Thursday, September 5, 2019

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 September.

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

Monday, September 2, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019 - September

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

Knoepfli Inn, 5484 Highway #124 Magnetawan, Ont.
18 Jun - 09 Oct 19 Scenes of Magnetawan

A Place For The Arts, 23 Bridge St. W., Bancroft, Ont.
20 Aug - 22 Sep 19
24 Sep - 17 Nov 19
19 Nov 19 - 16 Feb 20

Fenelon Falls Fair Grounds, Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Kawartha Arts Festival
31 Aug - 01 Sep 19 30th Annual Kawartha Arts Festival

Selwyn Public Library - Bridgenorth Branch, 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth, Ont.
04 Sep - 01 Oct 19

Peterborough Square, Artisans Centre, 350 George St., Peterborough, Ont.
Creative Hands on Festival
13-15 Sep 19
10am-4pm

Millennium Park, Peterborough, Ont.
9th Annual Purple Onion Festival
22 Sep 19 from 11am-4pm

The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery, 425 Douro Fourth Line Road, Hamlet of Douro, Ont.
07 Jan - 27 Mar 20 The Art of Daniel Marlatt and Susan Sydney
Opening Reception 10 Jan 20 from 7-8 p.m.

Please come out and enjoy the artwork displayed at these shows.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

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.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019 - August

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

Knoepfli Inn, 5484 Highway #124 Magnetawan, Ont.
18 Jun - 09 Oct 19 Scenes of Magnetawan

Miskwaa Art Studio and Outdoor Gallery, 250 Edwina Drive, Trent Lakes, Ont.
28 Jun -29 Aug 19

A Place For The Arts, 23 Bridge St. W., Bancroft, Ont.
16 Jul - 18 Aug 19
20 Aug - 22 Sep 19
24 Sep - 17 Nov 19
19 Nov 19 - 16 Feb 20

St. Matthews Church, Buckhorn, Ont.
Buckhorn Artists' Group
16-18 Aug 19 29th Annual Shades of Summer Art Show

Fenelon Falls Fair Grounds, Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Kawartha Arts Festival
31 Aug - 01 Sep 19 30th Annual Kawartha Arts Festival

Selwyn Public Library - Bridgenorth Branch, 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth, Ont.
04 Sep - 01 Oct 19

Peterborough Square, Artisans Centre, 350 George St., Peterborough, Ont.
Creative Hands on Festival
13-15 Sep 19
10am-4pm

The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery, 425 Douro Fourth Line Road, Hamlet of Douro, Ont.
07 Jan - 27 Mar 20 The Art of Daniel Marlatt and Susan Sydney
Opening Reception 10 Jan 20 from 7-8 p.m.

Please come out and enjoy the artwork displayed at these shows.

Monday, July 15, 2019

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 3, 2019

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 July.

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

Monday, July 1, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019 - July

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

A Place For The Arts, 23 Bridge St. W., Bancroft, Ont.
11 Jun - 18 Aug 19
20 Aug - 22 Sep 19
24 Sep - 17 Nov 19
19 Nov 19 - 16 Feb 20

Knoepfli Inn, 5484 Highway #124 Magnetawan, Ont.
18 Jun - 09 Oct 19 Scenes of Magnetawan

Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio, Peterborough, Ont.
KAGS
19 Jun – 07 Jul 19 Two Guys and a Girl
Opening Reception: 23 Jun 19 from 1-4 p.m.
Gallery will be closed as of 30 Sep 19

Miskwaa Art Studio and Outdoor Gallery, 250 Edwina Drive,Trent Lakes, Ont.
28 Jun -29 Aug 19

Isabel Morris Park, 20 Concession St., Lakefield, Ont.
06 Jul 19 21st Annual Jazz, Art & Craft Festival 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St. Matthews Church, Buckhorn, Ont.
Buckhorn Artists' Group
16-18 Aug 19 29th Annual Shades of Summer Art Show

Fenelon Falls Fair Grounds, Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Kawartha Arts Festival
31 Aug - 01 Sep 19 30th Annual Kawartha Arts Festival

Selwyn Public Library - Bridgenorth Branch, 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth, Ont.
04 Sep - 01 Oct 19

Presqu'ile Provincial Park, 328 Presqu’ile Parkway, Brighton, Ont.
02, 03, 06, 09 and 10 Nov 19 28th Annual Christmas at Presqu'ile
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery, 425 Douro Fourth Line Road, Hamlet of Douro, Ont.
07 Jan - 27 Mar 20 The Art of Daniel Marlatt and Susan Sydney
Opening Reception 10 Jan 20 from 7-8 p.m.

