A work in progress. Second painting for Skyscapes.
Freedom, oil on canvas (first painting in the series)
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13th, 7 pm - 11 pm
Location: 1340 Queen St W., Toronto, ON
Exhibition Runs from July 13th - July 18th
Friday - Monday: 12 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday: 12 pm - 5 pm
I'm currently working with watercolours and I am using dry on dry technique. I must say I am impressed with the striking quality in the reflection of the strawberry. I look forward with experimenting with watercolours. I believe the next study will be a fuzzy peach!
I had a great evening at the Super Wonder Art Gallery last night! I received great feedback about my work and feeling excited about returning to the second opening of the exhibit. Can't wait! I felt so content to be apart of this show and to be surrounded by amazing artists. I felt inspired!
I'm not sure why but my eyes turn up to the skies and I am mesmerized by the billowy clouds. Here are three little studies I did this morning and hopefully these will lead to oil paintings.
I couldn't resist this activity I found in Artist Network. I decided to pull out my watercolours to create this little piece. I can't wait to continue to work on the stones. I'm beginning to fall in love with watercolours.
Well this is study #3 I believe for this week. I've decided to work with oils but this time on paper instead of on canvas. I can't wait to work on the clay-bord and aquabord I purchased the other day. I must admit I've been gazing at the sky a lot this summer and I hope to record the beautiful summer colours! I'm sure my palette will chance when the winter months come. The study below is still a work in progress. I will post the final version soon.
I am pleased to announce that I will be giving my first workshop on how to create an ocean- scape using acrylic paints. I am one of the co-founders of I.AM (Intergenerational Arts Movement) who will be participating in this year's Vaughan Culture Days.
Please visit the link below if you're in the area and would like to participate.
Landscape Study #1 - Canatara Beach (medium - gouache)
I was finally able to leave the busy city of Toronto and returned to my hometown this summer. While visiting, I went to a nearby beach. After finding a spot to sit, I leaned back into my chair and allowed the sun's heat hug my body as I closed my eyes. The crashing waves were music to my ears. (Sigh).
Feeling inspired by the natural beauty, I decided to take several pics of the shoreline with the intent to create a series of beach paintings. And here we are. The first study. I decided to use gouache since I have never tried this medium before. I have to say I enjoyed experimenting with the medium today and look forward to creating more studies using gouache.