Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Next is a little ornament by special request - Rosco the Bernese Mountain Dog/Toy Poodle mix (yes, believe it or not, that's correct). The tag only measured about 2-1/2" x 3". I painted about 10 other ornaments similar to those that I painted last month, so I won't bother duplicating them all here.
Next is a boxer commission (Christmas gift). I'm also working on another commission of 2 Rottweiler puppies, which I'll post soon.
Paint your pet class at my studio was lots of fun. Some are going to be gifts while others were just to learn and practice. These are the portraits that were produced by my students in the 2-day workshop Dec. 13/14th, 2008.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Until the end of November, my artwork will be on display at Joseph Brant Hospital in Artway 2 (2nd floor). The show is called Inspiration. It's a show which is primarily watercolour and includes many of my favorite subjects - birds, animals, floral and some landscape. The hospital is located on Lakeshore Rd., in Burlington, Ontario.
I'll also be showing at the Burlington Art Centre's annual Christmas Sale and Soup Bowl Event, November 27-30th. I'll be there demonstrating and will have gift-sized painted items available (cards, miniature paintings, unframed art and ornaments) along with my other art friends. The soup bowl event is a special catered event where patrons may choose their own original hand-made bowl by one of the centre's potters. After their meal, they keep the bowl to take home. Visitors can come for lunch or dinner and then spend some time browsing the many works on display or watch demonstrations given by the artists. http://www.burlingtonartcentre.on.ca/
Although my fall watercolour classes at the Oakville art society are winding down for the season and I have only a few other classes left to teach this year, I'll have plenty to keep me busy as I finish Christmas commissions and gifts and prepare for winter classes, shows, conventions, competitions and travel teaching in 2009.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
It's fall and as usual it's a busy time for me with lots of news. I'm happy to report that I'm fully recovered from my back surgery this summer.
I've updated the classes page of my website. Be sure and check it out!
During the Thanksgiving weekend I submitted 12 paintings to the Rockton World's Fair. I received 10 first place and 2 second place awards.
I'm also preparing for a solo show in Artway 2 (2nd floor) at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington throughout November.
Gallery One in Mentor Ohio has once again invited me to participate in Masterworks in Miniature. I'm honoured to be in the same company as Robert Bateman, Terry Isaac, Arleta Pech and many other great artists. The event is in March so watch for updates in the new year.