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

Monday, June 24, 2019

Coon Lake XI- XIII

Today we went out on Coon Lake which is one of the many lakes in the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park.

This will be the first time we are canoeing since 2016, as after breaking my femur in February of 2017 I was not able to get myself safely out of the canoe.

Even though it was overcast and they were calling for rain we wanted to try out the new canoe and see how it handles as compared to our old Kawartha canoe which was very stable.

Coon Lake XI

It took a little while to get everything set up, but once we were ready we launched the canoe and paddled out into the lake.

It was fairly calm as we went up the lake and turned into the third inlet.

Ron got ready to fish, while I took out my sketchbook and pencils so I could draw some of the trees and rocks at the edge of the lake.

I got a fair amount sketched in of the three pine trees on the point before Ron caught his first fish.

It was a nice sunfish which I took off the hook and carefully released back into the lake.

Coon Lake XII

In the meantime the canoe had shifted as the wind had started up and I started another sketch of another grouping of pines.

But before long he caught a second sunfish which I also released back into the lake.















Coon Lake XIII

With the wind getting stronger and the storm clouds looming we decided to get closer to the landing.

We pulled into another inlet and Ron was in his glory as he caught seven nice bass, which I as usual took off the hook and released.















New Canoe

We moved to the inlet just before the landing and waited there as two kayaks and a small motor boat were ahead of us. I started on another sketch, but it wasn't long before Ron caught another four bass, but with his last cast he almost caught a huge bass.

It was coming to take the lure as Ron pulled it out of the water. To say he was disappointed is putting it mildly, but it was starting to rain and time to head in to shore.

We will just have to come back another day to try for the monster bass, since we know where he hangs out.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Two Guys and a Girl Show Opening

Today is the opening of the Two Guys and a Girl Exhibit at the Kawartha Artists Gallery and Studio, located at 420 O'Connell Road, Peterborough, Ontario.

I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people who came out to see the show, considering the temperature was 88F (31C) and the humidity made it feel like 91F (33C).

I am not sure that I would have gone to a show on a day as hot as this when it continues for another two weeks.

It was interesting to see the visitors interacting with the artists and discussing the artwork among them.















About halfway through the afternoon Ron came out to see the show. This is the first time he has ever come out to see one of my gallery opening receptions.















He spent the better part of an hour speaking with Daniel Marlatt and Emil Varga about their art, before he left to return home to do chores.















I spoke with many people about my art and a number of them were especially interested in my pen and ink drawings and my poured acrylic abstract paintings.















Shortly before closing Christine arrived to see the show. She has always been very supportive of my art and chose her three favourite pieces in this show.















We ended up staying open past our closing time to accommodate the pubic. On the whole it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.















I would like to thank returning collector Ms. Christine Martin of Peterborough, Ontario on her purchase of Creation VI (see post on 10 October 2018).

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Scenes of Magnetawan Art Show

Today we went up to Magnetawan to hang the Scenes of Magnetawan art show at the Knoepfli Inn, located at 5484 Highway #124, in Magnetawan, Ontario.















The show will run from 18 June - 09 October 2019.











We were greeted by Bea Kolman, the owner of the Knoepfli inn.















We brought all the paintings into the Inn and set them in the lounge.














Just as we brought the last of them inside Bea told us to sit down and have lunch before starting to hang the show.

During an enjoyable lunch of home made beef barley soup and a grilled cheese sandwich we caught up with everything that had been happening at the Inn during the winter.

As Bea cleared the table we unpacked all the paintings we had brought to hang in the dinning room and in the lounge.

We started by pulling out the larger pieces.

These would hang in the dining room between the windows and set everything to go around them.















From there we hung two mid-sized pieces by the hutch in the corner of the dining room.















