Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Studio Table Uncensored and Unedited.

Today's blog post is part of a collaborative pop-up on Seth Apter's blog 'The Altered Page'. Seth has asked all participating artists to share their studio tables uncensored and unedited. After reading my post you can head over to the Altered Page and find links to all the other participating artists. Join the party!!

My studio table was purchased at Ikea about 10 years ago. I wanted to get one with a glass top so I could get messy on it and any acrylic paint or mediums could just be scraped away with a paint scraper. Quick and easy clean-up. I fell in love with this one at the store and the fact that it's the color of beach glass was a bonus. It was table love at first site.

When we moved 4 years ago my trusty studio table now had to double as a dining room table. Not a problem except that I'm not really big on tidying it up at the end of the day so we are usually eating dinner 'Big Bang Theory' style, on the couch holding plates in our laps.

As I am a fine artist and use my easel for large canvases, my studio table is usually piled high with art supplies that I'm using, inspiration sketches, tear sheets from magazines, and just about everything that I might need while working. And of course much needed mugs of coffee or green tea.

When I'm working on small paintings or mixed media work, I can pull up a chair and work right at my studio table. It's large enough to hold supplies with room enough for a nice work area too.

And when we have dinner guests invited my studio table gets the full treatment and gets used for dining. Cheers.

Monday, September 8, 2014

New Urban Landscapes at Canvas Gallery.

I've received quite a few inquiries about new citysapes lately. I'm working diligently on this series and I'm thankful that they are selling just about as fast as I can finish them. Major gratitude here. I did mange to drop three off to Canvas Gallery this past weekend and it's so nice to be featured on the Canvas Gallery blog today. 

 Grab a Taxi
15x30 acrylic on canvas

 One Way
36x12 acrylic on canvas

King West Early Eve
36x48 acrylic on canvas

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Let the Festival Begin!!

acrylic on canvas

In honor of TIFF which officially opens today, a part of King Street West has been shut down to vehicular traffic from University to Peter. The street is now known as 'Festival Street' and will be a flurry of activity, special events, outdoor screenings and festival mayhem. Wondering if I should head out, brave the crowds and perhaps catch a glimpse of Robert Downey Jr. tonight. Let the festival begin!!