Saturday, December 7, 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.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Snowed in Farm House - A Work in Progress

The temperature today is fairly mild at 23F (-5C) but I was not impressed with the 7" (12.7cm) of snow on the ground.

I lightly sketched in the farm house and the hills in the background.

With a mixture of French ultramarine blue and Antwerp blue I indicated some of the shadows falling across the snow in the foreground.

Using the shadow colour I added a small amount of burnt sienna and applied the under coat of paint for the background hills.

For each layer of the hills I gradually added more of the blues and the burnt sienna to darken the colour on each layer of the trees.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have completed the background and started work on the farm house.

Thursday, December 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 December.

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas at A Place For The Arts

Today my friend and fellow artist, Norma MacEachern came with me to A Place For The Arts in Bancroft.

It was nice to see the Christmas display for the front window had been set up. The two large trees were hung with a wide variety of handmade Christmas ornaments available for sale and displayed among the the twinkling lights.

The floor was covered with a blanket of glittering snow upon which was decorations for sale.

I went around opening up the Gallery and turning on the lights.

As Norma helped me with the various duties of sweeping, dusting and watering the plants I noticed that a few more of my smaller paintings had been hung in the Gallery.

When I went upstairs to the Annex it was nice to see that it too had been decked out with Christmas decorations, as well as a few strings of twinkling lights.

With a new exhibit in the Annex, some of my paintings had been moved and placed in a grouping on one wall.

It was an enjoyable day with many people coming through the Gallery and to view the new show in the Annex.

Time passed quickly and before long it was time to close the Gallery and head home.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Back Road Birches - A Work in Progress

Today I was painting with the Lakefield Creative Art Group and the theme for today's painting was birch trees.

On the weekend I was outside and did a number of sketches of the snow covered pines, maples and birches on one of the back roads.

I transferred this drawing from one of my sketches onto a piece of watercolour paper.

Using French ultramarine blue, cobalt blue and alizarin crimson I brushed in the sky and some of the shadows on the snow.

I added raw sienna to the sky colours and put in the background trees.

Using burnt sienna and alizarin crimson I indicated the dark markings on the trees.

With burnt sienna I placed a few rocks at the base of the trees.

I will post this painting at a later date once more of the background has been completed.

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

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Confirmed Shows for 2019-2020 - December

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.
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

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.