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The middle painting is a farm on Denman Island, just north of the Buckley Bay ferry terminal. I love how the strip of green contrasts with the trees in behind. It makes for a very nice horizontal composition. I am working on a large version of this scene.
The other painting is an abstract that I worked on top of a canvas that had alot of lineal texture. I was in the opthamologists waiting area,(forever it seemed) and I came up with the design just doodling in my little notepad. I dont like to waste any time when I could be creating something. I also have another design to work out, which again was created in the same waiting room. Doodling helps to shut out all the other people who really dont want to be there either......
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Can you believe it; I have been getting up at 4:30 AM. That's even better than 5:00! Except for this morning, I think my steam ran out or something. I seem to have so many ideas and so much to do with that feeling of not enough time. I am working on a commission piece and am almost finished. It was a little stressful at first, but I told the buyers that they did not have to buy it if they didn't like it. I went to their home to see the colors on the wall and the space where the painting is to be hung; above the fireplace.
I am getting everything ready for the Deep Bay Festival. I am really hoping it does not rain. I have decided to mark down some of my 100 series to move them out. It's business. So if you want a good deal, I hope to see you there, May 1st 10-4 Deep Bay Harbour.
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These two little spring pictures are for the Spring Show at the Magnolia gallery in Cumberland. Show opening will be on Thursday May 20th from 7-9 and will run until June 15th.
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A man walked into my shared studio at TOSH yesterday. He was with a busload of mentally challenged adults that had come in to look at the featured art display. He was totally deaf and could not speak other than make sounds which he repeated over and over. It was like he was asking me a repeated question, but I did not know the answer. We then spent about 20 minutes looking through my art cards I had strewn on the table. I would hold up a card and follow the design with my finger, a swooping swirling motion for leaves, up and down motion for trees, a "dot dot dot" motion for the spaces in between the trees. He would then copy what I was doing, or find his own areas to follow with his finger; he knew what it was all about. It was an amazing way to look at art. There were bursts of color, calm areas, and horizontal lines that were easily expressed with our hands. We had a couple of laughs. One of his chaperones came in and told me that the man (I am sorry I didn't get his name) loved to paint and was very good at rendering intricate architectural drawings. Intriguing. I would love to see them sometime. Oh, and I think I answered his question. He stopped asking as soon as we began to look at the cards.
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I have some images to load finally. My daughter has this wonderful camera and a talent for photography so we set up outside and she took some great pics of my work today. I am going to hire her from now on to photograph any paintings that I am entering for jury. It will cost me a little, but she could use the cash and I could use the great photos!
"Let's stop for a Latte" is a reworked painting from a scene in Qualicum. Originally there were two large windows, 4 chairs and it was lighter. I decided to spot light the section in behind the front table and darken the left and right side to create mystery. I really liked the reflection of people passing by so I just glazed them back and left them in.
The mushrooms "Out of the Dark", I had blogged about previously. And here they are!
"Chrome Island" was a wonderful "freeing" painting. It really hit a chord with me and morphed after taking a class with Suzanne Northcott. I feel a new direction is taunting me, not haunting, but taunting. In a good way. That is probably why I have this overpowering urge to clean up my website to make room for the new!
The other vertical painting is a scene from Ships Point in Fanny Bay. It is a beautiful place to set up an easel.
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