Saturday, December 05, 2015

Eclectic Eight

The opening takes place tonight (December 5th) for a group exhibition I am taking part in.  Three boat paintings will make their debut at the gallery and I'll be in the company of seven other artists showing a wide range of subjects and styles.  The opening reception is at Peter Lewis Gallery from 7 - 9 pm Saturday December 5th and I'd love to see you there.

Tethered  16" x 20

The exhibition runs until December 19th and is a perfect lead up to the Christmas season. What better way to spend a winter's evening but with a glass of wine, art conversation and beautiful paintings? While many of my paintings can be seen online, there really is no comparison to seeing a piece in person under the wonderful gallery lighting.   The colours are more intense and the subtle value changes can be seen more clearly. 

Meanwhile I'm just about ready for the what is becoming "annual" Painting Christmas workshop which will take place tomorrow.  I've put up a tree (the earliest time ever in my life!) and its looking festive.  Even the weather added some snow yesterday to add to the seasonal feel. Lots of learning and painting will take place in addition to a delicious three course home cooked lunch with wine.  It may be difficult to get that afternoon painting in after that!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Painting Giveaway!

To celebrate the season, I am giving away an original painting.  This piece, "The Spice Girls" is 9" x 12" in oils on a gessoed masonite panel.  These peppers are bright and colourful, perfect for brightening a bleak mid winter day and painted using only a palette knife.  The painting is valued at $325.

Italian pepperoncini peppers grow easily in the greenhouse here in our short growing season and they make perfect painting subjects with their bright colours. The Spice Girls really aren't that spicy and are often pickled or used in making antipasto.

To enter, you simply need to comment on this post.  For an additional entry, sign up to my free mailing list (see the link on the popup or on the right side of this blog) and receive the monthly Studio news.

The deadline for entry is 9:00pm Newfoundland time on December 31st.  The winner will be drawn for before midnight on December 31st and contacted by email, but don't forget to check back here on New Year's Day to find out who is the winner.

Good luck!