Tuesday, August 31, 2010

second week of workshop

This is the home of art noveau artist Antonio Chini. Here we are within walking distance of the Italian Riviera and will be doing sand paintings in the Mediterranean! We will also be taking a train to Cinque Terre as we went there 4 years ago and we were amazed by the painting opportunities!

Off to Italy

This is our first stop for 6 nights. It is in the town of Bagno Vignoni and is the summer residence of Pope Pius ll.
We will be painting in the mornings and having critques at night.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


These NEW paintings were inspired after traveling through Northern Manitoba this fall. I was invited to teach for a couple of weekends in Russell Manitoba, about 4 1/2 hours North of Winnipeg. What a fun time using my new Canon camera to capture the vastness of the landscape. I now have a file full of the undulating fields and different cloud formations.
These were on display at the studio show last week and 2 of these sold. The sale was a huge success with a total of 9 sales...and nothing small either. It seems if someone falls in love with a piece of art it doesn't matter the price. Not too much of a recession here!

Oh What a Grand Country

This is the painting that was sellected into the Winnipeg Sketch Club show that was showing all this month at the Bay Art Gallery. The second piece that was sellected by the judge Tom Lovatt was Spanish Hillside Glow. I am now just waiting to see if either one of these won the "People's Choice Award".This will be a real learning experience as the juror is talking about the pieces and why he chose the winning pieces and a critique on our work. Most useful!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Art Show in the studio

Well one day of selling has been fun. I have met lots of people that interact with my art. Most rewarding! Have sold 2 pieces in 1 day and there is Sunday left. Amazing to hear people's responses to my work and to see which ones turn them on. Will post pictures of the ones they have bought. really there is no rhyme or reason. It is like falling in love. there is no formula. You can't paint to sell as there is no reasoning with the consumer's tastes. Tiring and the smilel muscles are sore, but worth it.