Have been working on the camping trip for a long time. I'm about to totally finish the 16 x 20 painting. Then Going to make prints of it and hang the original on my wall. Working on any thing for my belles makes me so happy. If all goes well my short story will go on the back side of the painting.
winter is here!!! we do not get it for very long.
Well life, the reality of life, has taken over my artistic freedom and of late I have none. It has been hectic. I have been facilitating a number of art therapy workshops (which is great) and the preparation has involved all of my free time. But...these workshops are easing with Christmas on the horizon and the summer holidays here in Aus when life begins a slower pace while universities and school are closed. Roads become quieter and as the weather heats up people stop inside with…READ MORE
Hello, everyone! I am new here...just stumbled across this site in my search for other "artsy" people out there! I am really glad I found you all. No one in my "real life" is into art, so it's nice to find others who share my interest.
A little background info about me....I loved drawing and sketching when I was a child all the way through my teen years, but then life happened and got in the way. I put down the sketch pencils and became lost when I discovered boys. :)
Well I have started to paint the paintings for my gallery next summer. Already am feeling the pressure! Anyway I am doing a few boat paintings over the next while and I decided to use some retardant in my paintings so I can blend the water a bit better. Can't say I like the stuff. It didn't blend well with the acrylic paint and left a rough surface in comparison to the plain paint. I learned to paint without it and I guess I will continue to paint without it.
I am doing PEI Dirt…READ MORE
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…READ MORE