This what I know: Today may not be my day - yet again another “list” that doesn’t change very much! But that’s okay
I’m taking a minute to stop.
This is what I think : I am grateful for the things I still have ... 1. A roof over my head and place to call home. It’s small like a apartment and tight quarters but we make do!
2. The best person to isolate with ❤️ Mat Armitstead and spend this time with! I’m excited for the time we will be outside enjoying this weather in the backyard and doing what we love.
3. The toilet paper I do have 😂 but still going to have to learn to ration and hide stashed around the house as JIC (just in case)
4. My job. My company is considered an essential service and everyday I am there with ability to distract myself sometimes from the mess of the world and focus on the task at hand. sometimes I even forget there is a crisis and move on with the day! And I hope that with our efforts to continue on in this business homes will be built for those who were evicted and needed a home during these terrible time’s or after. I hope that we will be part of building a medical building to provide more support for crisis and such.
The Explore Collection is a assortment of paintings in which I’ve explored new subjects or techniques. I usually work exclusively with palette knife, but I wanted to experiment with skies and that became the starting point of this collection. I incorporated brush work into the skies which added another level of depth against the textured mountains.
I also tackled a winter painting for the first time. It was a fun challenge and I think there will be more of these in the future. Although maybe not til next winter… I’m ready for some spring first.
‘Cedars at Lawson Tract’- 20”x20”. I’ve set up a small makeshift studio/painting table at my home, as I haven’t been and will not be heading into my studio in Stratford for the foreseeable future. I’ve been taking walks in nearby forests around my home, and around the pond across the street. I’ve been inspired by these quiet, natural areas and have begun to produce a series of small, 20”x20” local landscapes. I’m thinking that I may do an online exhibition and sale of these small, local scenes. I’m wondering what if that is something people would be interested in?
#tbt to when I had the luxury of having this place all to myself long before 'social distancing' became a trend.
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Michael Barber is the next artist I’d like to introduce you to 😁. Scroll through some examples of his work.....
He hails from Port Dover and is a mixed media painter & sculpted. His work is rustic and weathered, almost like pages from an old folklore book 😎. He is a master at texture, which he builds layer by layer with pigments, plasters and other mediums. He then chips / scratches and drills using all kinds of hand tools, shovels & gardening hoes revealing previous hidden layers 😎
His sculptures follow the same concept... Old leather straps, pieces of metal and wire are attached to hand carved wooded masks and objects. .
I absolutely love his work and can’t wait for you to see more. 👇 @michaelbarber_art
Lost among the stars ✨
An early morning before work yesterday to capture the Milky Way and Rho.. Another crystal clear night at Eel Lake.. One of my favourite spots for sunrises, stars and kayaking.. Love the reflection of the Milky Way in the water..
Here’s another small guy finished up! So I have 11 of these finished and I’m working on getting them all up on the website. Still aiming for Friday morning .....😉
These were originally meant to be just for the @londonartistsstudiotour but it has been postponed till October. So I thought with all the craziness going on right now I’d release them online instead 😎. Stay safe!!!!!
‘Lady Black Tusk’
24” x 36”
Acrylic on Wood
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J'adore les Chutes de la Chaudière. Il y a de très nombreuses compositions possibles, surtout pendant l'hiver et le début du printemps. Voici une photo prise en février dernier. Pour cette image, j'ai décidé de prendre une durée d'exposition assez courte (1/60s) dans le but de garder un peu de mouvement dans l'eau.
Today’s Art Vignette is on William (Bill) Duma. Bill is a noted Alberta artist. He graduated with honours from the Alberta College of Art and Design (Now the Alberta University of Arts). He was among one of the first student to graduate from ACAD at the time. Illingworth (Buck) Kerr, one of the founders of ACAD, was one of his professor and became a long-time friend and colleague. Influenced by Kerr and Lawrence Harris (among others), Duma’s works are more traditional in their approach but he remains to have a contemporary take on colour and lighting.
Most viewers will be captivated by Duma’s approach to light…”he just captures the Alberta landscape and skyline so perfectly” says gallerist, Colette Hubner.
