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June 2008 Newsletter
Happy June, everyone!
In this newsletter I'm releasing three new original paintings and introducing you to an exciting Canadian artist. Plus what I'm painting now and more.
With a smile,
20" x 25" (50 cm x 62.5 cm)
Finally, over a year and a half after starting, it's finally done! The next step is getting it framed for display at the Whyte Avenue Art Walk in July.
What I'm Painting Now
A 12" x 24" oil pastel and acrylic painting of a mysterious woman in ribbons of red.
A sparkling night sky on a 12" x 12" canvas.
Glimpse of Power
This huge commission piece is consuming most of my painting time lately, but I've made some serious progress. It's nothing like my usual colorful figurative work but it's been a fun challenge.
Paintings I'm Planning
August is going to see my focus shift to wine. Last September's trip to the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival was inspirational for me. Since then, I've been collecting and tasting wines in preparation for these new paintings. Like the saying goes, it's hard work but somebody's gotta do it!
Whyte Avenue Art Walk
My next public appearance will be July 11 - 13, 2008 at the annual Whyte Avenue Art Walk. I'll know what my exact location will be soon so I'll pass that on in the next newsletter and post it on my news and events page.
For All You Art Lovers ...
Abstract Florals and Landscapes by Mandy Budan
Canadian acrylic artist Mandy Budan's work is unexpected and striking. Her Etsy avatar was my first glimpse of her art, and always curious about another Canadian artist, I checked out her shop on Etsy. What a brilliant surprise!
For All You Artists ...
I was asked this question a while back:
"With oil pastels, do you draw out everything in pencil first? I'm doing some practice runs but the pencil blends in a bit with the pastels ... what do you do?"