Friday, April 30, 2010
Click here for a map of 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam, BC
It is a really great show as there are so many different styles and mediums from the group of artists that there really is something for everyone :) I won't make it for Mother's Day in the Park this year but I did attend previously and it was alot of fun watching the kids get so into the art. I was fortunate that my mother was in town who is also an artist so it was like the perfect Mother's Day gift for both of us :)
Thursday, April 29, 2010
She still needs some minor adjustments but I want to come back with fresh eyes tomorrow. Her hair needs more depth and highlights and some of her features just need minor tweaks and softening here and there. The sweater has been laid down with several layers of graphite and still needs a few more layers and a bit more depth.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The catalogue for the May Day show on May 1 & 2 was printed up and I got to leaf through a copy, it looks so nice. I decided to place an ad in the catalogue this year of the photo above. I thought I would start teaching this year now that things are getting more balanced, life, exhibits, painting etc. I would like to make a bit of time to teach and get out of the studio a bit more with other artists & paint. Now to pack up the paintings for the show!
The geese in "Ruffled Feathers" will be at the show and the graphite pencil portrait of the couple and the watercolor portrait of the baby are photos of my past commissions.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This is the rough sketch for a graphite pencil portrait commission that I am working on for my client's mother's 80th birthday gift.
I have drawn out the rough sketch on plain cartridge paper and will now transfer it onto my fine art paper. I worked out a lot more detail than I usually do at this point. I think mainly just because I miss drawing as I have been painting so much lately!
Now to cut the paper and transfer the image and jump into the fun part, the building up the depth! The final portrait will be 16x20" framed with a double white matt.
Monday, April 26, 2010
The colorful paintings in of the children playing in the grass are Silvina's and the others are mine. Thanks to all of you that did make it out & stopped in to visit us at the garden center. Also a big thank you to Moira for hosting us at her location, she had to move alot of items around to make room for all of us & we really appreciated all her effort!
So now it is back to my studio to get all the items put away so that I can get started on my next commission!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
I just finished framing my latest watercolor painting, Not Quite White, and now I am getting separation anxiety already! It is 18x24", this size is really growing on me. I think I will need to paint a few more larger paintings like this as they really look great from across the room!
Both paintings along with several others in acrylic, graphite pencil and watercolor will be on display this weekend as well from 12-5pm Sat & Sun at the Port Moody Garden Center (#5 - 2822 Spring Street, Port Moody - portmoodygardencentre.com).
I will be at the Port Moody Garden Center both days along with my fellow artists, Melanie Cossey, Gordon Bondoreff, Silvina Lanusse and the Port Moody Rock & Gem Club. I hope you can stop by for a visit!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I still need to add in several layers of highlights and possibly add deeper shadows for the green grapes.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
The Art Walk 2010 Map is now online for the Art Walk locations so please check it out so that you can plan your route or method of attack ;) Hope to see you there!
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
I am slowly getting ready for the upcoming Art Walk in Port Moody on April 24 & 25. I just finished framing two of my watercolor paintings that I will be bringing. They are both matted, framed and ready to hang!
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Part of the reason I am very excited is that this is my first acrylic painting that I have submitted to be juried and I have only done one other abstract in my life so I was crossing my fingers and toes for this one :)