For those people who were still in bed at 7:45 Saturday morning, here is the link to her show: (I'm about 2/3 of the way through) https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/north-by-northwest/episode/15668017
With the snow falling today, I'm really looking forward to Spring, even though I know we've got a couple more months of winter, But this recent painting helps me block out the grey/white days and dream of blue skies and flower blossoms.
The picture I used as reference was taken by me last April in my friend, Pat's backyard in Sudbury, Suffolk.
Another in my series, "Faces of Ageing". Phil is most often in pain, but he always has a smile and a beautiful one at that. Always ready to laugh. Don't you just love his eyebrows? They go with his great crown of white wavy white hair!
At's a my Pop! I'm not sure how old Mike was for this painting. At least 94. I'll have to do some figuring out.
Now I have paintings of both parents whom I miss dearly.
A New Thing for Me! Abstract Art!
I felt I needed to loosen up a bit. This 24 X 30 piece, entitled Primary, is the third intuitive work I've done my whole life. And I loved it! It was freeing and didn't take me months to execute. Stay tuned for more!
Just in time for Canada Day! You can find 8 new oil painted Canadian Maple Leaves at Ritchcraft Gallery on Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna. Happy Canada Day, eh?
Duane looks fierce and defiant in this
"Making Faces" portrait. It won third prize in the Thompson Nicola Shushwap
Federation of Canadian Artists Exhibition last month in Kamloops! Way to go Duane!
This year I joined the local chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and as an active member, I've contributed to 3 shows already. One show, called "Retro", is online. For that I submitted a graphite drawing (framed) titled "Steam Punk".
From my "Making Faces" series, I've submitted "Milton", for the "Active Member Exhibition". For the "Artists' Choice" show I submitted "Marion", which surprised me by selling! Both shows were at the Federation's Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver.
I wonder if the buyer actually knows Marion, or knows someone with that name?
Making Faces show is being shown at Ritchcraft Gallery on Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna, BC, for the month of January 2018. OpenHouse on Fri., Jan. 12 from 5- 7 PM. Come and have some chuckles. If you are interested, I can do commissions.
The Portrait, "Janet", has been shortlisted in an online art competition. It is a multi-layered contest. The first part is winning online votes from the public. Winners to compete in a juried show in Vancouver. And winners from there go to a show in Miami! Please vote for me (everyday if you can) at WWW.bombayartisan.com. Log in with either Facebook or Google. Type in Janet in the search box, then click on her face to vote. (you do not have to join any membership).
Then mark your calendars for my show, "Making Faces" to be held at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna, BC. Please come to the opening on Oct. 13, at 7:30. Show runs for two weeks, and will display portraits of 25 friends, family, and strangers making faces that eerily show their personality. This will be a very unique show and will make you laugh out loud!