Next we hung some of the mid-sized pieces on the kitchen wall and then filled in the rest of the wall with an assortment of smaller pieces.

We made small arrangements of a couple of mid-sized paintings together with small paintings on the last to small walls in the dining room.

We put a couple of paintings on the wall by the stairwell going to the upper floor before moving on to hang paintings in the lounge.

We started by putting one of the large paintings beneath the first deer head.

This was followed by putting a smaller painting on each side of the deer head.

There were already paintings in place over the piano in the corner of the room.

On the far wall we placed a small painting below the plaque on the wall.

Then there were two more deer heads one on each side of the window.

Once again we placed a larger painting on the wall below the deer head.

Then we put smaller paintings on each side of the deer head.

















The last deer head was close to the window so we put a mid-sized painting below it and two more to the right side of it and the paintings were all hung.

We will return to the Knoepfli Inn in October when we arrive for our annual autumn paint out. I look forward to that every year.

If you have a chance contact Bea and make arrangements to come out and enjoy the exhibit.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

ACEO - Autumn Maples 1 and 2

Today I wanted to finish these two paintings that I had started quite a while ago (see posts on 20 September 2013, 23 January and 17 October 2017).

I decided that I would work on the first painting, beginning with the trees in the background and get it as far along as the second painting and then I would work back and forth on both pieces together until they were completed.

I used various mixtures of cadmium red, cadmium yellow, new gamboge, burnt sienna, raw sienna and French ultramarine blue for the trees.

Autumn Maples 1

I used burnt sienna and alizarin crimson for the rocks on the far shoreline.

Using French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I painted in the maple tree trunks in the foreground.

Now I can start working on both paintings together.

Using a mix of Antwerp blue and a small amount of French ultramarine blue I painted in the water adding lighter and darker areas.

With a sponge and cadmium red, cadmium yellow and raw sienna I added the leaves onto the trees.

Lastly I put in the grasses and growies with new gamboge and raw sienna.

Autumn Maples 2

If you would like more information about ACEO please go to my post on 11 March 2010.

The ACEO shown here are all original watercolour paintings using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. They are priced at $20.00 each and sold unframed.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Presqu'ile Provincial Park

Today I took a number of my paintings to Presqu'ile Provincial Park, located at 328 Presqu’ile Parkway, in Brighton, Ontario to be juried into their 28th Annual Christmas at Presqu'ile Quality Arts and Craft Show, which will be held on 02, 03, 06, 09 and 10 November 2019 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.















I left myself an extra two hours of travelling time so I wouldn't be late for my 1:20p.m. appointment time.















As it ended up it was a good thing I did, as there were three different roads that were under construction. Two of the roads were being paved which involved waits because only one lane was open. On the third one they were putting in a new culvert and again only one lane was available.















Finally, I arrived at Presqu'ile Provincial Park and stopped at the gatehouse to get a map to find Stonehedge Cottage , which was located at the far end of the Park and the speed limit on the roads were 25mph (40kmph).















Once I arrived at the Cottage with 10 minutes to spare, I took my paintings into the display room and set them up and went to the waiting area while five adjudicators looked at my art work.















I was pleased when I was called back into the room to learn that I had passed the jury and that they wanted my painting Frozen Barns (see post on 02 February 2010) painting, which usually hangs in my living room to be displayed at the show to be hung over the fireplace in the main display area. I look forward to exhibiting at this new show in November.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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 June.

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

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019 - June

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

Gayle Nelson Keene Historical-Society, Otonabee-South Monaghan Library, 3252 County Road 2, Keene, Ont.
A Pictorial History of Hope and Lang Mills
23 Apr - 08 Jun 19

A Place For The Arts, 23 Bridge St. W., Bancroft, Ont.
23 Apr - 09 Jun 19
11 Jun - 14 Jul 19
16 Jul - 18 Aug 19
20 Aug - 22 Sep 19
24 Sep - 17 Nov 19
19 Nov 19 - 16 Feb 20

Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay, Ont.
Guild Room
13 May - 10 Jun 19
10 Jun - 08 Jul 19

Northey's Barn Boutique, 1981 13th Line, Selwyn, Ont.
01-02 Jun 19 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Knoepfli Inn, 5484 Highway #124 Magnetawan, Ont.
18 Jun - 09 Oct 19 Scenes of Magnetawan

Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio, Peterborough, Ont.
KAGS
19 Jun – 07 Jul 19 Two Guys and a Girl
Opening Reception: 23 Jun 19 from 1-4 p.m.
21 Aug - 22 Sep 19 Stems and Stuff
Opening Reception 25 Aug 19 from 1-4 p.m.
25 Sep – 27 Oct 19 Faces and Figures
Opening Reception 29 Sep 19 from 1-4 p.m.
30 Oct – 17 Nov 19 Sky, Land and Sea - Outdoor Painters' Show
Opening Reception 03 Nov 19 from 1-4 p.m.
04-22 Dec 19 and 03- Jan 20 Harvest of Colour
Opening Reception 08 Dec 19 from 1-4 p.m.

Miskwaa Art Studio and Outdoor Gallery, 250 Edwina Drive,Trent Lakes, Ont.
28 Jun -29 Aug 19

Isabel Morris Park, 20 Concession St., Lakefield, Ont.
06 Jul 19 21st Annual Jazz Art & Craft Festival 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St. Matthews Church, Buckhorn, Ont.
Buckhorn Artists' Group
16-18 Aug 19 29th Annual Shades of Summer Art Show

Fenelon Falls Fair Grounds, Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Kawartha Arts Festival
31 Aug - 01 Sep 19 30th Annual Kawartha Arts Festival

Selwyn Public Library - Bridgenorth Branch, 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth, Ont.
04 Sep - 01 Oct 19

Presqu'ile Provincial Park, 328 Presqu’ile Parkway, Brighton, Ont.
02, 03, 06, 09 and 10 Nov 19 28th Annual Christmas at Presqu'ile
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery, 425 Douro Fourth Line Road, Hamlet of Douro, Ont.
07 Jan - 27 Mar 20 The Art of Daniel Marlatt and Susan Sydney
Opening Reception 10 Jan 20 from 7-8 p.m.

Please come out and enjoy the artwork displayed at one or all of these shows.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Setting up Northey's Barn Boutique Art Show

Today I went over to JoAnne Connell Northey's farm to set up the art show in her barn as some members of the Buckhorn Artists" Group did last year.

The peg board panels were already set up for me in the same space that I had last year, which I had requested.

First I brought all my paintings into the barn and as I unwrapped them I set them around the walls to be able too see them and decide where I would put them on the panels.

I started with the middle panel and placed the largest painting at the top in the centre.

This was followed by putting up my name sign on the left panel and hanging the second largest painting.

On the right panel I put three quarter sheet paintings near the top and staggered them a little bit.

I went back to the centre panel and thought I would add another barn painting, this was followed by a couple of pen and ink drawings diagonally across from each other and the last piece was another watercolour.

Next I sorted out the remaining paintings.

I set a number of paintings that had yellow, orange or red in them by the left panel.

Since the right panel already had an animal at the top I added the photographs of the pig, the cat and the pencil drawing of the horse.

I finished this panel by adding a still life and abstract painting to the bottom on the left side.

On the last panel I ran the three rubber ducks down through the centre of the panel below the boat.

Lastly, I put two paintings on each side of the rubber ducks and I will set up the tables and the small paintings up in the morning.

If you have a chance please come out to the Northey's Barn Boutique Art Show held at 1981 13th Line, in Selwyn, Ontario this weekend. The show runs from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Calm Water 1 - A Work in Progress

Today I was painting with the Buckhorn Tuesday Painting Group, and one of our members Emil Varga did a demonstration on how created coniferous trees using a sponge.

First masking tape was put across the horizon line and then the sky was brushed in using layers of French ultramarine blue and cobalt blue.

Once the sky was dry the background trees were brushed in using various greens made from the blues with raw sienna and allowed to dry while the tops of the rocks were lightly drawn with a pencil.

Using a sponge and dark green watercolour paint made from various mixtures of French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue and cobalt blue together with raw sienna, burnt sienna and new gamboge.















While the paint was still wet, cadmium red, cadmium yellow and a mix of both colours were splattered and dropped into some areas on the green trees.

