Friday, July 30, 2010

Muskoka in the rear view, and what's next

Once again, another outdoor show, with its typical last minute panic painting and frazzled packing and setup, has come and gone. In this case it was the Muskoka Arts and Crafts Summer Show in Bracebridge, Ontario. You never know what kind of weather you’re going to get with outdoor shows; often they’re a mixed bag and sometimes you just get washed out. This year in Bracebridge, however, the weather was almost perfect for all 3 days: it was sunny and warm without being sweltering, and we only got a bit of rain late on Sunday afternoon.

Turn out was once again very good and it was very nice to meet so many new people. I'd like to say thanks to everyone who stopped by last weekend. For those of you who I've met before, it was very nice to see you again, and for those of you who were new, it was very nice to meet you.

If you couldn’t make it to the show, I’ve posted most of the new paintings to my website here: 

I’ve also delivered some new work to the Arts on King gallery and the Canvas Gallery, both of which are in Toronto, just in case you’re in that area and you’d like to go see it in person.

So what’s next?

Well, I’ll be the featured artist at Arts on King in November, that’s what! I’m happy to say that once again I’ll be filling a couple of the walls at Arts on King in downtown Toronto. I’m not really sure what kind of paintings I’m going to do or how I’m going to pare down all the ideas that I have, but if you’d like to see what I end up doing as I go, keep checking my blog.
Marcel Guldemond


  1. Hello Again, we met at the MAC show and I was so impressed with your was also fun to read in your profile that you planted trees in the youngest daughter spent years also in that area planting for 4 years then off to the west coast to work as a Woofer on organic farms on both sides of the border....

    Anyway I just love your style and approach to the way you crop your subjects in your compositions....I'm also a painter but more of an addicted photographer since I purchased my first DSLR....Please stop by my blog and view my work....there are a few paintings in some of the older posts, and I always enjoy the comments my fellow artists kindly post...

    my link is

    Thank You for sharing your wonderful work and hope to see you here in Muskoka there somewhere for signing up as a follower on your blog??????

  2. Hello Sue,

    Thanks for your comments. I spent 7 seasons planting and doing other forestry work. It's such a hard type of job, and the extent of the clear cutting is kind of depressing, but it gets in your blood and you really miss working outside up north, although I'm far too old for it now.

    Algonquin is a fantastic park, but after spending so much time around Thunder Bay and Fort Francis and farther north, it just doesn't feel like 'up north'.

    There are some very nice photos on your blog, thanks for posting that.

    There should be a link to subscribe to the RSS feed at the side of the blog. Is that what you meant by signing up? I also have an email newletter that you can sign up for here: