Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Breath of Sunshine

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A BREATH OF SUNSHINE - 7.5 X 10.5 - $260 Unframed

Have you walked in a garden and had your eyes caught by the glow of the sun?  That is the way I feel when I see the Black-eyed Susies.  They flourish in the late summer heat, catching and  following the sun as it moves across the sky; glowing brightly in the sunlight. They always make me feel good when I see them and bring memories of warm summer. 

We visited my girlfriend in Nova Scotia in late August last year and she had a beautiful garden winding through the trees and around her pond, it was alive with the 'Susies'; some pink, yellow and orange.  Summer and fall colours all rolled into one!  This picture is helps me remember good friends and a lovely visit in Nova Scotia.

What brings summer memories to you? I hope you are enjoying some of them today.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!!

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 That's me with 3 of my entries at the SUCCESS SHOW at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery!!
 
Yes this is VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!!  On the weekend my work was juried by the Federation of Canadian Artists and I was awarded Associate Signature Membership.  That means that I now can put AFCA behind my name, jury for the Federation shows and most of all my drawings have been recognized by a National Art Group.  I can hardly believe it.  Part of the process was to submit 10 images digitally as well as 3 originals.  The originals now make up the SUCCESS Show that runs at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island,  from March 12-24.  It is also on their website if you would like to see the show.  http://artists.ca 
I do need to thank my family and friends as they have been subjected to looking at my pictures over and over again, picking their '10' as I try and decide what to enter. They have also been very patient with my ups and downs as I worked my way through the process.  My cousin suggested that Steve should be able to put SSAFCA after his name now. (Spousal Supporter to an Associate Signature with the Federation of Canadian Artists)  I think both he and Rusty should definitely get something for all their special encouragement and  support. Also, I want to thank all the supporters of Art by Wendy as they have done a lot to encourage me and keep me pushing to improve my work. 
A big THANK YOU to all of you and Have a great day!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mini Irises in the Sunshine

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MINI IRISES IN THE SUNSHINE - 1.75 X 2.75 - $90 MATTED

Spring and sunshine are in the air and on my paper.  After finishing the larger picture I set myself  the challenge to make the miniature.  I know, who does a large picture as a study for a mini!!  Still I love these tiny pieces, they really are a very up close, intimate kind of art.
Irises have always been a popular flower for painting, particularly the colourful bearded ones, but until I caught the images of these irises on a sunny day I really didn't understand why.  Their colours attract the eye but I think it is the combination of sharp line and the soft curls that keeps it.  Enjoy!

As always all my pictures are available as prints or cards, starting at $3.50 for cards.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Spring Cleaning!!

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HERE COME TROUBLE!!! - 6 x 9 - $225 unframed
 
Yes, I have been doing some spring cleaning and this little goat was one of my projects.  I finished this picture over a year ago but something about it just didn't ring right for me. I had it out at a few shows but he never really got the attention I felt he deserved.  So as part of my cleaning I decided to retire him from showing and out of the frame he came.  He looked at me with such pleading eyes so I decided to drop a few different sized mats on him, Voila!  With some of the machinery gone (painstakingly drawn machinery I might add ) I could see my picture now told the story I wanted to tell - this little trouble maker was poking his head into places where he surely shouldn't go.  If you have been around goats, you know what I mean!!
 
 
As always, cards and prints of my pictures are available, starting at $3.50 for cards.