"Making Faces", my solo show at the Station House Gallery in Williams Lake, BC , had over 700 viewers.
I'm feeling pretty happy about that because for a community that size, that is a lot in 3 weeks! My interview with North by Northwest certainly drew people in. Some of the comments were, "Oh this is fun"; "What a warm feeling"; and "If this doesn't make you happy, there is something wrong with you". Gotta love that! Thanks art lovers in Williams Lake. Glad I could make you smile.
I love painting portraits! I'm starting a new series
called "A Display of Emotion". First painting completed: "Sharlene...Resignation".
If you are fabulous at showing your emotion through your facial expressions, or you'd like me to paint you, email me at email@example.com.
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!