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October 28 2011
Another show acceptance
I have been working on a new technique and decided to see what kind of a response I would get from the FCA. Both entries were accepted into the "Small,Smaller, Smallest" show in the federation gallery in Vancouver. I would say that was a favorable response!
See the stylized gallery page for more information.

Posted by Cindy Mawle at 11:26 0 Comments


October 20 2011
How did I come about???
I ask myself that question quite often. I peruse through artists biographys and find that the majority of them either: had a parent who was an artist, had an arts degree, were a graphic artist before becoming a fine artist, or were a retired teacher. I do not fit into any of these categories. I sometimes wonder "what am I doing here?"

I guess it is as simple as "I just am."

Posted by Cindy Mawle at 08:20 0 Comments


October 18 2011
November 19 & 20 workshop
Still life in Acrylic with a Holiday Theme

November 19th & 20th

When I was working on my "100 paintings in 100 days" and looking for so many subjects, I created small still life paintings of some of my favorite Christmas ornaments. (see attachments) I followed my favorite acrylic techniques which include thumbnail sketches, under painting and glazing, the latter being very important when painting reflective surfaces. These made wonderful gifts, and I kept a few to put out on my own mantle over the holidays. I also printed off Christmas cards from the images.

I thought it would be the perfect time of year to offer a still life workshop with a holiday theme. The November date would give you enough of a window to have cards made up of your paintings if you were interested. (a few options of which I will talk about in the workshop) We will be working on small size canvases. Some acrylic experience necessary.

Class size is limited to 6 seats, which gives me time to ensure everyone is receiving the instruction they need.

Nov 19 &20
5320 West Island Hwy
Qualicum Bay
email: for more information Candy cane XmasLittle Drummer Boy

Posted by Cindy Mawle at 08:53 0 Comments


October 16 2011
Another successful workshop this weekend
Just finished my second weekend workshop, "Rich Underpaintings and Coastal landscapes". It was very successful. I received great reviews from all 6 participants who filled in my evaluation form....phew! The 6 seat class size was perfect. I would not have been able to get around to each person as I did if the class was larger. I felt that I was able to help everyone as they needed and they all came up with a wonderful little painting they should be proud of.

So now the question....What to do next month?? I am going to send out a questionnaire to everyone on my "sneak peek preview" list to see what is needed, and if anyone of you reading this would like to add to that, please message me to let me know. I have been asked to do another acrylic and ink explorations, and am also thinking about more acrylic workshops. One that maybe helps the inexperienced understand acrylic paint?? Acrylics can be rather troublesome at times, a feeling expressed by a majority of those in this latest class.

Another idea I have is a one day fun creative exercise class.

Let me know what you think!

Posted by Cindy Mawle at 07:56 0 Comments