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.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Final Day at the Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio

The membership of the Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio voted in July to close their doors at the present location of 29 years at 420 O'Connell Road, in Peterborough, Ontario on 30 September 2019.

They will be moving to a new location at Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational Institute (PCVS), located at 201 McDonnel Street, in Peterborough, Ontario where they will no longer have an art gallery and just have a small studio space for the members.

Since I have my own art studio in my home, I have no need to drive into Peterborough to paint. That being said, if they should offer classes that interest me, I may attend.

Today the final pieces to be moved from KAGS have left the building and the Gallery here is officially closed.

I wish them the best of luck with their new location.

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

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.
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.

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