Ev McTaggart
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  • Toronto, ON
  • Canada

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Ev McTaggart's Discussions

Best tape to use for blocking out geometric paintings???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cortrell Harris Mar 23, 2013. 4 Replies

I’ve been using ordinary blue painters’ tape for blocking my geometric paintings, and while it’s pretty good, there is inevitably some seepage of paint that I then have to touch up. It’s…READ MORE

Trades..........does anyone know if it exists for anything other than ATCs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Owl Jones Nov 28, 2012. 6 Replies

I know our ATC group is very actively trading small works of art with members around the world. I just wondered if anyone has contemplated trading full-sized works of art? At a recent show, my…READ MORE

Creating a Personal Resource Manual

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ange Clow Feb 11, 2012. 8 Replies

What a wealth of information we have here at The Art Colony community! I find so many great ideas on here. Rather than hunt for ideas I 've seen while surfing this site and elsewhere when I need…READ MORE

Do SOLD signs turn off potential buyers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ev McTaggart Nov 8, 2011. 7 Replies

I hope I have posted this in the right forum. I have a small exhibit coming up in January, the core of which will be my new Nod to Norval series. The series is getting a bit of buzz and there's a…READ MORE


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"Under Da Sea"

"One of my FB friends commented, "Am I the only one who sees penises? Or is it penii?"  I told her to get her mind out of the mud and into the ocean! But I added, "Hey, art is what YOU see.""
Jul 20, 2016
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"Under Da Sea"

"Interesting piece, Ev!"
Jul 20, 2016
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My View From Here

"This painting now lives in Ottawa, Canada."
Jul 19, 2016
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My Blue Period

"I haven't been around much lately. Lot on my plate. But I like to pop in and have a look occasionally. Newbies won't recognize me. I'm waving hello to all my Art Colony buds!"
Jul 19, 2016
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"Under Da Sea"

12" x 12" acrylic
Jul 19, 2016
Ev McTaggart liked Thaneeya McArdle's discussion (March 21, 2015) Profile of the Week: Nelson Failing
Feb 10, 2016
Ev McTaggart commented on Christina Papaspiliopoulou's photo

a poppy

"Excellent craftsmanship, great colour and lovely topic. I can't resist poppies."
Feb 10, 2016
Ev McTaggart commented on Rita Lulay Malsch's photo


"Interesting. Yummy. Like."
Feb 10, 2016
Ev McTaggart commented on Patrick Schröder's photo

Supernova Remnant Gathering (exh. asp.)

"Now that is a wonderful mess! I love wonderful messes."
Feb 10, 2016
Ev McTaggart commented on Anatoliy Yurashchuk's photo


"Super composition, following the Rule of Unevens. Great colours, following the riles of colour theory."
Feb 10, 2016
Ev McTaggart commented on Jose A. Gonzalez Jr.'s photo

Still Life - Vase with 10 Sunflowers

"I like the blue in the leaves. Makes them stand out beautifully against the yellows and oranges."
Feb 10, 2016
Ev McTaggart commented on Patrick Schröder's photo

Brave New Bifurcation (exh. asp.)

"Love it, Patrick. The colours are so harmonious, they make me want to lie down under one of your trees and read a book all day. (With a picnic, of course!)"
Feb 10, 2016
Ev McTaggart replied to Tina Rich's discussion Blending color pencils.. in the group Beginners
"A blending stump would help, I would think."
Feb 10, 2016

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May be buying a real art studio!!!

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 11:54am 8 Comments

For many years, I have contemplated buying a property in Ontario’s Prince Edward County.  Land of wineries and a very healthy Art Trail, PEC still boasts property prices that are wayyyyyy below Toronto’s stratosphere real estate. Prices are edging up, though, as more and more Toronto people buy vacation homes and retirement properties there.  I want to retire there eventually and become part of that lovely Art Trail. So……………yesterday I bit the bullet and put in an offer on a 2.66 acre…


HELP! Am I forgetting anything? Less than Two Months to "Big Break" Exhibition

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 12:01pm 5 Comments

Eeek, I've now passed the two-months-to-go mark. I install my Passions: Red & Black show at The Art Bar of Toronto's artsy Gladstone Hotel on December 23. While every day eats into my 7-page to-do list, there are still SO many items still to accomplish.

Paintings are all completed. Oh yeah, some still need D-rings installed to conform to the gallery's hanging system, but that's a matter of two hours some Saturday morning. Soon. I'm buying the rolls of bubble wrap…


Art show Overload!

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

Oh, boy, this show at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel Art Bar in December is a whack of work!

 So far, I’ve completed the following tasks:


Written a to do list, complete with before show, bump in day, and after show items

Designed my Save the Date  card and invitation to the opening reception

Started an invitation list

Contracted with a design firm for my new art web site

Written the copy for  said web site

Completed most of the…


How to turn THIS into art?

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 8:32pm 0 Comments

Got to my office building this a.m. and there were hundreds of people—and six police cars— outside.

“Fire alarm?” I asked one waiting person.

“Apparently some suspicious character has entered our building,” she said. She’d been waiting five minutes. After another ten minutes, the police let us in the building and I took the elevator up to the 10th floor. My co-worker was already there. She hadn’t heard about the excitement.

I had just finished recounting the story when…


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At 10:44am on August 28, 2013, alexis ciccone said…

Thanks Ev for sending me this link to "Paintings I love" I am definitely looking into it. Are you on it?

At 3:03pm on August 26, 2013, Kat said…

Hi Eve thank you so much for the help. I will keep this in mind ....

At 11:33am on August 26, 2013, Kat said…

Im a beginner so everything looks flat lol

At 11:31am on August 26, 2013, Kat said…

Hi Eve the one pic Is acrylic, with the colorful flowers

At 12:16pm on August 7, 2013, Thomas Marino said…

Ev, nice to see you hear. I hope to be able to see your paintings.  I love working large, I like abstract painting/mixed-media.  I decided to go really small 5x5" collage work and now do most of my drawing and animation on my iMac.  I do tend to work intuitively.

Take care, Tom

At 3:55pm on August 5, 2013, Sourav Bose said…

Thanx Ev for your valuable comments.

At 1:32pm on July 12, 2013, Sourav Bose said…

Thanx Ev for liking my picture!

At 3:08pm on June 20, 2013, Barbara Cullen said…

Thanks Sharon...

At 1:40pm on May 18, 2013, Sourav Bose said…

Thanx for liking my painting Ev. Pl comment on other painting in my gallery if u can make the time.

Your art is brilliant and they inspire to try out different techniques!

At 6:46pm on January 6, 2013, alexis ciccone said…

I have to agree with you Ev, but it was fun to try something new. Family, friends, and customers have also asked me to continue to paint the more colorful and wild pieces -and really for me I do enjoy painting those.

I have started to paint mini abstracts because of all the inquiries to do so and it is working out well -plus side, I am having fun with it.

Peace,Love, & Art.



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