Wednesday, July 24, 2019

ACEO - Long Shadows 5

Today I wanted to work on this painting that I started a number of years ago (see posts on 22 November 2014 and 26 March 2017)

Using various mixtures of Antwerp blue and French ultramarine blue and raw sienna I painted in the background trees and the base colours on the needles of the tree in the foreground.

I added more of the blues to darken the colour slightly and put in the shadowed needles.

While the shadowed needles were drying I added a little bit of raw sienna to the green mixture and the high lit needles were painted.















Next I mixed a grey of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and put in the tree trunks and branches.

Lastly, using mixtures of raw sienna, burnt sienna and new gamboge I put in the grasses and growies.

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. Lanaquarelle 100% cotton, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Chemong Lake III-V - Three Works in Progress

Today we went out in the pontoon boat on Lake Chemong.

As usual we went out into the lake and dropped anchor and had supper. Afterward we pulled up the anchor and let the current carry us back.

While Ron tried his luck at fishing, I worked on a few sketches of the lake and the landscape.















Chemong Lake Cottage III

The first one was to be of a large cottage on a point of land, hidden in among the trees.

I had just finished the sketch of the island as Ron caught a sunfish, which I had to take off the hook. I decided that I would put in the cottage from my photographs at home later.















Chemong Lake Boathouse IV

Ron started the motor and headed for a fishing spot closer to the boat launch, while I worked on my next sketch was of a large boathouse at the edge of the lake.

It wasn't long before he caught a small perch and with my sketch almost completed, he moved on to another place to try for a third fish.















Chemong Lake Causeway V

Unfortunately for Ron he had no luck on getting a third fish. I continued to work on a sketch of the causeway as he headed into the dock. On the whole it was an enjoyable evening on the lake.

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

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.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

ACEO - Northern Island 1

Today the temperatures are 86F (30C) with the humidity making it feel like 104F (40C). We are under a Meteorological Alert for severe thunder storms, a large hail warning, flash floods and the possibility of tornadoes and winds of 50mph (80kmph).

I thought I would stay inside out of the heat and humidity and work on this painting that I had started many years ago (see posts on 14 June 2013 and 22 December 2016).

I started by painting in the under paint of the rocks with a mix of burnt sienna and alizarin crimson.

Using various mixtures of Antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, raw sienna and new gamboge, I painted the trees on the islands, beginning with those in the background being the lightest green and gradually darkening the colour while working forward to those on the large island.















Next using various mixtures of burnt sienna, raw sienna, alizarin crimson and French ultramarine blue I added the shapes and shading onto the rocks, again beginning on the background islands and working forward with darker colour and more details.

With a mixture of the two blues and burnt sienna I dry brushed in the water leaving some areas of the paper white.

Using the rock colour I put in a few reflections of the rocks into some of the white areas.

Lastly I put a lone seagull into the sky.

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.

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

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.
08 Jul - 27 Aug 20 The Buckhorn Artists' Group
Opening Reception 10 Jul 20 from 7-8 p.m.
05 May - 30 Jun 21 The Buckhorn Artists' Group
Opening Reception 07 May 21 from 7-8 p.m.
05 Jan - 30 Mar 22 The Art of Daniel Marlatt and Susan Sydney
Opening Reception 07 Jan 22 from 7-8 p.m.

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