Saturday, October 30, 2010

Framing and delivering

I guess I should've taken a photo of the framing process, but maybe next time if I remember. I was just at the shop that makes some of my panels and frames in Toronto, where they're nice enough to let me use a table to put the new paintings in their frames.

They look great, I'm very happy with them. A few of them are still not quite dry, but seem to have survived the journey from Ottawa without any issues.

Next stop, delivering them to the gallery. Hope I can find some parking.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Pre-show radio silence

Desperately trying to get my paintings done in time.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's hockey (painting) time!

I know outdoor hockey is still months away, but it's time to start the paintings about it:

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ok, Little Red Wagon is finally finished

I spent some time today redoing the forest in the background. It's much improved, but really, I should have just left it and moved on, since I will never make a living at this if these paintings take this long to do.

The only other way is if I double my prices, but I need to do a lot more paintings and become more well known before I'll be able to do that, and to do more paintings I need to be able to make a living at it first. It's a catch 22 or a vicious cycle.

On the other hand, I do need to spend some extra time on the better pieces like this one so that I raise the overall quality of my portfolio.

Whatever the case, here's the title piece for my next show (this is a grainy photo from my phone, I'll post again when I put a better one on my site):

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Rare occasion: a seasonally aligned painting

Holy crap, this one actually almost perfectly matches the autumn colours outside. I'm usually painting things a season ahead or a season behind.

Anyway: here's its current state:

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cloudy sky gets revised

I'm back at work in the studio after a little vacation. I finished the clouds on this painting earlier today, but then decided I needed to adjust them to be a little lighter. Here's the before:

And here's the after:

It's kind of hard to tell with the iPhone's camera, but I think it's improved. That's the end of my day, back at it next week.

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Flaming cones @ Nuit Blanche

My friend Floyd Elzinga is participating in Nuit Blanche in Toronto tonight - and if I have it right he's bringing a large flaming pine cone sculpture to Queen and University. Worth checking out if you're going to Nuit Blanche.

Floyd's site is here:

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