonderful, diverse small projects- on paper, board and cradled wooden panels were produced over the two days. Here are a few photos of the session and some of the works...