I'm painting for a show on October 1st. Taking a short break but will be back to daily paintings later today or tomorrow. The second painting on the invitation is mine and belongs to a wonderful collector in Texas.
I have a plein air for today's post. This is the Christian Baptist Church in Newmarket, Ontario. As well as the Art Show, the town was participating in the "Doors open Ontario" event and you could walk through many of the historic buildings including this church.
I'll be at "Artfest on Main" tomorrow in Newmarket, Ontario, painting plein air with some artist friends. The paintings will be sold at the end of the day through a silent auction. If you're in the area, come out and say hello.
I'm not sure if I'll get around to a daily today....maybe later.
I've been meaning to paint something for back to school. I've set up apples, pencils etc. but just wasn't inspired. I was given this jar as a free gift from the art supply store the other day and it was just perfect for a painting.
I thought I would post a visual description of what happens when something goes wrong. I decided to paint this in more saturated colours and then changed my mind. Now I've gotten it muddy and thick and will have to wait until it dries a bit before I continue. Yes, I will fix the glasses.
Stay tuned for the finished painting.
The digital camera is one of the greatest technological advances, and as most teenagers are aware, they provide for hours and hours of entertainment. I'm sure you've seen these technically savvy kids ... stretching out their arms, turning the camera towards themselves and shooting a perfect photo of themselves and seventeen of their closest friends. The cameras are also wonderful when they're alone. All they need is a mirror, bathroom, hallway, any mirror will do, and their trusty digital and they can shoot hundreds of expressive shots and then delete them all with a click of a button.
And the lesson to be learned here is to remember to delete.
I'm an artist and daily painter (well I try to post daily) from just north of Toronto, in Canada. I paint portraits or figures mainly. I am also using this venue to explore some different ideas and techniques. Please contact me by email if you are interested in purchasing one of the paintings you see on my blog. I do accept online portrait commissions working from photographs including commissions for portrait miniatures. Please email me for further information. Thanks for visiting!