Next the rocks were painted in using various mixtures of alizarin crimson, burnt sienna and a little cobalt blue.

Once the rocks were dry the masking tape was removed and the reflections of the rocks were drawn in and then painted.

I will post this painting at a later date as more work on it has been completed.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork. I hope you will return often.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Abandoned Farm - A Work in Progress

Today I am gallery sitting at A Place for the Arts, in Bancroft, Ontario.

After doing everything that needed to be completed to open the Gallery I thought I would work on this painting that I recently came across while going through an old box of paintings I found in the attic (see post on 10 October 2013).

I started by adding some trees into the background and worked my way forward by adding a few closer trees.












Next I began working on the farmhouse adding  shadows around the windows, door and under the eaves.

I was just starting to do some work on the barn when a number of people came into the gallery and the rest of the day continued to be busy.

I will post this painting at a later day once more work on it has been completed.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rock Shadows - A Work in Progress

Today I am painting with the Buckhorn Tuesday Painting Group.

I thought I would get a little more work done on this piece that I started a number of years ago (see posts on 30 January 2011, 12 March 13 2016 and 14 December 2016).

I started by making a pale green of the background colour using Antwerp blue and raw sienna and put it on the shadowed side of the birch tree trunks.

















Using mixtures of burnt sienna and raw sienna I indicated some of the larger areas of dark markings on the tree trunks.

With a dark of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson I started putting the dark lines onto the bark on the trunk and branches.

I will post this painting at a later date once the birch trees have been completed.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Hanging Baskets

Today is Mother's Day and I would like to wish everyone a very happy day.















When I let Kyora out this morning I found on the front porch my first Mother's Day gift. It was a flat of Marigolds.















Ron has watched while I fought with the many weeds that have taken over my rock garden and how long it takes me to remove them from just a small section of ground.















When I returned from grocery shopping I was greeted by four hanging baskets along the side of the house.















There was a fuchsia, which is one of my favourite plants and the other three were petunias, two were of mixed colours; pink, purple and red and the last one was a rich burgundy.















The nice thing about these flowers is that they attract hummingbirds throughout the summer.















Around suppertime Christine arrived bring Chinese food for supper, which was wonderful as I really didn't feel like going out to eat.















The other thing she brought for me was a beautiful hanging basket of very dark, almost black  pansies.















I moved the fuchsia to the hook by the maple tree at the front of the house and hung her basket on the hook by the kitchen window where I can see it every time I look out the window.

Friday, May 3, 2019

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 May.

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Chopping Block 1 - A Work in Progress

The theme at today's still life class at KAGS was "what's cooking?"

We were spoiled for choice with two tables of pots, frying pans and soup pots, knives and cutting boards, vegetables, spices and seasonings.















I chose to do a small section of the display with the chopping block in the foreground, the stainless steel soup pot behind and various vegetables, knives and seasonings.

At a later date I will add some colour to the drawing, especially to the soup pot with the reflections showing on its side of the vegetables which was also quite interesting.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019 - May

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

Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay, Ont.
Guild Room
11 Mar - 13 May 19
13 May - 10 Jun 19

Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio, Peterborough, Ont.
KAGS
27 Mar – 02 May 19 SPARK Photography Show
Opening Reception 07 Apr 19 from 1-4 p.m.
19 Jun – 07 Jul 19 Two Guys and a Girl
Opening Reception: 23 Jun 19 from 1-4 p.m.
21 Aug - 22 Sep 19 Stems and Stuff
Opening Reception 25 Aug 19 from 1-4 p.m.
25 Sep – 27 Oct 19 Faces and Figures
Opening Reception 29 Sep 19 from 1-4 p.m.
30 Oct – 17 Nov 19 Sky, Land and Sea - Outdoor Painters' Show
Opening Reception 03 Nov 19 from 1-4 p.m.
04-22 Dec 19 and 03- Jan 20 Harvest of Colour
Opening Reception 08 Dec 19 from 1-4 p.m.

