Wednesday, November 6, 2019

28th Annual Christmas at Presqu'ile Arts and Craft Show

I was going to go to the Opening Night Celebration of the 28th Annual Christmas at Presqu’ile Art and Craft Show, but with the windstorm and bad weather the power to the park had been knocked out and the opening was cancelled.















So we decided to go today to see the exhibit.














I had already been warned about how long the lines can be and to arrive early.















Ron of course, didn't believe that in the middle of the week it would be very busy, so we finally arrived around 11:30.















The line looks deceiving until you realize that once inside the tent the line snakes from front to back a couple of times so more people can be in under shelter in inclement weather.

I stayed with Ron until he was inside the tent and then I went to sit on the benches near the entrance to give my leg a rest.

A little over an hour later we were able to get into the building.

The wait was well worth it.

There was a large selection of art in watercolour, oils, mixed media and acrylic. Sculptures could be found made of clay, wood, wire and stone.

There was a variety of handmade Christmas decorations, jewellery, stained glass, quilts, as well as maple syrup, chocolates, and other edibles, just to name a few things.

If you haven't made it out to the Christmas at Presqu’ile show held at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, at 328 Presqu’ile Parkway, in Brighton, the last two days are 09-10 November 2019 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, November 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 November.

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

Friday, November 1, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019-2020 - November

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.
24 Sep - 17 Nov 19
19 Nov 19 - 16 Feb 20
01 Jul - 03 Aug 20 Solo Show in The Annex
05-31 Aug 20 Buckhorn Artists' Group in The Annex

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.

Wednesday, October 30, 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.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hay Bay I

Today we took the trailer for our last trip of the year and went to Pickerel Park Sun RV Resort and Campground in Napanee, Ontario.

It didn't take very long for us to get into our spot and have everything set up. This time we brought Kyora with us and she quickly learned not to charge out at the other dogs or bark at people as they walked along the road.














Then we went exploring. The Campground is located on 21 acres (8.5 hectares) and features over 700' (213.4m) of shoreline on Hay Bay. The boat docks are set in such a way as where the small sandy beach is located the central dock forms a large, rectangular protected swimming area, with the boats docking on the outside, or at other straight docks on either side of the protected section.

The heated pool, been drained for the season, but there was bingo in one of the buildings and craft/art activities, there were a number of horseshoe pitches and Ron couldn't wait to go fishing.















After lunch, we went back to the docks and Ron went fishing while I did this little pencil drawing of the shoreline on the other side of Hay Bay.

Kyora, caught up on her beauty sleep as she lay behind Ron's chair and occasionally lifted her head and looked around to be sure that we were safe.










Time seemed to pass quickly, and before long the sun was getting lower in the sky and we headed back to the trailer to have supper and relax for the evening with a campfire.

We left the next morning, early enough to beat the Thanksgiving weekend traffic as we headed back home.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Old Outhouse 1 - A Work in Progress

Today is our last full day at the Knoepfli Inn, we will be leaving for home tomorrow morning after breakfast.

Since the weather was sunny and warm with the temperature making it up to 61F (16C) and no wind.

After breakfast I decided I would work on this painting of the old outhouse that I started last year (see posts on 01 October 2018 and 04 May 2019).

During the morning I worked on the getting the outhouse finished as I wanted the sunlight shining on it instead of having it back lit.

Time passed quickly and before long the bell rang calling us in for lunch.

After lunch I took the time to take some photographs of Ahmic Lake, the Knoepfli Rapids and the Magnetawan River for future paintings.

I went back to the cabin and did a little more on the painting by starting he trunk of one of the foreground trees.

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork.

Friday, October 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 October.

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Changing Season 1 and 2 - Two Works in Progress

Today I wanted to do a couple of small autumn paintings, so I used a couple of photographs that I took while canoeing on Eels Lake earlier this week.

The first one is taken from the dock of the shoreline area nearest where the boat launch is located.

It is a nice mixture of coniferous and deciduous trees at the edge of the lake.

It shows how low the water levels are in the lake at this time of the year, with so many of the rocks and stumps being above the water.

Changing Season 1

Next I chose the area in the inlet on the far side of the parking lot for those using the boat launch.

This view shows even more of the exposed rocks that are normally below the surface of the lake.

Most of the deciduous trees are higher up and further back from the shoreline, while the pines and cedars are lower and almost on the edge of the water.

I decided I would do these paintings just at sunset as I saw them.

Changing Season 2

I started by putting in the sky in with a mix of raw sienna and alizarin crimson.

