Here is a piece that I made in the last week. Commissioned painting for a couple in London.
Every third weekend of November Peter and I open our home and studio to the public. It is turning out to be an exciting year with lots of new pieces that will be filling the walls. Along with music by Steve Sawchuk (classical guitar), hot tea from the the Tea Haus, and a guest artisan Christina Tischler who makes beautiful stamped jewelry. It will be an event you will not want to miss! So mark your calendars and come out and enjoy the experience.
Fall is a great time of year for us to get painting in the studio. We are getting ready for our Annual Open House Show in November. Here are a few pieces that I have already made for the show – stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.
“Night Winds”, 30″x30″, 875-
“Upwards”, 12″x24″, 390$
“Highview”, 12″x24″, 390$
“Hillside Night”, 16″x20″, 390$
“Colours of Life”, 24″x30″, 725$
“Pathways”, 24″x48″, 990$
“House Stack”, 11″x14″, 195$
“Lakeside”, 12″x16″, 225$
“Field Tree”, 24″x36″, 550-
We had a wonderful chance to paint the largest we have ever painted! Pathways, a non-profit that helps people gain new skills to get back into the work world, bought a new building that needed a little splash of colour…… and they thought of us! It took months to organize it all because it takes lots of people (the community and our family) to make something like this go well. Dulux donated all the paint and supplies, volunteers came out to help paint the first layer, and Cleanworks did all the clean up of the wall and anti grafitti coating. The results are wonderful!
Here’s the original watercolour mock-up that was selected to become the mural.
It took us a day to lay it out, with string lines, and light blue paint – we wanted the drawing to be easy to follow for the next step.
During this next phase, we had a group of really nice volunteers come and help us block in the basic colours and shapes. Our kids helped too – that’s Ivy up on the scaffold.
As the mural progressed Corinne and I took over and did a few days of hard painting in the sun. It’s a hot little parking lot!
Here’s some of the folks that helped us make this a reality – Dave and Josh from Dulux /PPG, and Christine from Pathways. Thanks for all your help!
And here’s a couple of shots of how it all looked once it was complete –
If you’d like to see the mural – it’s at 195 Horton Street London Ontario, across from the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, near Labatt’s Brewery.
Well, it’s now just four days away from the Studio Tour – we’re busy cleaning out the house and hanging up the artwork. There will be lots of new paintings to look at – Corinne’s landscapes and my house themed paintings.
We’ll also have our daughter Emma helping out on opening night – how she’s grown – pretty soon she may be making art herself!
Also for the weekend we’ll have our friend Steve Sawchuk here filling the house with beautiful guitar music.
If you can make it out this weekend we (and all the other Studio Tour artists) would love to have you visit.
Studio Tour website.
“Birches, Looking Up” 24×36″
Field Tree, 12×12″
Through the Valley, 24×36″
Vista Heights 11×14″
Witty’s Lagoon, 6×8″
Witty’s Lagoon, 6×8″
Kintail Beach, 24×36
Double House 12×12″
Twin Trees 16×20″
Chloe the Chicken (RIP) 11×14
Four Houses 12×16″