Gayle Nelson Keene Historical-Society, Otonabee-South Monaghan Library, 3252 County Road 2, Keene, Ont.
A Pictorial History of Hope and Lang Mills
23 Apr - 03 Jun 19

A Place For The Arts, 23 Bridge St. W., Bancroft, Ont.
23 Apr - 09 Jun 19
11 Jun - 14 Jul 19
16 Jul - 18 Aug 19
20 Aug - 22 Sep 19
24 Sep - 17 Nov 19
19 Nov 19 - 16 Feb 20

Northey's Barn Boutique, 1981 13th Line, Selwyn, Ont.
01-02 Jun 19 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Miskwaa Art Studio and Outdoor Gallery, 250 Edwina Drive,Trent Lakes, Ont.
28 Jun -29 Aug 19

Isabel Morris Park, 20 Concession St., Lakefield, Ont.
06 Jul 19 21st Annual Jazz Art & Craft Festival 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St. Matthews Church, Buckhorn, Ont.
Buckhorn Artists' Group
16-18 Aug 19 29th Annual Shades of Summer Art Show

Fenelon Falls Fair Grounds, Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Kawartha Arts Festival
31 Aug - 01 Sep 19 30th Annual Kawartha Arts Festival

Selwyn Public Library - Bridgenorth Branch, 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth, Ont.
04 Sep - 01 Oct 19

The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery, 425 Douro Fourth Line Road, Hamlet of Douro, Ont.
07 Jan - 27 Mar 20 The Art of Daniel Marlatt and Susan Sydney
Opening Reception 10 Jan 20 from 7-8 p.m.

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Moonlight Island

Today I wanted to finish this little acrylic painting that I had started quite some time ago (see posts on 19 October 2015 and 19 March 2017).

I started by adding more detail to the pine needles on the trees using various mixtures of ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, raw sienna and Hansa yellow.

Next I painted in dead branches onto the trees followed by adding some highlights onto the tree trunks.

Using a pencil I added some definition to the shape of the rocks.

Then using various mixes of alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, raw sienna ultramarine blue and cobalt blue I painted the rocks.

Lastly using titanium white I dotted in some stars into the sky, added highlights on some of the rocks and added a few ripples into the water at the base of the rocks.

This original 8" x 10" acrylic painting when framed will be available for $225.00.

Friday, April 12, 2019

ACEO - Morning Pond 1

Today I wanted to work on something that wouldn't take a lot of time to complete so I pulled out this painting that I had started earlier this year (see post on 01 January 2019).

I started in the background and completed the pine trees and areas of brush and deciduous trees using carious mixtures of Antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue, raw sienna, aureolin and new gamboge.

Adding a little more Antwerp blue to some of the pale green I brushed in the water of the pond.

Using a darker green I put in the background reeds and the stalks on the foreground reeds.














Next using burnt sienna and French ultramarine blue I painted in the cattails, being careful to leave areas on two of them for the pale coloured open seed heads. I also indicated a few cattail heads into the background reeds.

Lastly, I put in the foreground reeds using a mix of French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue and aureolin.

If you would like more information about ACEO please go to my post on 11 March 2010.

The ACEO shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Old Cottage II

Winter just doesn't want to leave, but with the high today of 54F (12C) the snow we received yesterday should soon be gone.

I thought that I would like to finish this drawing that I started a number of years ago (see posts on 14 July 2013, 31 May 2016 and 18 January 2018).















The only thing that was left to do on this picture was to add the shading into the interior of the building showing in the open doorway of the cottage.

This original 7" x 9” pen and ink drawing when framed will be available for $150.00.

Friday, April 5, 2019

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 April.

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

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Well, Hello There

Today I am at KAGS for the still life class which features toys and stuffed animals.

I decided to do the lamb with its front legs hanging down below the riser at the back of the display, making it seem as though it wanted to meet the knitted toy elephant.

I put a few wooden blocks into the drawing near the elephant.

I may go back into the drawing and put the corner on the cloth covered riser.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Northern Lights

It is a miserable day with the temperature hovering around 41F (5C) and we have mixed precipitation falling to put the icing on the cake.

I decided I would get this painting finished today as I have been working on it for a long time (see posts on 09 December 2010, 21 February, 29 May, 10 July and 29 August 2012, 25 May and 25 July 2016 and 09 July 2018).













Using mixtures of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson, I finished the trunk and broken branches on the dead tree on the left side first.

From there I completed the pine tree on the far left side before working on the smaller trees on the far side of the lake.

