Valencia Oil 16 x 16 SOLD
This is the last of my new paintings to be featured in the Oak Bay Artists Spring Studio Tour, this weekend, April 20 & 21, 12:00 - 4:30pm. I loved this piece of fabric with it's strong design, and decided to combine it with the complimentary colour of the oranges. Things started well, but part way through I was questioning my choice of fabric with all those stripes, folds, shadows and highlights. Yikes! But I just slowly worked through it and bit by bit it came together. I kept a little mantra in my head, from my blogging friend Lorraine Shirkas, "Paint outside the lines", which actually made the fabric come together much more easily. Although it looks very exact in the photo I did paint outside the lines! I'm pleased with the outcome of this one and the European flavour it has.
I have some Jazz pieces in the LOOK Victoria 2013 Show, on now through the month of April at the Bay Center in downtown Victoria. There are a few hundred local artists participating in this show, put on by the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria. It's a non-juried show, and one where first time exhibitors can have their art hanging next to well known artists. It's a show with a wonderful sense of community and mentoring amongst artists, and it's such an important show to give newly emerging artists a supportive venue in which to enter the world of shows. If you are in the area the show is on the 3rd floor of the mall and is taking up two store fronts so give yourself some time to enjoy all the wonderful work on display.