Sunday, July 5, 2015

Still Life with Pears

Where's the Brie?  8 x 8  Oil  -  Available at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Hello everyone! Yes, it's been quite a while since I posted. I'm at a very busy time in my life and I'm choosing what I can fit into each day, so unfortunately posting hasn't made the list lately, but let's see how I do over the next while. I have to say I've missed all of you supportive artists out there, and especially seeing what all of you have been producing. There is so much talent and beautiful artwork on your blogs. I especially want to thank Hilda Muxo who has kindly checked in on me more than once, to make sure everything was okay and to say she missed me. How special is that when we've never formally met?!

This small painting is one of three juried into the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's Summer Small Works Show. There are over 80 local artists showing in all genre's and styles. It's always a wonderful show well supported by the art lovers of  Victoria.

My husband just retired, and to celebrate we are going on a two month trip including Hong Kong, Australia and Indonesia. I'm just in the process of trying to decide what to take for creating art while I'm there. Because we're going to be moving around and flying quite a bit, I'm thinking ink and watercolour in a sketch pad. I haven't done ink and watercolour in hmmm.....more than 30 years!! But that medium used to be one of my favourite means of artistic expression, so I think I'll try it out.



  1. This is a beautiful still life, my friend! Wonderful colors and those shadows and nooks and cranny's make it look so realistic! Lovely work as always! Yes, I did worry about you when you didn't post for awhile. I guess I'm a bit attached to my blogging friends! I read your last post "again" interesting! I went to the movies awhile back and I saw Mr. Turner...loved the movie! And my hand is feeling much better..I have to admit that it scared me a bit...I still have problems but hopefully it will go away with time. I look forward to seeing your next painting.

    1. Hi Hilda, I'm so happy to hear that your hand is feeling better. I hope it's fully repaired soon. Do give it time to return to normal because an artist needs her hands! Are you taking physio at a hand clinic? Thanks for your kind comments on my post and the lack thereof. But I am back painting! Take care and hope to hear that you're fully recovered soon.