Outside, the weather was cold and the wind was bitter. Inside the view was paradise. This picture doesn’t do justice to the beautiful presentation of work completed by our talented and skilled group of women, comprising the Artists’ Collective, who shared this space. We have plans to repeat this event next year at the end of our 6 month tenure in the historic Southampton Art School building. We have ordered better weather for next April!
The picture taken in this post, by my husband, shows the recent painting of Ridge Ice at MacGregor hanging in the Walkerton Library. It was accepted from the works of 46 artists and about 110 works to be shown. Forty-six were not accepted. The categories judged were divided by media and this one was part of the oil and acrylic paintings section. Of the three jurors, one was my former high school art teacher, Paul Drysdale. I didn’t know that he was a judge at the time but this made it all the more special.
I have not entered shows for awhile although I have been accepted,won awards and sold at some very respectable events. Being back in Bruce County after all these decades has had its’ moments of real nostalgia. That was my sole motivation. It gave me a chance to go down memory lane, see the works of other artists, and nibble on a delicious cookie all at the same time.
The show is on until May 5th, during regular library hours. Prizes have been awarded but ballots for the People’s Choice award are available until May 5th. https://library.brucecounty.on.ca/walkerton-branch-library-juried-art-show-2/
Please Note: Camera perspective has skewed the horizon line on the painting. It is my policy to be sober while I work….
Preparing panels for oil painting gave me some time to leave the studio while they dried. The local park was offering a chance to see some large raptors (birds not dinosaurs!) up close. I came home with a renewed appreciation for their attributes and their design.
Owls are associated with wisdom so even this barred owl appears profound when he calls out, “Who cooks for you?” in the still of the night. Hardly equal to the Bard Shakespeare but being this adorable you can also call out “Too cute to care!”
Just had to spend a couple of hours capturing the memory. (Charcoal pencil on sketch paper)
This piece is inspired by the black and white photos of convicts taken by Australian police in the 1920s. They are not your typical mugshots. Each face tells a story and Ettie Sultana’s is one that seems to me to be more of a book.
This piece is 8×10 in. and the medium is encaustic collage….hot molten wax and papers in other words. It is my attempt to tell one chapter. I think there might be more. I love her face.