This lil guy is the last of my series of four 6 x 6 paintings that are for sale for $45. I always find it interesting to see which ones are people's favourites, as this was one of my personal favourites, but the last one to go! I think it's mostly the sweet peas part that I like, because they always reming me of my mom, and recently I found out that they were my Nana's favourite flower! How cool is that! Anyway if you're interested, it will be residing at my house for now. The best thing about these guys is that you can just sit them on a shelf rather than hang them if you haven't decided where to put them yet. Apparently more 6 x 6 wood canvases will be coming in this week to our local craft store Creative Zone so I can go pick up a few more to do. My next flower is going to be the Nightshade. I am very excited about this:)
I loved painting on these 6 x 6 wooden 'canvases'. Something about painting on wood is a more enjoyable tactile experience for me than on textured canvas. The four paintings will be for sale seperately, however two of them may be spoken for already. I hope to get them up on the Shop page soon, but for now, if you are interested, I am selling them for $45 each, and will be making some prints. I am not sure how the prints will turn out with the wood background, but we'll hope for the best and I will post photos when I have them. (Side note -- I did not mean to use so much alliteration in naming the pieces. I'm not sure if its the teacher in me or just how it worked out this time!)
Recently my childhood family cabin was sold and I had to say goodbye to my favourite place on earth! I am forever thankful that my parents spent their extra money on developing our beautiful property on Lakelse Lake instead of spending it on home renos or trips to tropical all inclusives. (Not that I would say no if they asked me to go now...hint hint)
So, for Father's Day this year I made a mini model of our cabin so he could keep the memory of it, the place he helped build from the trees we cut down on the property, forever.
I am really happy with how it turned out, even though it isn't perfect! The materials I used were balsa wood, wood glue, a block of a 2x4 (there's a story behind that, too) and acrylic paint.
This gal left Xander's Coffee in new hands recently. Hope she's found a good home! (Does anyone else talk about their art like this?!)
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out last night for the opening reception for Collette Goutier Stewart's and my art show "Paint" at the Skeena Diversity Centre. There was a great turnout, we had lots of fun and we each sold something! Once I get good quality photos of all my new works I will post them on the Artwork tab so you can view larger images. Here is a sampling of my new work and the gallery space with both of our works on the walls.
Thanks to some deadlines, determination, and a great group of artists and organizers, I will finally be exhibiting some newly completed paintings at the Terrace Art Gallery for the month of June. Once again, Matthew Daratha has organized a fantastic group art show with many of Terrace's talented artists. Come out Friday May 31st at 7pm for an opening night with music, food, and artists on site. The set up is looking really good already and there are paintings, sculptures, drawings, poetry and more. Check out the show poster at the Exhibition Record page.
I will write more about my ideas behind these two paintings later, but I had fun incorporating gold acrylic paint and gold spray paint into each of these works. An old lace shirt was sacrificed for the making of these paintings, but I have a feeling it will be used again as I really like the effect it creates when used as a spray stencil.
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