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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Art Focus 15th Annual Fall Show

Photo by Jennifer Gauthier
It is that time of year again and we are getting ready for next weekends 15th Annual Fall show with Art Focus. Myself, Wendy Milne and Louise Smith (front) are displaying some of the pieces that will be in the show.

Check out the full article by Sarah Payne from the Tri-City News Please join us at the Outlook for the opening reception on Friday night Nov 6 from 7-9pm. The will be wine and nibbles and many of the artists and friends will be at the show to visit.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Gauthier

Friday, October 30, 2009

Watercolor Wildlife Painting - Ruffled Feathers

This is the latest painting I have been working on for a bit and I think it is done. I just loved the feathers on the top bird and the sideways glance and angled stance of the bird below! You can almost feel the tension as soon as the images were combined ;) In my mind the bottom goose is female and the top is male, insert your own scenario for the tiff ;)

The top Canadian goose is taken with permission from a wonderful photo from Dan Star I love his photos, must be his engineering eye ;)

The goose from the bottom is taken with permission also from a photo from Yersinia's photos on Flicker. She also takes amazing photos and has a huge variety of photos ranging from architectural to nature.

I photo shopped the images together and call it "Ruffled Feathers". It can also be viewed on my website for my original artwork.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Positively Petite at Place des Arts
November 19 - December 19, 2009

I have been accepted into the Positively Petite exhibit at Place des Arts this year. There will be many artists 2D and 3D artwork on display which will make great Christmas gifts I am sure.

The opening reception will be held November 19 from 7-9pm. Wine and cheese will be served and many of the artists and friends will be there to chat. Check out Place des Arts website for hourse and address.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More Photos from Art Visions 2009

I finally got around to uploading photos from the Art Visions 2009 opening ceremonies.
The last photo is Mayor Sharon Shepherd looking at my painting on the big screen, ok, so she was probably looking at the speaker who is just to the right of the screen, but I prefer to think she was admiring my painting.
The show officially ended today but I believe the paintings will remain online for some time. Several paintings sold during the show and hopefully more will continue to sell as the Christmas season approaches.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Art Visions 2009 Opening Night Photos

Myself and a fellow artist - Photographer Maryann Hendriks AFCA
We drove up to Kelowna over the weekend to check out the opening and awards ceremony for the Art Visions 2009 show and it was totally worth the drive, although the cold weather was a little much, -10, yikes!

This photo was takend by photographer Maryann Hendriks AFCA at the Turtle Island Gallerywhere my painting is hanging, just above the painting we are looking at ;) I will upload photos below of my painting that my hubby took. It is a really cool gallery with aboriginal art and sculptures.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Annual Art Focus Show - Nov 6 - 8

My watercolor paintings Corinthian, Give & Take, Room for Two & Shell Dance will be on display at the Outlet for the Annual Art Focus Fall Show.

I will be displaying several miniatures of flowers and seascapes as well. Please join myself and my fellow artists for the opening reception on Friday Nov 6 from 7:30 - 9:30pm and/or from 11am - 5pm Saturday & Sunday. There is always a great selection of artwork in all mediums and styles and lots of friendly artists on hand to chat.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Watercolor Native Salmon Painting - Journey's End

Native Salmon Watercolor Painting - Journey's End
This is a painting I just finished of a spawning salmon jumping out of the water. I wanted it to have a definite aboriginal feel so I added a few of the native symbols and the bright red which is often used in native art which also represents the spawning of the salmon.
I have scanned this painting as I have been unable to get a decent photo and even the scan does not do it justice for some reason. I need to bite the bullet and set up a decent photo area in my studio so that I can just set paintings up with decent lighting and take consistent photos...next project ;)
The salmon is actually a greenish tone with very light iridescent sparkles which looks pretty cool in daylight but totally caused my photos of the fish to go wonky :)