Sunday, March 30, 2014

happenings and things

Hey, I'm back. I actually didn't realize how long it was since my last post, thanks for hanging in there. So let's get to it, April 12th and13th I am participating in the Arts on the credit art festival in Port Credit, first time for me, it's held in the Waterside Inn. More details can be found here.  I have also included a free admission coupon for you to print at home and bring to get in for free, free is good.



I am also working on my latest painting,  a lot of color with this one I have had 2 painting sessions 1 day went great but the 2nd not so much, but that's how it goes sometimes, no worries, I just keep plugging away, hopefully tomorrow will go better. I have decided to work on a few larger pieces, this one is 18 x 24.

Cheers,
Dave


Thursday, March 06, 2014

Vessels

Vessels: Oil on 18" x 24" canvas $550

Walking past the dining room last week I saw the flowers I had bought for my lovely wife sitting on the table in a vase, they had been there for quite sometime so by this time only 1 rose survived, it was dried and shrived but the leafs are some kind of tropical plant and there where holding up just fine, and really caught my eye, so I scoped it up glass plate and all and scurried off to my studio, my wife by now is getting use to the idea that things will eventually end up in my studio so she doesn't complain to much. All she asks is that I don't break anything, for me this can a difficult challenge in itself.

I don't paint large paintings very often but this really called for it, and I like the challenge.

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Cheers,
Dave

Monday, March 03, 2014

Vase work in progress


Here is my work in progress, looks like winter is showing no signs of letting up, good times!

Here is the painting I started on Friday, worked a bit on Sunday and then back at it today, this is quite a large canvas for me 18" x 24" which brings it's own set of challenges, thought I should paint in my anchor object first and block in some of the foliage, I manage to work through my indecisiveness from the start. Now I am working systematically across the canvas, have to pack up and head off to work soon, so that's it for today, have a great day everyone


Dave