Sunday, 29 April 2012

Workshop on Colour - Saturday April 28th

Eight talented students came on Saturday April 28th to the colour workshop I was offering at the studio.

After showing some examples of my artwork and where my inspiration for the colour palette came from, students made a basic colour wheel. We talked about how colour combinations work and how to use analogous and complementary colours in a painting. Students applied this knowledge to a painting of an animal of their choice.

Look at their FANTASTIC artwork!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

MASC Arts Awards

I was asked to make a name tag for Amber who won the MASC Arts Award for visual arts. 
I was inspired by a handmade paper I bought at de Serres in Ottawa. I used acrylic paint, acrylic ink, gel pens, beads and a piece of felt for the backing.

I really like the way it turned out

For info about the MASC Arts Awards, you can check this link:

Monday, 23 April 2012

Teaching at Divine Infant School

I had a great time teaching the colour wheel workshop at Divine Infant School in Orleans last week. Sometimes it felt like I was a magician: Students were so enthusiastic and captivated.

Workshops in schools are booked through Masc

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Spring and Farmer's Market

I'm currently working on new paintings to show on May 26th, on the opening day of the North Gower Farmer's Market. The 2010 painting below was part of a series I did after visiting my friend Norma when she was living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Monday, 9 April 2012

North Gower Farmer's Market, Saturday April 7, 2012

It was a great day at the North Gower Farmer's Market Easter Sale.If you missed it, here are some of the goodies you can get at the market when it's opening on Saturday May 26, 2012. I will post the dates when I come to the market very shortly. The market opens from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a great way to meet people from the North Gower community and discover talented crafters, artists, food maker, bakers, food producer and more. More information available on the Farmer's Market website.
I was very pleased at how my new watercolour series on "Village" was received. Thank you for all you wonderful comments. They are very much appreciated!

Welcome sign designed by my youngest son, Nicolas.  
Eggs from Bekings Poultry Farm, Oxford Station, On.
Extra -Virgin Greek olive oil by Stavros, Terra foods,
Honey by Ruth and Dave of Harvest Honey,
I buy my beef from Flood Road Farm, Robert and Susan Higgins, Smith Falls, ON.

Lovely pottery by Leta and Don Cormier, Cormier Pottery, North Gower, ON
Fantastic felted birdhouses by Ann McElroy, Shepherd's Spring Farm, North Gower, ON  
Natural and handcrafted soaps by Bell Soap,
My artwork in the background  
Delicious almond and chocolate biscotti by Amina
Best lemon square by Karen Orr

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

North Gower Farmer's Market Easter Sale

North Gower Farmer's Market, EASTER MARKET APRIL 7, 2012

I will be part of the North Gower Easter Market on  Saturday April 7, 2012
Homemade Baking, Homemade Food, Handcrafted items by Local Artisans, Fine Art
Breakfast and Lunch served

North Gower RA Centre
2300 Community Way, North Gower
North Gower Farmer's Market
9:00 AM  -  3:00PM

North Gower Farmer's Market website 
3 of my new watercolours

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Painting at my sister Hélène's

Working with my sister Hélène was simply delightful. Set up at the table in her living room, we worked on our own projects. For Hélène: a sculpture made of paper clay representing coral, for myself continuing my watercolour series "village". Her parrot kept us company...

My paintings will be for sale at the North Gower Farmers Market Easter Sale on April 7, 2012