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
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
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
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
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…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
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE