Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Quiet Moment.

Sometimes things can get extremely hectic here in the studio with art deadlines. When I need to take a break and have a 'Zen' moment, I make myself a green tea and sit down to watch my cat Nami, take a sunbath. I find it very relaxing and a great way to just 'be' for a short while. Want to try but don't have a cat of your own? To the internet!! Videos of cats grooming a plenty.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Birches and Birds on Wires.

Birches, Birds, & Wires is a collection of my paintings hanging at Arts on Queen for the month of November. I worked right up until the last minute for this show and a few paintings were varnished and wired for hanging at the very last hour. It's so exciting to see them in the gallery, patiently waiting to be purchased and off to their new homes.

 In the window

 Pigeons and birds on wires in the gallery

 A selection of my abstracted birches.

 Canadian Beauty
30x40 acrylic on canvas

 Urban Still Life
12x36 acrylic on canvas

 Standing Tall
36x60 acrylic on canvas
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Upward Reaching
36x60 acrylic on canvas

A Gorgeous Day
16" round acrylic on canvas

'A Gorgeous Day' is a 16 inch round, acrylic on canvas painting. It was inspired after I went to see the Alex Colville exhibit at the AGO. Shown here on my easel.

 Portrait No.1-6
6x6 acrylic on canvas/board
$175. each

Pigeons are about as urban a bird can get. You either love them or hate them. I've always been fascinated by them and thought they'd be fun to paint. Painted in acrylic on canvas and board. I custom framed them in black wood frames to keep with the urban feel. They can be purchased separately but would make a nice display with two or three grouped together.

 Urban Landscape No. 1
6x6 acrylic on board
$175. framed

Urban Landscape No. 2
6x6 acrylic on canvas/board
$175. framed

I also included a selection of  'birds on wires' that I've custom framed in distressed silver frames. I think the soft, silver distressed tones of the frames work well with the blues and grays in the painting.  

Friday, November 7, 2014

Art Interiors 21st Annual Festival of Smalls.

It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's time for Art Interiors Festival of Smalls. In it's 21st year, the festival opens Saturday November 8 and runs to December 24th. Get full details here.

I was so inspired by the Alex Colville exhibit at the AGO this year that I painted small round canvases. They are adorable little round views at 8 inches in diameter. Original acrylic on canvas, I've only painted six of them, exclusively for Art Interiors. I think they will go fast so if you can't get there when the doors open you can purchase online. Just click on the images.




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