Thursday, July 11, 2013


Marrakech   Oil   8 x 10

Marrakech is another new piece being present at the TD Art Gallery Paint In in Victoria BC on July 20th. This piece came together after a visit to my favourite consignment store, where I found on one trip the brass coffee urn and on another the handwoven textile. I added the fruit and focused on softening edges to create some mystery to the piece. 

A blogging friend Kathrine Thomas just posted about how paintings look in original form as opposed to photos and now also online. I can honestly say that this painting looks way better in the original form. I photographed it several times, but the figs kept coming out bright purple. They are darker and more subdued in person. Although I use Photoshop Elements  to crop and resize for the web, I don't know who to colour correct. I'm taking a workshop in the Fall on how to properly photograph paintings, and I'm really looking forward to it! 


Monday, July 8, 2013

Bordeaux - Wine Art

Bordeaux   Oil  16 x 16  $650

This is one of the new paintings that I will be presenting at the TD Art Gallery Paint-In (formerly known as the Moss St Paint-In) on Saturday July 20th, 11am - 4:30pm. I'm looking forward to being part of the Paint-In again this year and I will be located at 446 Moss St. at Thurlow St, across the street from the Moss St Market. You can shop for art and fresh farm veggies all in one go! How great is that?

For those of you unfamiliar with the Paint-In, it's a exciting day presenting all forms of visual art. Come on out with your family and friends and enjoy the fun! All of Moss Street from Fort St to Dallas Rd is closed to cars. The street will be lined on both sides with 150 artists who are bringing their studios to the street that day. Each year about 35,000 art enthusiasts come out to enjoy the event. This year my demonstration will be painting a still life from life. If you're at the event come by and say hi. I'd love to see you!

Here I am at last year's Paint-In. It was a beautiful sunny day and we're all doing a sun dance to enjoy similar weather this year!