Thursday, August 11, 2016

First Day of Shades of Summer Art Show

It turned out to be a wise choice that I waited until early this morning to finish hanging my paintings.  I was able to hang the additional nine paintings and arrange the exhibit so it made a pleasing display without being rushed or feeling tired due to the heat or high humidity in place at night.

Once again the temperature reached 95F (35C) and the humidity was even higher making it feel like 107F (41.7C).  I was fortunate in that where I was sitting at the back of the church hall I got an occasional breeze coming through the open door.

I worked on this painting that I had started quite some time ago (see posts on 29 January 2012, 11 December 2015 and 23 February 2016).

I started by painting in the hills using various mixtures of raw sienna, French ultramarine blue and Antwerp blue and left the trunk of the main tree in the left side field white.

Once the paint had dried I used a mixture of the grass colours and burnt sienna to paint in the fence posts and then using pure burnt sienna for the barbed wire fence.

Country Road 1

I am not sure that I like the light green colour of the hills but before I change the colour I will probably put in the trees take and decide at that point if I will change the colour. I will post this painting at a later date.

Although not many people came out to see the show today, fourteen paintings were sold from Ron Desjardine, Pat Harvey-McCourt, Rebecca Bilcox, Susan Sydney, JoAnne Connell Northey, Dianne Collins, Catherine Selinger and Heather Grant. Small items were sold by Dianne Collins and pottery by JoAnne Connell Northey.

I would like to thank Ms. Joan Smith of Toronto, Ont. on her purchase of Pristine Beauty (see post on 13 June 2010) and Sunset Reeds 1 (see post on 20 July 2012). I would also like to thank Ms. Lucy Lehmann of South Bruce Peninsula, Ont. on her purchase of Barron Canyon 1 (see post on 12 April 2016) and Evening Sky 1 (see post on 26 October 2012).

The hours for our show are:
11 Aug 16 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
12 Aug 16 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
13 Aug 16 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
14 Aug 16 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Please come out and enjoy the artwork displayed at our show.