Experimenting in Collage...
One day workshop in Collage and texture…. my own critic says the birds are too much in the center of the piece.
Perhaps if i learn anything is to take more chances !!
So here goes ………….
I started an acrylic painting of ( guess what ) a black bird …………….still want the words there tho’
♪ ♫ Blackbird singing in the dead of night ♫ ♪
There is music in the air !!
I currently have art in two shows.
The Art Space in Huntsville.
The Bohemian Cafe and Gallery in Bracebridge.
Friday I drive to Haliburton for an all day workshop at the Haliburton School of the Arts.
I am truly blessed.
A large thanks to all who support me on this journey.
this is a view of the Art Space show opening tomorrow evening ………. more to come
The Art Walk
July 9, 2011
Congratulations Huntsville on a very successful day!
The 1st Nations area was a hit with the locals and I must say the fellow that did the Emcee position did a great job.
I had a successful day , sold a couple of paintings and many cards ……….. folks seem to like my cards.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see me and those who continue to support my work.
A special thanks to Terry Gill, my teacher, my friend and my earth angle .
Saturday July 9, 10am-4pm
River Mill Park
Come for a stroll through the park and enjoy an eclectic mix of artistic experiences, live art and sales with over 30 participants. Featured this year will be a Native Village offering Native Artisans. The festival stage will be occupied throughout the day with Native Story tellers, drum circles, singing groups and dancers. Featured performers will be John Somosi, The Singing Birds, Storyteller Tim Yearington, the BIG Drum Group and Terry Sahanatian.
come out and see my latest artwork !!
My latest creative flow has brought me full circle.
Masks and Feathers were a part of my early art experience………. before I could even say the word “Artist”
The medicine wheel, In honour of the Summer Solstice. A time to celebrate the energy of the four directions.
Dancing feathers, swirling in the dark circle of time.
I seem to have a shift happening going back to the “wheel” the “circle” and feathers. These are things I painted a long time ago. The Native mood of my early work got left behind at some point and I am now moved to return to this work.
I love working with a black surface and using metallic paints. Now if I could just clean my drafting table off of all the “stuff” that has landed there in the past week or so …………… I could keep painting.
My Painting shown below [ a couple of posts down ] called Moonset, has been chosen to be a part of the February art show at the Art Space In Huntsville. Being chosen by Brenda Wainman Goulet an artist who I admire for her Bronze Sculptures, is indeed a validation of my art.
I enjoy the process of creating so much that sometimes when I finish a piece I just think ” well I like it” then I tend to second guess myself and think ” will folks just think it’s a bunch of paper” and the it’s an easy process.
This is the second time I have been chosen in a juried show and with all of the artists there are in Muskoka I just need to feel honoured, to be a part of such a community.
These are hand drums I made and painted years ago.