His recent show this past fall of 2019 focused on nocturnes and rivers & streams. The nocturnal landscape has always been intriguing and a challenge to paint. Kerr was noted for his nocturnes and thus this portion was a bit of a nod to his mentor and friend. One of his other passion is fly fishing and thus the other component of this past exhibition. Several of these recent works shown here represent perfectly Duma’s talent and connection with Alberta.
Painting 1 –“Sunlight and Shadows (4-20)”, acrylic on canvas board, 12” x 16”, $1295
Painting 2 –“ Winter Supply (6-20)”, acrylic on canvas board, 12” x 16”, $1295
Painting 3 –“ Rocks in the stream (48-19)”, acrylic on canvas board, 12” x 16”, $1295
Painting 4 –“ Twilight (36-19)”, acrylic on canvas board, 12” x 16”, $1295
Painting 5 –“ Hay Rolls (32-19)”, acrylic on canvas board, 12” x 16”, $1295
Painting 6 –“ Sky Colouring (27-19)”, acrylic on canvas board, 12” x 16”, $1295
Painting 7 – “Stars Above the Mtns (23-19)”, acrylic on canvas board, 12” x 16”, $1295
Painting 8 –“ Last Light (20-19)”, acrylic on canvas board, 12” x 16”, $1295 .
Visit our website for more information about this featured artist from our current exhibition, Women Exclusive, and other Canadian artists we represent. .
During the current crisis, we are CLOSED, but can be reached by calling the gallery, our cell: 403.616.6222, on-line, or via social media. We ship internationally.
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I finally printed my own stickers!! Idk if anyone wants one, but I plan on maybe selling them in the future! They aren’t the best, and they came out kinda dark, but I think it’s a good first try :) I’m really happy with them!
Just two days till the Explore Collection is launched! This 8x8 is the smallest piece in the collection.
Email subscribers will have access to the collection at 8am on April 3rd. You will receive a link and password via email. The password will be lifted at 8pm. If you would like to be on the list, you can sign up via the link in my profile or DM me your email address.
🌷Happy Spring?!? 🤷🏻♀️A friend in Toronto just sent me a photo of her crocuses in full bloom. I kind of wanted to cry. If you are in the Edmonton area you know that flowers are hard to imagine right now…as snow blows across my studio window… This time of year can be tough as, we get more and more impatient for spring to come.
I was apparently feeling the same way a year ago when I painted this piece and I figured it was time to share it again. Bon courage! There is hope! Spring will come! Sending you all love in this perplexing season, of this perplexing year. 💓💓
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A pop of color this morning 😎. One of my personal fav’s of this next batch of small guys... hoping to have them all ready to go online Friday. 👍
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Starting off today with a little “Prairie Smile”, encaustic & oil stick on 6” x 6” cradled panel.😊
Next up another incredible landscape artist, this time from Vancouver 🏔 Fiona Dalrymple approach to painting landscapes really blows me away, I absolutely love the way she lights her paintings and her brush work is spectacular 😎. .
A science and math teacher, who has a secret passion for painting... Scroll through to see some examples of her work (the 2nd photo is coming to my house very soon) 😎. We are very lucky to be able to represent her work this summer 😁. .
More info 👇 @fionadalrympleart
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🌲Virtual Slide Show🌲 Our exhibition with Terry Watkinson scheduled to open in Toronto this month has been postponed so please check out our virtual slideshow. Artwork details and descriptions available online by visiting our website or contact us for a PDF catalogue #terrywatkinson#canadianlandscape
For anyone looking for fun/new things to do while staying home, I’m going to do a simple painting tutorial on Instagram Live tomorrow, Wednesday at 3pm MST - similar to the birch trees above. I am definitely not an art teacher, but I will do my best to get some Bob Ross vibes going for you.
Afterwards, I am going to auction off the painting on Instagram & donate the 💸 to a local charity. This entire idea is brought to you by @amydixonart , so go check out her art, it’s great!
If you want to paint along you’ll need:
•chalk (a dull pencil is okay if you don’t have chalk)
•cup of water & piece of paper towel or old rag
•palette (a piece of glass, plastic, wax paper, etc.)
•paintbrush (I’ll be using a flat rectangular brush)
•canvas or piece of paper pre-painted RED (paint it in advance so it’s dry)
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Playing with colors. Sketch of the day. 9x12" , Watercolor and ink liner on paper.