Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Countryside Art Group Blog - Show Updates

On the first of each month I will update the Countryside Art Group's blog with a listing of shows where the various artists in the Group are exhibiting their work.

If you get a chance come out and visit them at one or all of the shows.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Buckhorn Artists' Group Blog - Show Updates

I have updated the Buckhorn Artists' Group blog with a listing of shows some of the various artists in the Group are exhibiting their work in during the month of August.

If you get a chance come out and visit them at one or all of the shows.

Monday, July 2, 2018


Today while I was sitting on one of the concrete blocks inside the barn waiting for the water trough to fill for the horses, Goblin came to the open door and stood there watching me.

I was surprised that he didn't run away as I took my camera out of its case to take this photograph of him. But when I got up to turn the water off, he slowly moved away and went into the west barn.

Food must be hard to come by, or he isn't a very good hunter as he seems to have made the barn his home knowing there is a steady food source.

With him being a fairly young cat, not much more than two years old, I hope to eventually get him to trust me enough to where he will allow me touch him.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Confirmed Shows for 2018 - July

This is a listing of confirmed shows that I will be exhibiting my artwork at this year. I will update the list as more shows are added.

Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay, Ont.
Guild Room
24 Mar - 25 Aug 18

The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery, 425 Douro Fourth Line Road, Hamlet of Douro, Ont.
04 May - 04 Ju1 18 Countryside Art Group
Opening Reception 11 May 18 from 7-8p.m.

Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio, Peterborough, Ont.
20 Jun - 15 Jul 18 Interactions
Opening Reception 24 Jun 18 from 1-4p.m.
08 Aug -09 Sep 18 Figuratively Speaking
Opening Reception 12 Aug 18 from 1-4p.m.
26 Sep -21 Oct 18 Driven to Abstracrion
Opening Reception 30 Sep 18 from 1-4p.m.
24 Oct - 11 Nov 18 Outdoor Painters' Show- Nature's Splendour
Opening Reception 28 Oct 18 from 1-4p.m.
28 Nov - 21 Dec 18 and 02-20 Jan 19 On the Move - Various Modes of Transportation
Opening Reception 03 Dec 18 from 1-4p.m.

Knoepfli Inn, 5484 Highway #124 Magnetawan, Ont.
26 Jun - 03 Oct 18 Scenes of Magnetawan

Lang Pioneer Village and Museum, Keene, Ontario
28 Jun - 26 Jul 18 MacKelvie Gallery

Miskwaa Art Studio and Outdoor Gallery, 250 Edwina Drive,Trent Lakes, Ont.
14 July -12 Aug 18

St. Matthews Church, Buckhorn, Ont.
Buckhorn Artists' Group
16-19 Aug 18 28th Annual Shades of Summer Art Show

Fenelon Falls Fair Grounds, Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Kawartha Arts Festival
01-02 Sep 18 Kawartha Arts Festival

Automotive Flea Market and Car Show
Douro Community Centre and Arena - The Harvest Room
2893 Highway 28 and County Road 4, Douro, Ont.
15-16 Sep 18 9a.m.- 4p.m.

I look forward to seeing you at some of these shows.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Fife Cabin

Yesterday the Outdoor Painters' Group were at Lang Pioneer Village and Museum hanging their show in the MacKelvie Gallery and after lunch I returned to the Village and started to take a walk around and got as far as Fife Cabin.

With the temperature at 91F (31C) and the humidity making it feel like 95F (35C) I stopped there and blocked in a quick sketch of the cabin before leaving the Village and heading home.

Today I worked on completing the drawing of the cabin and added in the fire pit, a couple of pioneer women and a few free range chickens.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Exhibit at the MacKelvie Gallery

Today the Outdoor Painters' group went to Lang Pioneer Village Museum to hang our art in the MacKelvie Gallery and afterward to draw and paint in the Village.

Take in began at 9:30 a.m. and by 11:30 a.m. we had a total of 52 paintings.

It didn't take long to set the paintings out around the room, where they would eventually be placed on the walls.

With seven of us hanging the paintings, we had everything up and in place on the walls by just after 1:00 p.m. at which time we decided to go out into Keene to have our lunch.

But not before a couple of people in period costume came in to see the exhibit.

If you have a chance to come out and enjoy the show, you will also be able to see how people lived in Canada over 200 years ago; with many wonderful ongoing displays and people in period costumes.

The exhibit will be on display from today until 26 July 18.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Interaction Show at KAGS

Today I am sitting at the Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio for the first day of the Interaction Exhibit.

There are a number of very interesting paintings displayed at the Gallery and we had a large number of people come through to view the art work.

The show runs from 20 June - 15 July 18, with the opening on Sunday, 24 June from 1-4 p.m. If you wish, please come out and meet the artists.

At the end of the show the Gallery will close for three weeks for routine maintenance to the Gallery and Studio.

The Gallery will reopen on 08 August 18 with the next show entitled "Figuratively Speaking".