Maude Roxby Boardwalk, 10.5" x 13.5", Pastel over Watercolour, Framed. Location - Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna, BC
Last fall I joined the Kelowna Painters Studio, a group of artists that meet to paint on Wednesdays at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. It is a great way of exploring your creativity. Ideas pop up and fly around the room. Seeing how others handle a subject leads to more ideas of your own.
This group has been in existence for 20 years! The membership has changed over the years but the core idea hasn't. This year we decided to hold a show to celebrate 20 years of artistic creativity.
The show, entitled "Art at the Top of the World" is going to be held on August 11th from 11 am to 5 pm at the very elegant home of one of our members - Patty Feist. Wine and cheese will be served. For an invitation and map to Patty's, click here.
As a way of giving back to our community, we are donating 20% of all sales for the day to the HeART Cart program at the Kelowna Hospice. In addition, I have donated the painting below to be raffled off, with 100% of the proceeds to go the the Hospice. (Click the painting for a larger version.)
This painting was done "en plein aire" (which simply means it was painted on location). I started with a watercolour underpainting and then developed the painting further with pastel. It was early in the spring and the trees were just budding out.
I hope you can attend the event. If you can't and would like some tickets for this painting ($5 per ticket or 3 for $10) just contact me by email or call me at 250-868-3525.
Hope to see you at the show!
The Okanagan provides inspiration wherever you look. I enjoy both painting on location and working in my studio. For more information contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org