MORE PAINTINGS AS PROMISED
Here are two more additions to my CranberryCloud store. I had a lot of fun with both of them. I seem to have a pent up desire to paint and what better to do in this cold rainy weather. Luckily we're not experiencing any flooding or power outages. I hope all my friends in the south are not suffering from the storm.
There's another painting on my work table thats calling me back!
Now that the Imprints show has been wrapped up, I'm enjoying getting back to my acrylic paints. I've got four new ones, but I've just taken time to photograph and list two of them. They don't photograph and list themselves unfortunetely. If only they did! The painting above is called, "Block City", after the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. It's done on wood panel and has childrens book pages under the paint. Not much shows through, as you can see, because I got quite caught up with painting.
Below, "Carrot Nose" has many many layers of acrylic so it has lots of texture.
They're both in my Etsy shop now. Stay tuned for more paintings shortly : )
Last week was quite a week. The Imprints Print Show and Sale was an unqualified success. It was wonderful to work with Lisa and Sarka. Three heads are definetely better than one! Sarka brought her extensive experience with putting on these shows and Lisa, whose background is in graphic design, handled all of the posters, invitations and signs. The McKay Art Centre is a beautiful venue. It was built between 1845 and 1851, and was home to Fred H Varley of the Group of Seven for the last 12 years of his life.
We had a reception with wine and hors d'oeurves, a tea with artists, demontrations and printmaking for children. No wonder I'm a little tired! The real highlight of the week for me was when my all time favorite illustrator Vladyana Krykorka visited the show with her daughter. I must have read "A Promise is a Promise" a million times to my kids and her watercolours inspired me to start painting in watercolor. Of course I've since turned to other media, but her playful style has always been an inspiration. She turned out to be just as charming in person as you would imagine her to be from her beautiful and whimsical illustrations.
Here's a few highlights from the Imprints show!
Imprints Art Show and Sale!
If you happen to be in the Markham/Unionville area next week stop by our print show! I'm thrilled to be showing my prints along with two very talented print makers Lisa Mason and Sarka Buchl Stephenson. There will be a wonderful variety of watercolour monoprints, etchings and linocuts. We will be at the McKay Art Centre, on Main Street Unionville. So if you are in the area please drop in!
© Laurel Martin 2010