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January 13, 2010

succulent

I have just begun working on a large painting of a succulent. I had done a small, 6x6 inch painting previously. This one is 30x30 inches, so a much larger scale. For our upcoming show this summer at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, I thought that something bright and plant oriented would work. So far, I am quite happy with how it is going. The photo shows the finished underpainting. I am now putting the final layers on.

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An excellent art blog - Stapleton Kearns

January 10, 2010

One of my favourite art blogs is that done by Stapleton Kearns. He is a landscape painter who lives in the New England area. I came across this blog when he wrote a guest piece on the FineArtViews blog (I'll talk about this one later. Over the past year, he was doing a daily blog about art related topics. When I found it, he was just beginning a series of blogs about American painters from the past. It was very well, done, with lots of illustrations.

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2010 - A new year brings new opportunities

January 3, 2010

Looking forward to the coming year, there are some regularly anticipated events coming up, as well as a new one.

I will be sending a painting to the Student Show, with the Federation of Canadian Artists. It starts in a couple of weeks. Anyone who takes a class or workshop with the FCA can submit a painting to their annual Student Show. 

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Seasonal somethings

December 5, 2009

This year, I made two calendars, one from some of my paintings, and the other from some of my photographs of my garden and around Saskatoon. I have a few of them left after our art show and if you might be interested in either of them, I could mail (no cost for mailing - a little seasonal special) or drop them off to you before the holiday. You can see them here at Calendars for 2010.  

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Counting down to the Escape Artists' show

November 11, 2009

Our Escape Artists' November show will be taking place in about a week and a half. Time has flown by!

We are quite excited about holding our show 'salon style' this time. For our opening night, Saturday Nov 21, we will have flutist Sam Mitchell accompanied by drummer Arlan Koop playing for us. The times for Saturday are from 7 - 10 pm, and the address is 1125 13th Street East (between Clarence and Wiggins).

The show will continue at noon on Sunday No 22, and close at 4:30 pm. 

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November Art Show - Escape Artists

September 8, 2009

Our group, Escape Artists, is going to have a group show this November. We are going to try something new - having the show in a home. The dates to note are November 20 and 21. The opening reception will be Saturday night, from 7 - 10, and then Sunday afternoon from noon to 4:30 pm. More details will be posted here and on the Escape Artists' web site closer to the date. Mark your calendars now!

 

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Summer group show at Circle Park

July 31, 2009

One of the groups that I paint with, Prairie River Artists, is having a summer group show at the Indigo Gallery at Circle Park Mall, which is in the east end of the mall. It will begin August 4th and run through to September 6th. 

We hope you can come by and have a look. Enjoy your summer!

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Summer Fruits

July 23, 2009

 

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Summer Activities

July 3, 2009

It appears that this summer will proceed at a somewhat gentler pace than last year's. I will be participating in two group shows, one with Escape Artists, and one with Prairie River Artists (see calendar for dates).

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Mendel Members' Showcase Art Show and Sale 2009

May 30, 2009

The Mendel Member's Showcase, their 5th Annual, will be held in the lower hall of the gallery from Friday June 5 to Sunday June 21 during gallery hours. 

This year, there will be an opening reception for the public and artists at 8 pm, Friday, June 5.

I am submitting two pieces for the show again this year. I hope that you will have time to drop by - it is always a good show and has unfortunately been underplayed for the past couple of years. This year the Mendel seems to be making a better go at advertising.

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A good show

April 29, 2009

I had a very good time at our recent group show for the Prairie River Artists. If you visit the site, you can see photos from the show via the link to the groups' Flickr pages. We had a good turnout of visitors and I want to thank all those who came out to see our show.

I have uploaded all of the newest works that I had included in the show on the New Works page.

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Upcoming show - April 25 & 26

April 17, 2009

It is about a week until the Prairie River Artists' annual show and sale. It is on Saturday April 25, 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday April 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm. It is at the Albert Community Centre in Saskatoon, 3rd floor loft. 

I am still doing some final little bits, but the big things are done. This afternoon, I have several small oil paintings to varnish. Then a little framing and they will be ready. 

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Gardenscape Art Show and Sale

March 5, 2009

A sure sign of spring, even if the snow and temperatures don't seem to agree at this time of the year here. Gardenscape is happening at the end of the month (March 27 - 29), and I will have five paintings in their art show and sale. I always enjoy this event - helping with the set up and planting the demonstration gardens, the interesting displays, and of course, the art show, which just seems to get better every year.

Somewhere out there, spring is happening!

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Irwin Greenberg's Words to Paint By

February 17, 2009

In today's Robert Genn's 'The Painter's Keys', he talks about Irwin Greenberg, a watercolourist, and his list of 'Words to Paint By'. It is a list of 100 ideas he has about becoming an artist. You can find this list below Robert's essay. The first of these is 'Paint every day.' This is such a fundamental concept and one that takes a great deal of discipline.

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Paintings at shows

January 7, 2009

I will have a single painting at each of two shows in the next couple of months. The first show is at the Willow Studio in Saskatoon. They are having a multi-artist show entitled 'Branching Out'. It is on currently and runs until March 16. They are at 148 2nd Ave S.

The second painting will be in the Student Show at the Federation of Canadian Artists' Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver. The show goes from January 20 to February 1. There is an opening reception on Thursday Jan 22 from 6 - 8 pm. I would really love to be there - will see! 

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