Saturday, October 26, 2013

"River of Gold" 24 x 36" acrylic
This is the final piece for my group show opening November 14th at the Langley Centennial Museum here in Fort Langley.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Figure & Ground show

This show is what I've been working toward in the past few months. We are four women painters, with very different approaches- I think it will make for a very interesting and diverse show. Our common theme is landscape and figures.

Most fun for me is that my sister, Suzanne, is among the group. She is producing some beautiful pieces for the show. The show opens Thursday, November 14th and everyone is welcome. It will hang until January 8th so there's lots of time to see it if you can't make the opening.

All the artists will be demonstrating at the museum on Sunday, November 24th from 1:00 to 4:00.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

problems with purple

Purple is an interesting colour to work with. This painting was under-painted in purple and the top photo shows what it looked like when I first finished it. When I looked at the photo, I realized that I didn't like the purple-ish cast of the sand in the foreground. I repainted it with a warmer colour.

Purple doesn't always show up until you put the painting in daylight. Something about my studio lights makes it look less noticeable. I photograph my paintings outdoors so that's when the dreaded purple sometimes shows up too strong.

The painting is called "Soft Sea Breezes" 24 x 36" acrylic.