I was thrilled this year, to have 5 of my paintings selected for the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Art Gallery!
Two acrylics and three Ink Resist paintings will be on display at the Art Gallery from July 8 to July 17. If you are attending the Stampede, please drop by and take a look.
I attended the Stir'Up event on July 6 which is an invitation only preview of all the art. What a show!
The Kelowna Painters Studio Society, a group of twelve local artists is pleased to present the 3rd Annual
"Art in the Garden"
This show and sale of original art work by members will be held rain or shine. Please join us for wine and cheese and leisurely stroll though the art filled orchards and gardens.
Date: Saturday, August 9th
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Pleasant Pear Orchard,
2379 Rojem Road, Kelowna.
Click here for map.
A portion of all sales will be donated to the Kelowna Food Bank.
I hope you can attend and look forward to showing you my latest work!.
I will be participating in a new art show that will hopefully become an annual fixture in the Okanagan. It runs the weekend of April 26th and 27th, Saturday, 11-5 and Sunday 11-4 at Mount Boucherie Secondary School, West Kelowna.
This will be the First Annual Okanagan Rotary Art Show. It is being organized by the Rotary Club of Westbank and Mount Boucherie Interact Club. Proceeds from the sale go to Hope Outreach in Kelowna to help homeless youth and Shelterbox Canada a Rotary supported charity that helps those caught in World Disasters.
I will have quite a number of paintings on display including new and older work. I hope you can drop by the show and have a chat!
There is a great art event coming up in Kelowna on May 10th. It is presented by the Central Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
The event includes an juried Art Show in the Galleria of the Rotary Centre for the Arts running from May 1 to May 31. An Inspirational Symposium will be held on May 10th.
Morning Session - Guest Artists presentations followed by a panel style discussion with questions from the audience.
Noon - Award presentations for the Art Show.
Afternoon Session - Guest Artists will demonstrate their work in separate sessions. Dennis Weber, SFCA, will host an open critique for Symposium attendees who wish to bring in a painting.
This event is an excellent opportunity to interact with see how these professional artists create their paintings. I would highly recommend it to artists and art lovers alike.
Tickets: $25 each,available at the RCA Box Office at 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna, by phone 250-717-5304 or on-line at www.selectyourtickets.com (Recommended to anyone with an interest in the Visual Arts).
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"From the Outside Looking In"
I am pleased to announce that my painting was selected for the Second Place Award at the Sixth Annual Federation of Canadian Artists - Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter - Open Art Show.
The show opened at the Old Courthouse Centre for the Arts in Kamloops on Friday, April 19th and runs until April 28th, 2013.
My thanks to the Executive of the TNSC for running such a great show!
Behind the Scene started out with an underpainting with a solid value structure and colours that interested me.
If you have read any of my previous posts, you will know that I am a fan of the underpainting. The underpainting has been used for centuries to establish values and composition. In both pastel and acrylic, I find that building up a painting in layers, starting with the underpainting provides depth and allows for rich texture. I have also found that experimenting with colour in the underpainting can lead to a more expressive style of painting.
On April 12, 2013, I will be a “Visiting Artist” at Opus in Kelowna. I will be doing a presentation on the power of the underpainting followed by demonstrations in both pastel and acrylic.
I hope that you can join me. Click here for more information.
Here is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation that I will be giving prior to the demos:
Every year, the Kelowna Art Gallery holds a Members Show. And each year they come up with a challenging theme for the show. When I was reflecting on this year’s theme of Maps and Mapping, I began to think of the earliest maps that mankind used.
These were basically images of landmarks that, if followed, led you to a specific location, perhaps for hunting or fishing. This led me to think of the annual journey that my husband and I take each spring to Northern Manitoba for fishing (and, of course, painting).
I put together nine pictures using Photoshop
I decided to make a painting that would be composed of images from our journey to The Pas, Manitoba and back. I sifted through the literally thousands of pictures I have taken over the years and put together nine. Some of these images are actually paintings that I had already done.
The images start in the Okanagan with the view of Duck Lake from Beaver Lake Road, then through the Rockies, across the prairies to Manitoba and a view of poplar trees screening a large lake. The central image shows that the fishing is good at sunset followed by another part of the lake where we have had great fishing. Then back through the prairies to the Rockies and home to the vineyards of the Okanagan.
I did a pencil sketch, playing with the way I might tie these images together. It looked good so I proceed with a colour study, done in watercolour.
Pleased with the result, I decided to go ahead with a full painting (24” x 30”) in acrylic.
The result is what I have come to think of as my Journey Painting. I hope you enjoy it.
This summer I took the opportunity provided by the nice weather to get outside to paint. After wrestling with my very heavy pastel box and struggling with my rapid drying acrylics, I decided I needed a more suitable method to capture the great outdoors.
The day after the Lake Country Art Walk Show, I was too tired to pack a lot of stuff so I took my watercolour palette and at the last minute, decided to throw in my pens and ink bottle. I immediately fell in love with this combination of media.
Not long after, I decided to submit some work to the Lake Country Art Gallery for their annual Under 100 show. This show is limited to works under 100 square inches and priced at under $100. It's timing (just before Christmas) is no coincidence. This very successful show is an idea place to find that perfect gift for someone.
Little Wilderness, 6" x 8" Acrylic, $85
The plein aire works I had been creating were perfect. I also decided to do several small acrylics for the show (from the comfort of my studio).
I will also be exhibiting a number of these smaller paintings at the For the Sake of Art Almighty annual show at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on November 12 and 13. These works have been a lot of fun to do and I have learned a lot as well.
I hope you can make it to one or the other show. If you make it to the show at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, stop by my booth and say hello!
Thank you to everyone who dropped by my booth at the Lake Country Art Walk show on the weekend. I very much appreciate the support and comments on my recent work!
This show was very successful for me. I sold a total of 8 paintings. With all those empty walls at home, I am very motivated to continue to paint this fall. Once again, thanks!
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