This original 7" x 11-1/4” watercolour painting when framed will be available for $245.00.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Broken Birch 1

Today it made it up to 45F (7C), with sun in the morning, but in the late afternoon as the temperature started to drop and the wind came up, we received rain, which changed to ice pellets, then snow before clearing just long enough to be able to see the sun set.

I went out in the morning to run a few errands and on the way home along one of the back roads and I stopped and did this little drawing of some birch trees.

They were at the edge of the road with a water filled ditch before them.

I moved the birch trees to the foreground and changed the ditch into a creek and added some smaller trees.

The nice thing was that I returned home before the weather changed and was able to enjoy the sunset.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019 - April

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

A Place For The Arts, 23 Bridge St., Bancroft, Ont.
19 Feb - 21 Apr 19
23 Apr - 09 Jun 19
11 Jun - 14 Jul 19
16 Jul - 18 Aug 19
20 Aug - 22 Sep 19
24 Sep - 17 Nov 19
19 Nov 19 - 16 Feb 20

Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay, Ont.
Guild Room
11 Mar - 13 May 19

Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio, Peterborough, Ont.
KAGS
27 Mar – 02 May 19 SPARK Photography Show
Opening Reception 07 Apr 19 from 1-4 p.m.
19 Jun – 07 Jul 19 Two Guys and a Girl
Opening Reception: 23 Jun 19 from 1-4 p.m.
21 Aug - 22 Sep 19 Stems and Stuff
Opening Reception 25 Aug 19 from 1-4 p.m.
25 Sep – 27 Oct 19 Faces and Figures
Opening Reception 29 Sep 19 from 1-4 p.m.
30 Oct – 17 Nov 19 Sky, Land and Sea - Outdoor Painters' Show
Opening Reception 03 Nov 19 from 1-4 p.m.
04-22 Dec 19 and 03- Jan 20 Harvest of Colour
Opening Reception 08 Dec 19 from 1-4 p.m.

Gayle Nelson Keene Historical-Society, Otonabee-South Monaghan Library, 3252 County Road 2, Keene, Ont.
A Pictorial History of Hope and Lang Mills
23 Apr - 03 Jun 19

Northey's Barn Boutique, 1981 13th Line, Selwyn, Ont.
01-02 Jun 19 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Miskwaa Art Studio and Outdoor Gallery, 250 Edwina Drive,Trent Lakes, Ont.
28 Jun -29 Aug 19

Isabel Morris Park, 20 Concession St., Lakefield, Ont.
06 Jul 19 21st Annual Jazz Art & Craft Festival 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St. Matthews Church, Buckhorn, Ont.
Buckhorn Artists' Group
16-18 Aug 19 29th Annual Shades of Summer Art Show

Fenelon Falls Fair Grounds, Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Kawartha Arts Festival
31 Aug - 01 Sep 19 30th Annual Kawartha Arts Festival

Selwyn Public Library - Bridgenorth Branch, 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth, Ont.
04 Sep - 01 Oct 19

The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery, 425 Douro Fourth Line Road, Hamlet of Douro, Ont.
07 Jan - 27 Mar 20 The Art of Daniel Marlatt and Susan Sydney
Opening Reception 10 Jan 20 from 7-8 p.m.

Please come out and enjoy the artwork displayed at these shows.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

ACEO - The Road Home 3

Today I wanted to work on this painting that I had started a couple of years ago (see posts on 25 November 2017 and 23 February 2018).

I started in the background and painted the buildings on the distant hill.

From there I used mixtures of cadmium red and cadmium yellow and applied the maple leaves on the trees with a sponge.

Next I painted in the three birch trees using burnt sienna and raw sienna on some areas of the trunks, followed by adding the dark markings on the tree with a mixture of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

With washes of burnt sienna I painted in the road followed by a wash of the blue in some areas for the shadows.















Using various mixtures of French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue, raw sienna, new gamboge and aureolin I painted in the grasses and growies  on the land on both sides of the road.

Lastly, I used lemon yellow and put on the birch tree leaves and scattered a few fallen leaves onto the road

If you would like more information about ACEO please go to my post on 11 March 2010.

The ACEO shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.