Friday, July 20, 2012

Place des Arts Opening July 2012

I am standing beside a painting titled "Late in the Day" at the opening of the Suite 'E' Lifedrawing show at the Place des Arts in Coquitlam.  The painting was chosen for the promotional material for the show.  The show is in the main gallery and continues to August 4th.
The rowboat in the painting used to be tethered at the dock at Rocky Point in Port Moody, and it was during an evening walk that I spotted this image.  The rowboat has disappeared now but lives on here.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Eye Insight

Sold, 16 x 20", acrylic on canvas

One evening after my husband had eye surgery he was sitting in his lounge chair with the light coming from the left side and there was my picture.  I prevailed upon him to sit for several photos, and after editing got some good source material. 
This painting was exhibited at the Federation Gallery at Granville Island, and won an Award of Excellence.  

Surprise at Ocean's Edge

18 x 24", acrylic on canvas
I was at Belcarra one day and found a tidal pool at the edge of water with an almost round rock in it...very unusual.  I took a photo of it and painted it as kind of a self challenge as it was quite detailed.
This painting was exhibited at the Federation Gallery at Granville Island.

Dahlia Backs are Beautiful Too

36 x 40", acrylic on cradled board

I found this painting in a UFO pile in the basement while cleaning up for a kitchen reno.  It was started many years ago when I used to have some pink dahlias in the garden.  I took many photos, but found the ones of the backs the most interesting as the fronts were too perfect.  So I finally finshed it !  Yeah!