Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August at the Painted Petal

It's already August, and the vegetable garden is thriving and because of Coley, the grass is still green. Tons of watering to do every day. Here are a few photos Stephanie took while visiting at the beginning of this month.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Summertime painting

My friend Lisa has been a student for years, but has never come to Merritt Painted Petal. Last week she arrived for a painting retreat and finished two art pieces. She really enjoyed it and left extremely relaxed.

Sunroom Paintings

The sunroom has been revived with a change of furniture arrangement and now features my fruit and vegetable still life paintings. Stephanie says the the two cherry paintings look perfect on the easels.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Art in the Garden, Merritt, BC

These are taken from Merritt's first annual "Art in the Garden" show last month. I displayed my paintings in the garden of my friend, Jayne Yeadon's. Refreshments came from the Baillie House, delicious homemade goodies by Hiro.

The other treat was Sharon Hartwick playing the beautiful Celtic Harp. It was so lovely. The weather was perfect for the show, not too hot nor windy. We look forward to promoting next year's tour in July.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

May Shows in Merritt

May will find me joining fellow Valley Visual Artists in Merritt, BC for another annual art show and sale, taking place downtown at the Civic Centre. It starts Friday, May 7th and continues Saturday and Sunday.

Following the art show, the paintings will be moved to the Merritt Courthouse Gallery on Nicola Avenue until the end of May.

Art's West Event on Sunday April 25th

As a member of Art's West, I will be participating in the annual spring show and sale.

It's a one day only event, 10 AM to 4pm, Sunday, April 25th at Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Road, White Rock.

There will be all kinds of original art and "artsy things". Be sure to check it out.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Victoria Art Show, February 8 through 18, 2010

While I'm south of the border, leaving town for the Olympics, some of my works will be on exhibit February 8-18, 2010 in Victoria at the Fairmont Empress Hotel Library. The show and sale is called "Art of All Sorts", featuring paintings and artist's wares. Come browse, buy, listen to music and stories, as well as meet the artists.

Daily from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Library at the Fairmont Empress (opposite gift shop)
Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Victoria and the Fairmont Empress
For more information: prfvictoria.ca/ecarr.htm

New Feature Oils

16"x20" title Luscious $750.

16"x16" titled Freshly Picked $500.

16" x 20" titled "Snowdrops in Crystal' $800.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Summer Painting Retreat

Welcoming my three guest artists from Whistler, Horseshoe Bay and the Interior of British Columbia. They successfully painted a painting per day during the weekend workshop. The weather was fabulous.

My daughter says I match my house. Her caption to this photo is "Look, I match my house."

Claire's poppy - very Georgia O'Keeffe

Cheryl's tulip painting was spectacular

Melanie's gorgeous up-close and personal magnolia

Apres painting, relaxing out on the porch.

The Summer House

The summer of 2009 was busy with minor renovations to the salon and the kitchen. This photograph shows the new built-ins that my dear friend Al completed. He also added classic moulding around the windows. I was so pleased with the result. Al is so amazing. He also re-did my kitchen countertops. I found some splashy new fabric and made the tablecloth. I was working on the coordinating window valances when I took this photo.

The summer of 2010 we will paint the salon a pale yellow. All the white furniture will look so lovely with the new backdrop.