July has been an absolute whirlwind. Whyte avenue art walk happened last weekend, and then a few days after I took my paintings from there and set up a little display along with a few other artists of the NOA in pavilion 'E' at Northlands for the duration of Capital X, and also dropped off two paintings to the Daffodil Gallery on 124th street for an extended art walk show...plus there are now 3 canvases on the go in the studio and a small pile of things to mail to various friends across Canada, a BC road trip to Nelson and the Robson Valley music fest to plan not to mention the solo tree show coming up in November...
But I'm still trying to take it one day at a time. No, seriously.
I'm still calling it the "tree show" because I have a few themes I'm mulling over in my head for this show....but none of them has stuck. One thing HAS stuck though...I am not posting ANY of the finished trees paintings until about a week before the show gets delivered. You get sneak peeks on this here blog....but that's it. AND they are NOT going into the Garneau cafe. I'm going to try and let the entire show be fresh for it's debut.
"beacon hill park"
mixed media on canvas, 30" x 36"
For those of you who know me and know how excited I get to post new work...you can start placing bets anytime now as to how long I last in not posting the finished tree works. Sigh. I am going to give it a valiant effort. Fortunately....I normally have a few paintings on the go at one time....so I can post THOSE ones instead. It's not really fasting on my posts....it's just leaning them out a bit. Right?
I love how this one is turning out so far, and the ink isn't even on it yet! Between the transparency of the shadows and the hymnal for the bark....oh man! I think I'm going to need to start purchasing self leveling gel by the gallon.
It's late now....time for this roaming artist to hit the hay.