Monday, March 30, 2020

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, March 10, 2020

Cardinal 3 - A Work in Progress

Today I was painting with the Tuesday Buckhorn Painting Group at St. Matthews Church.

We had guest instructor Gail Hawkins in to teach how to draw and paint a Cardinal in watercolour.

She had copies of a photograph of a Cardinal that we could use, but I chose to work from one of my own photographs.

Once I had drawn my bird onto the paper, I brushed in a background colour using various mixtures of French ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson and burnt sienna.

While the background was drying, we broke for lunch and when we returned it was time to put the colour onto the bird.

Using new gamboge, I brushed in the sun touched areas of the bird as well as the under paint for the beak.

Next, using a mixture of alizarin crimson with a small amount of burnt sienna I put in the base colour for the cardinal. While that was drying I used a dark of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson to indicate the area of the mask.

I put in another layer of the red in some of the darker areas, by then it was time to leave.

I will post this painting at a later date once more work on the bird has been completed.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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 March.

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

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Confirmed Shows for 2020 - March

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 Feb - 19 Apr 20
22 Apr - 07 Jun 20
10 Jun - 12 Jul 20
01 Jul - 03 Aug 20 Solo Show in The Annex
Opening Reception 11 Jul 20 from 1-4p.m. 15 Jul - 16 Aug 20
05-31 Aug 20 Buckhorn Artists' Group in The Annex
Opening Reception 08 Aug 20 from 1-4p.m. 19 Aug - 20 Sep 20
22 Sep - 22 Nov 20
24 Nov 20 - 15 Feb 21

St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 81 Queen Street, Lakefield, Ont.
Lakefield Creative Arts Group
09 May 20 Mother's Day Show from 10am-4pm
07 Nov 20 World War II Show from 10am-4pm

Northey's Barn Boutique, 1981 13th Line, Selwyn, Ont.
23-24 May 20 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Miskwaa Art Studio and Outdoor Gallery, 250 Edwina Drive,Trent Lakes, Ont.
27 Jun - 31 Aug 20

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.

St. Matthews Church, Buckhorn, Ont.
Buckhorn Artists' Group
14-16 Aug 30th Annual Shades of Summer Art Show

Fenelon Falls Fair Grounds, Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Kawartha Arts Festival
05-06 Sep 20 31st Annual Kawartha Arts Festival

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