Wednesday, September 25, 2013

How is your week going?

So Art in the Park for me was quite good, although sales were not that great I did make a few new connections and who doesn't love it when someone compliments you on your work, I must have had hundreds of people stop by and chat to say how much they loved my paintings. One person in particular, this grey haired elderly woman stopped, smiled and walked around my booth, and turned to me and said, you know Dave, I am 90 years old, I am a classically trained artist from Europe, and have painted all my life and I must say your work is truly beautiful, much like the old dutch masters, she thanked me for reminding her of the earlier time in her life when she would visit Art galleries throughout Europe and said I had to visit the Museum in St. Petersburg. We chatted for a good 1/2 hour about art and life in general, then she slowly turned and walked away. Really made my day.

So to change the topic, last week I stopped at my favorite art store and they had lined wrapped supports for sale, 9 x 12, nice size and fairly reasonable, as a treat for myself I bought 1 to give it a try. Since I was busy I didn't get a chance to try it til yesterday. I really love the texture, small bumps and smooth, paint really lays down well, I was afraid of that, Linen isn't cheap but I think I found a new favorite. Here is my work in progress, just early stage of course.


Upcoming events for me include the Mississauga Art Society Fall show at Visual Arts Mississauga From October 4th to the 6th.

On October 9th I have 2 paintings in a group show called Late Fall 13 at the Tag Gallery in St. Catharines,
so excited about this one it runs from Oct. 9 to Dec 24, if you live close by, I would love to see you. This also means I am listed on their website, Sweet.

The address is:
TAG ART GALLERY
214 King St.
St. Catharines
L2R 3J9

I will keep you updated.
Cheers

Dave

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Art in the Park

Tomorrow is Art in the Park here in Mississauga, Just finishing packing the car, I have a spot in the MacEwan Barn just in front of the VAM art centre, so exciting, looks like it will be a bit chilly but no rain, yippee. Hope to see you there and wish me luck.

Today I laid out all my work, from the past year, I have forgotten most of my issues I had with each painting and was really pleased with how they all look together, it's almost time for a solo show me thinks.

Sunday September 22, 2013
rain or shine │ free admission │ free parking │ rome’n chariot │ dimkin’s crepes │ musical entertainment
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come out and support local artists and artisans at ART IN THE PARK 2013. Stroll through artist and artisan booths in Visual Arts Mississauga’s Art Centre, the Historic MacEwan Barn as well as on the lawn in beautiful Riverwood.  Enjoy paintings, jewellery, pottery, encaustic, mixed-media, fibre art, clay sculpture, wood carving and more. 

Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to enrich community life.


VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA
4170 Riverwood Park Lane
(off Burnhamthorpe Road W just west of Creditview Road)
Mississauga, ON    L5C 2S7
P 905.277.4313
www.visualartsmississauga.com

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Interview with Art book guy

So I have been a little silent lately sorry about that, I have been preparing for 2 shows coming up in the next couple of weeks, starting Sunday September 22nd, I will be Art in the park, put on by Visual Arts Mississauga

Sunday September 22, 2013
rain or shine │ free admission │ free parking │ rome’n chariot │ dimkin’s crepes │ musical entertainment
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come out and support local artists and artisans at ART IN THE PARK 2013. Stroll through artist and artisan booths in Visual Arts Mississauga’s Art Centre, the Historic MacEwan Barn as well as on the lawn in beautiful Riverwood.  Enjoy paintings, jewellery, pottery, encaustic, mixed-media, fibre art, clay sculpture, wood carving and more. 

Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to enrich community life.


VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA
4170 Riverwood Park Lane
(off Burnhamthorpe Road W just west of Creditview Road)
Mississauga, ON    L5C 2S7
P 905.277.4313
www.visualartsmississauga.com

On another note if you want to find out a little more about me and my thoughts on painting and art in general, I was approached a few weeks ago by the ArtbookGuy, Michael Corbin. He is an avid art collector and interviews artists. Anyway he asked if I would like to chat with him, I was honoured of course and agreed. The Interview has gone live and can be found here. Have a read and enjoy and let me know what you think.

Currently I am also preparing for the Mississauga arts society fall show which runs from Oct 4th to the 6th @ 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Reception is Oct. 4th from 7pm to 9pm Hope to see you there.

Have a great day.
Dave

Thursday, September 05, 2013

B-Roll

B-Roll: Oil on 11" x14" wrapped canvas $350

Here is a little painting I did the other day, was a bit busy preparing for 2 upcoming shows so I hadn't had much time to post.

I called this one B-roll as I used artist colours I don't normally use, like Phthalo Blue (btw what kind of word is Phthalo), Transparent yellow oxide, sap green and Dioxazine purple made for some interesting colour combinations, I did use a few of my standard colours for colour shifts and tinting like cad red and lemon yellow but mostly those 3.

Available at my Etsy shop here

Painting comes unframed with edges painting white and hanging hardware installed

Enjoy
Dave