At a later date I will post each of these paintings as more work on them is completed.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019-2020 - October

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.
24 Sep - 17 Nov 19
19 Nov 19 - 16 Feb 20
01 Jul - 03 Aug 20 Solo Show in The Annex
05-31 Aug 20 Buckhorn Artists' Group in The Annex

Selwyn Public Library - Bridgenorth Branch, 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth, Ont.
04 Sep - 05 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 these shows.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Eels Lake I - III

Since Ron didn't have to go in to work today and the weather was nice, we decided that we would take the canoe and head up toward Bancroft so I could take some photographs of the autumn colours which are a lot further along than they are here.

I thought that we would stop and go in to either Loon Call Lake or Wolf Lake, but Ron wanted to try a lake that we hadn't been to before so we ended up at Eel's Lake.

When we arrived, we could see that the water levels were down at least 2-1/2 - 3ft (.76 - .91m), which allowed many rocks, stumps and logs showing which would normally be submerged.

Eels Lake I

As usual we headed up the lake until we were as far as we wanted to go for the trip and turned the canoe around and I would work on drawings and take reference photographs while Ron went fishing.

I did a drawing of a large pine tree on an island which was at our turning point.















Eels Lake II

As we continued on our way back be went in between a chain of islands and the shore, both of which had cottages and boat docks.

My second drawing was of an island with a large number of pine, cedar and maple trees, which at a later date I may do a large painting in either watercolour or acrylic.














Eels Lake III

As we returned to the boat launch Rob decided he wanted to try one last time to catch a fish and we went into the shallow inlet on the far side of the dock.

Unfortunately for Ron, this trip the only thing he managed to catch was a couple of the sunken logs in the inlet. All in all it was an enjoyable day out on the lake.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Clear Lake V - Cottages

I wanted to finish another drawing, so I pulled out this one that was a part of a series from Clear Lake that was started a number of years ago (see posts on 09 June 2013, 06 May, 06 July and 31 December 2016 and 07 February 2018).

First I put in a couple of chairs by the shade tree at the edge of the lake.

This was followed by adding grasses, rocks and growies along the shoreline.















Lastly, I added a few more ripples into the water in the foreground.

This original 7" x 9" pen and ink drawing when matted and shrink wrapped will be available for $50.00.

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

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Little Lake Trees 1 and 2

Today I set up the display at the 9th Annual Purple Onion Festival held in Millennium Park in Peterborough.

I was joined by fellow artists Jewell Allington, Jane Hall and Emil Varga.

We had a fairly steady stream of people coming through the building throughout the day.

In the afternoon I took a break and walked along the pathway by Little Lake.

I did this drawing of a maple tree with the sun on the lake and the autumn colours in the background.

Little Lake Trees 1

On my way back to the show I stopped at this spot which featured four maple trees with various coloured foliage with the sun lighting up the autumn colours on the far shore.















Little Lake Trees 2

When I returned to the building it wasn't long before I had to take the show down and head back home.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stoney Lake I and II

Today Cindy, Norma and I took the lunch cruise with the new Stoney Lake Cruises.

We boarded the M/V Spirit of the Kawarthas, which is the largest cruise ship in the Kawarthas at 11:00 a.m. and will return at 1:00 p.m.















Needless to say we took our place on the upper deck so we could take photographs unhindered. I found a spot by the pilot house and spent most of my time there until we were called below for lunch.

Lunch consisted of fresh rolls, pasta salad, Caesar salad and a garden salad, chicken with seasoned rice and lasagna. This was followed by a dessert of butter tarts and a variety of freshly baked cookies.















Stoney Lake I

After doing a couple of drawings while below deck, I returned to the upper deck to take more photographs and enjoy seeing some of the over 1,128 islands as well as many of the famous buildings like the Glass House, Church on the Rock and the Ronnie Hawkins Estate to name a few.













Stoney Lake II

Thank you for taking the time to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.

Friday, September 13, 2019

ACEO - Garden Shed 2

Today is the first day of the Creative Hands on Festival and Lois Shaw, Jewell Allington and I were the artists displaying our art work and representing KAGS.

It is being held on the lower level of the Peterborough Square from 13-15 September 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In between showing people how to paint pine trees in watercolour I worked on this painting that I had started a number of years ago while painting with the KAGS Outdoor Painters' Group on location (see posts on 16 May 2016, 29 May and 19 October 2017).















By the end of the day three people went home with lovely little watercolour paintings of pine trees.

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.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Creative Hands on Festival

Today Lois Shaw I were setting up the KAGS display at the Creative Hands on Festival.















Over the next three days we will have three to four artists from the Gallery doing demonstrations of painting in oils or watercolour and I will also be showing people how do a painting of a pine tree in watercolour.













It is being held on the lower level of the Peterborough Square from 13-15 September 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.














If you have a chance please come out this weekend and enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts on display and try your hand at making a wide variety of crafts.

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

Chemong Lake VI and VII

Since Ron didn't have to work today, we decided to go out on Chemong Lake in the pontoon boat.

