Here’s the poster for my show and sale coming up this Saturday, from 2-5pm. If you are in Calgary, please stop by!
“The Sound of Words”
16″ x 20″
Getting back into the swing of things after my week of preparing for and enjoying the Sophia Arts Fall Show. It’s been awhile since my last auction, so I’ve decided to put this painting up today!
Starting bid: $80
Shipping not included. ($30 Canada, $40 US)
Please enter your bid in the comment section below. Bidding ends at 9 pm M.S.T., October 3, 2013.
This past weekend, I showed my paintings at the Sophia Arts Fall Show, along with 5 other artists: Eden Thompson, Malcolm Glover, Jean-mattis Bourgault, Evelyn Caro, Ken Parry, and Knicki Markolf. It was a blast!
I was getting a little down by the last hour of the second day, when I still hadn’t sold any paintings, and then, BAM! Sold three. Thank you Aaron and Ashley! These ones are on their way (or are making their way) to new homes:
Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support!
This weekend, I did some live intuitive painting at the Signal Hill Library in Calgary. It was a little bit quiet on Saturday, but there were enough people coming by to chat to keep me awake! To begin the first painting, I asked two children to help me out – they added little figures and I worked the painting around the figures. It’s not the first time I have asked children to help me, but it is the first time I have kept the additions completely visible!
On Sunday, I began another painting, and had a blast talking with my friend Elaine (with me in the photo below). I also got to meet two online friends! These photos were taken by one of them, Gisele Hardock.
Thank you to the Calgary Public Library (Signal Hill Branch) for this wonderful opportunity!
I’m really excited about this weekend – I will be painting at the Signal Hill Library in SW Calgary on Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd, from 1-3 pm. I hope you can drop by! Feel free to introduce yourself to me!
I have six paintings up at the library, too, until September 25. All are for sale – please contact me if you are interested.
I really felt like working in a Flashback Friday today because I am super excited to go watch “Breakin’” today with my friend Eden. Granted, it’s from 1984, but hey, the 80′s are the 80′s. Here’s a shot of me from 1989 at Niagra Falls. Fashion of the times: acid-wash jean jacket (ugh!), flood pants, penny loafers, and LeSportsac purse. Wow. Just, wow.
From the cassette vault: “Standing in the Shower…Thinking”, by Jane’s Addiction. A classic album, and listening to it today, I realize that I still only have it on cassette. iTunes, here I come.
After I’ve been working on a painting for awhile, I step back and observe. Usually I notice that it is missing something here, or a little something needs to go there. But once in awhile, a painting needs a BIG makeover. It’s too rainbow, too monotonous, and doesn’t have enough contrast. The answer: black.
I can understand how this may be daunting. I can get caught up in not wanting to ruin my painting, whatever that means! I occasionally become attached to certain areas, and allow myself that attachment. Sometimes I will save those little bits, and sometimes I’ll just paint right over them. More often than not, if I save them, after a few days I am able to paint over them without shouting, “CRAP!” Painting with black turns the project right around, allowing it to go in a whole different direction. It’s a great way to get past being stuck and it adds wonderful depth to the image.
I finished this one today and just love how it turned out (but I am not attached to it.. I could do another round of black, I guess..). I’ve named it “Ether” – it is now available in my etsy shop.