It is always an exciting time getting ready for our Open Studio Art Show and Sale. On our poster is all the information you need to know, but if you have any questions at all please feel free to email us! This year we have lots of new artwork to feast your eyes on , a special guest fiber artist Sue Ann Yamamoto, our friend Steve Sawchuk playing incredible classical accoustic guitar and lots of goodies to enjoy….. So come on out and invite your family and friends. It will be a show you will not want to miss
Corinne and I have both been keeping quite busy painting this fall; both our own work and a number of commission pieces also.
Here’s a sampling of new work that has passed across our easels in the last month:
Corinne has been making a lot of larger format landscape work lately, like this one of birch trees, looking upwards. 36×48″
Here’s another – a view along the path at Mazinaw Lake. It’s quite large at 40″x60″.
Here’s another, this time by Peter. A bit of an experiment, this one has more loose and flowing brushwork, and a bit of fun with “drip control”. 24×30″
This piece will look a little more familiar. I had fun with the graphic aspects of the picture – the sky especially. I have this one on display currently at this show.
Here’s another by Corinne, of a dry creek bed in Komoka park. Corinne has been getting all sorts of good picture ideas for her landscapes in our local parks. this painting measures 24×36″
Another fun piece – this one originally had a graveyard in the background – but it seemed a little too spooky to keep it in there. Looks better now I think! (10×30″)
It has been a wonderful summer balancing our two girls and sharing working in the studio. We had lots of interesting commission work this summer and shows too. One of the most interesting things we got to do though was Peter getting to be filmed painting for a TD bank training video. We set up at the Arts Project in London Ontario and had it all done in one day! We can’t wait to see the finished piece. It was really great getting a chance to get a glimpse of what the London film world is like. Dwight, Gary and Greg also produce feature length films through their company Matchbox Pictures – pretty cool!
So now that our commission work is complete for a little while we are back in the studio full time, the kids are in school and loving it. We get to really focus on our next show which is our own Open House Art Show this coming November 20 and 21st!!!
Summer is here, and along with summer comes a busy schedule of outdoor art shows. We are excited to try a new one this year called “Art on the Street” in Guelph Ontario. (Saturday, July 11) It’s one of the first shows we have done outside of London in a while, and now that our children are getting a bit older, it’s nice to go a bit farther afield.
The next show that we’ll be in comes the week after – the “Home County Art and Music Festival” here in London. (July 17-19) Always lots of good quality music and art there…. we are proud to be a part of it!
So here is a sneak peak at the new artwork Peter and I have been working on :
Here are some new pieces from the both of us, it has been a while since we’ve posted. Busy with many commissions, and our yearly Wortley show – the Gathering on the Green.
This piece is from my house series, night time looking up a hill. Corinne has been painting a number of trees and some landscapes lately. This is an 8″x10″ of a white pine.A shady grove. I tried to get a shady, cool foreground with a brightly lit background.
This piece is one of Corinne’s landscapes, a 16″x20″. She’s been trying to paint the complexity of the forest. This one worked out well, with lots of texture and thick paint.
A picture of our friend’s daughter. An 18″x18″.
This post is just to say thank you to all the kind people we met over the weekend at the London Artist Studio Tour.
We really appreciate all the visitors we had, all the connections we made, and selling a few paintings as well. It’s so reaffirming to get all the positive feedback from all of you over the last few days. Many new faces came through our doors, and lots of old friends dropped by as well. A big thank you to each and every one of you.
Art is a largely a solitary pursuit, and can lead to long periods of quiet, contemplative retreat from society. It isn’t easy to know if you’ve connected to your audience, or if they just don’t get what it is you’re trying to say with the brushes. Having such a warm and encouraging response from all of you is quite gratifying.
So thanks for a wonderful weekend!
Last week we had Miranda Brumwell, a reporter with the Londoner visit our studio for an article about this year’s tour. Have a look:
It is that time of year again, the London Artist Studio Tour!
Peter and I are excited about this year’s Studio Tour. Both of our girls are in school this year which has given us a chance to both be in the studio and really focus on our art! So our house is going to be FULL of art to see. We are excited for you to come and experience it.
Here is a link to the Studio Tour’s website and Facebook page (all the artists are posting great images of the work so you can take a sneak peek at their work too.)
So here are just a few of the newest pieces that Peter and I will hang in our home and studio this coming April 17, 18 and 19th. Hope to see you there!
We are pleased to announce that we will be having a show at the Westland Gallery in Wortley Village from January 6th – 24th, along with artist Cheryl Radford.
We’re pretty excited – Corinne has some new still life pieces, of what she calls “forgotten treasures”; things that were once staples of everyday life, and now are pretty much only found in antique stores and junk shops. Peter has taken some time to make a few larger landscape pieces, including some work done from different vantage points.
The show runs from January 6th-24th with an opening announced for January 9th at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there!
Things have been busy lately in the studio – both Corinne and I have been working hard to get ready for our “Studio Open House” on November 14th and 15th. We’ve been working daily at the easel to make some nice work to decorate our walls for the show. Corinne has been making some really nice “still life” work, like these paintings:
And I’ve been working on a variety of subjects, from landscape to still life, to architecture.Here are some recent pieces:
I’ve also been doing the framing for all the work that’s on panel – and have been loving working with all the great southern Ontario hardwood species for our frames. A big batch of dark brown walnut planks ended up in my wood shop last year, and I have been busy turning that into sawdust. It’s so amazing when the beautiful grain emerges from fresh hand-planed wood; it sometimes makes we want to become a woodworker.
Teaching has been keeping us pretty busy as well – I am currently teaching an intro Acrylic class at Fanshawe on Monday nights. Lots of fun in learning, and the students really force you to challenge your own painting habits. Corinne and I both have regular “one on one” students also – students that are beyond the basics and are looking to hone their abilities.
Lots to keep us busy, that’s for sure.
If you can make it by the studio on the 14th, or 15th please drop by!