We didn't go too far from the boat launch and stopped in the first inlet and let the current carry the boat along.















Chemong Lake VI - The Orange Barns

I turned and faced a different direction and on a hill there were a couple of barns and a farmhouse which I finished drawing before it started to rain.













Chemong Lake VII - Distant Barns

Ron managed to catch two bass and I did two pencil drawings, so it was a good day all around.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019-2020 - 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
01 Jul - 03 Aug 20 Solo Show in The Annex
05-31 Aug 20 Buckhorn Artists' Group in The Annex

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

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 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

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 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.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

21st Annual Lakefield Jazz, Art & Craft Festival

Today I met with three other KAGS members at the 21st Annual Lakefield Jazz, Art & Craft Festival to help with setting up the tent.















Once the tent was set up I was given the back wall to set up my part of the art display.















The Festival is being held at the Isabel Morris Park, at 20 Concession St., in Lakefield, Ontario and the vendors will be there from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and the music will continue through until 10 p.m.















There were a large number of people attending the Festival even though the temperature was 86F (30C) with the humidity making it feel like 97F (37C) and they were calling for thunderstorms in the afternoon.















If you have a chance, please come out and enjoy the Festival.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Article in The Peterborough Examiner

I am sharing this story from The Peterborough Examiner:
"Kawartha Artists’ Outdoor Painters' Show opens Friday at Lang Pioneer Village"













Artist Susan Sydney sketches the Lang Grist Mill, built in 1846, on Thursday July 4, 2019 at Lang Pioneer Village near Keene, Ont., in preparation for the Kawartha Artists' Outdoor Painters Show that runs July 5th to 31st. - Clifford Skarstedt, Examiner

The Kawartha Artists' Outdoor Painters Show opens Friday and continues until July 31 at Lang Pioneer Village, north of Keene in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township.

The Outdoor Painters are a group of artists from Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio on Park Street in Peterborough.













Artist Susan Sydney sketches the Lang Grist Mill, built in 1846, on Thursday at Lang Pioneer Village, north of Keene, in preparation for the Kawartha Artists’ Outdoor Painters Show which opens Friday and runs daily at the museum until July 31. The Outdoor Painters are a group of artists from Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio. - Clifford Skarstedt , Examiner

From spring through to fall they paint in various locations in and around Peterborough, including annual visits to Lang Pioneer Village.

During the winter months, they meet indoors at the Peterborough studio and work in various mediums completing works or beginning pieces anew.












Artist Susan Sydney sketches the David Fife's 1820 log Cabin on Thursday July 4, 2019 at Lang Pioneer Village near Keene, Ont., in preparation for the Kawartha Artists' Outdoor Painters Show that runs July 5th to 31st. - Clifford Skarstedt,Examiner

The show is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the rest of the month at the Lang Pioneer Village museum.















Artists Joanne Carlen and Barry Parsons install artwork for the Kawartha Artists' Outdoor Painters Show on Thursday July 4, 2019 at Lang Pioneer Village near Keene, Ont., that runs July 5th to 31st. - Clifford Skarstedt,Examiner

Meanwhile Lang Pioneer village is hosting one of its special summer events, the Bedrooms and Backwoods: Secrets of the Village at Night on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.

Participants can tour the village by the glow of lantern light and experience the secrets of settler life after dark, according to a release.














Artists Joanne Carlen and Barry Parsons install artwork for the Kawartha Artists' Outdoor Painters Show on Thursday July 4, 2019 at Lang Pioneer Village near Keene, Ont., that runs July 5th to 31st. - Clifford Skarstedt,Examiner

The event, which falls on National Kissing Day, features:

• Romantic horse-drawn wagon rides through the village under the evening sky.

• Traditional melodies performed by Al Kirby, Michael O'Toole and Cheryl Casselman.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Display at the MacKelvie Gallery

Today the KAGS Outdoor Painters' Group will hang a display of their artwork in the MacKelvie Gallery at the Lang Pioneer Village and Museum, located in Keene, Ontario.

While we were hanging our exhibit The Peterborough Examiner sent out a photographer/writer to take pictures of our Group hanging the show in the gallery and I was nominated by the Group to give him information about the Outdoor Painters and the Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio.

I also ended up having to go outside and sketch some of the buildings including the Lang Grist Mill which is celebrating its 175th year and Fife Cabin while being photographed.

The article will appear in the paper later today.

I will post the article at a later date together with the photographs.

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.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Tied Up 5

I was out back of the barn today and looking at some of our old boats.

I did this little drawing of the old fishing boat that was still on the trailer.















Of course I made some changes and set it up to look as though it was tied up on a shore on one of the many lakes in the area.

At a later date I turn this drawing into a painting.

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).