Monday, March 5, 2012

Eastern Elegance II

Eastern Elegance II  Oil on Linen  11 x 14  $650

I'm pleased to tell you that my painting "Eastern Elegance II", has been juried into the Federation of Canadian Artists' Spring Exhibition, here in Victoria. If you are in the area the show is on at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Rd, until March 28th. There are many talented, well known Victoria artists appearing in the show, and I'm honoured to be a part of it.

I had a great deal of difficulty photographing this piece. It's still not quite what it looks like in real life. The white pot is bleached out with the shadow contrast not really evident. I was getting a lot of glare because of the dark background and finally shot indoors in natural light. If you have any tips for photographing oils with dark passages, please let me know. 

I've just added some pieces to my new website as well as a few testimonials from some of my collectors. I invite you take a moment to view it, and highly recommend FASO to anyone looking for a new website provider. They provide a personalized, highly professional site with enormous options, and excellent support.

Coming up April 14 & 15, is the Oak Bay Artists Spring Studio Tour, with a group preview show to advertise the tour at the Community Arts Council Gallery at Cedar Hill Recreation Center, coming up April 1st. So there's lots happening in the next short while for all you art enthusiasts!



  1. Congratulations, Claire! That is a beautiful painting. Such rich colors and those blues just pop off the canvas surrounded by all those red/orange colors! A real stunner! I also love FASO. I have my website through them, I also enjoy the Bold Brush competition.

  2. I think you are my idol, Claire! The way that you are moving forward with your art career is so inspiring to me. Your work is bold and perfectly crafted, and I think it would stand out among any collection of artwork, and would grace any wall with beauty. The new painting is so amazing! Congratulations on the exhibition!

  3. First of all, Congratulations, Claire!! What an well deserved!! This is an amazing I wish to paint half as good as you...the colors are so outstanding..I love it!!!

  4. Lovely. Congratulations. Wish I could see the studio tour as well in one of my favorite places on earth.

  5. Thank you Carrie, Kathrine, Hilda and Suzanne, I'm overwhelmed with your kind comments! They are so very much appreciated. :-)

  6. Hello Claire,
    Very beautiful painting!