I’ve been painting away on a new little grouping of northern landscapes. I hope to have them ready to show soon. A small grouping of tree paintings and the new maple leaf design are en route to Yellowknife. They should be arriving at Visual Effects in a few days.
This new painting brings back the serene feeling of standing under the aurora on a still evening and listening to see if you can actually hear the dancing lights in the sky.
When you are visiting the beautiful village of Merrickville Ontario be sure to stop into Windsor’s Courtyard located at 211 St. Lawrence Street. Windsor’s Courtyard is a sophisticated garden and home decor store and now includes my original artwork! http://www.windsorscourtyard.ca
It’s time to embrace handmade. I’m saying this to myself because I could use the lesson. I can get hung up on trying to create something picture perfect without drips, dust, specs or spots. In this business for creating art from start to finish, outside a lab or factory but a living breathing studio, it’s next to impossible. I’m slowly realizing it’s the imperfections that help give handmade objects life and signature thumb print. I don’t know why it’s taken so long for me to learn something I already know. When it comes to pottery I always choose the mug that’s different from the perfect pieces because i find it has the most personality. Okay, time to embrace!
On a clear cold night you may witness the aurora over Yellowknife. Wondering if they’ll show tonight? I’ve been working on this 24 x 24 acrylic and silver leaf on wood. The lights continue to inspire and amaze me. This original painting (acrylic, silver leaf and resin on wood) is available at Visual Effects in Yellowknife.
I walked out on the lake on New Year’s Eve to find myself standing under a vivid aurora. It made me feel very fortunate, peaceful and inspired. The painting began the next day and six small originals (6 x 6 inches) and have been completed displaying lots of light play and resined with a high gloss topcoat and delivered to Down to Earth Gallery and Visual Effects.