Sunday, July 8, 2012

Artist Challenge

One day I was discussing my sketchbooks collection, yes a collection, with a fellow artist and how I buy sketch books and don't want to "ruin" them by putting work in them. Turns out she did the same thing so we made a pact to use one of our books and bring it to show the next week. Of course I didn't use one of the really good books but I did start to fill up pages in a book. It has been a really stimulating exercise and I have been surprised with  how it has helped my work. Here are some of the results.
And I created a couple of paintings from one of the sketches. Sometimes we all just need a little shove to get creativity going. 

I have finished one book and have another one on the go. 

This has been really a great exercise and one that I think every artist can use. No rules, paint or draw what ever you want. My friend used poems on the opposite page, I just played with brushes and colours and paint.

It is fun! 

By the way, thanks to everyone who stopped by at our show yesterday. It was a huge success and we really enjoyed the day.

Friday, July 6, 2012

If your in Toronto

If your in Toronto tomorrow, stop by and say hello 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day

Happy Birthday Canada..... Best place to live!