Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Fiesta

Yay, it's almost the weekend!  And in case the weekend before Halloween needs a few more fun things crammed into it, there's a Marketplace happening at St. Paul's United Church in Dundas, this Friday and Saturday from 10am - 4 pm. The Church is located at 29 Park St. W. at  the corner of Park St. and Cross St. in Dundas. I've never done this market before but I was invited to participate a few months ago and it looks like it's going to be good! Dundas is such a great place to be, especially in the Fall.

I have some new things for sale so come check it out..

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lighting the Way for Frogs

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It's been eons since last I wrote and there's really one reason... the OttLite. I looooove this desk lamp; it gives off a light that very closely resembles daylight. The OttLite allows me to do watercolour painting at night and when the day is very overcast. Time I would have previously used to write a new blog posting is now spent painting. I've been enjoying myself but I also have a bit of sore neck from bending over my work for the additional hours. I've had more than one art instructor in university who had a ruined back and that knowledge combined with the twinge in my neck is reminding me to go work out at the Y.

Some things I've been painting are...

This needs a few finishing touches (like a signature) but I figured I'd better show what I've been up to.

This 5 x 7 watercolour will be for sale at the Fall Marketplace happening next weekend at St. Paul's United Church in Dundas  (more on that to come)


The cards are hand painted and very little, 2.5 x 4 inches. A pack of them were on sale at Curry's a while back and I cannot resist miniature stationary. Painting the cards was a bit of busy work while watching a movie, X-Men: First Class. It's safe to say the movie was enhanced by my being lightly distracted, although it was entertaining; minus the uncomfortable feeling that comes from seeing fictitious elements introduced to the Holocaust. I don't know, I find it's somehow a little unseemly to add made up horrors to something that was so completely horrible in and of itself. If you haven't seen the movie, it isn't very graphic or gratuitous, but there's a character whose mutant powers are studied by Nazis. The movie is also ridiculously long so that I stayed up till 1AM without realizing it was so late.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blue Jay Watercolour

Blue Jay, watercolour painting, 8.5 x 11.5

A new bird has joined the roost. Blue Jays are known for being on the aggressive birds, but something tells me this fellow isn't going to cause any trouble. One benefit of the overcast days we've been having here in Hamilton is that the cloudy skies provide perfect lighting for photographing watercolour paintings. Now to do some more painting while Clarence is snoozing.