Friday, June 10, 2011


How happy am I? Two of my abstracts,"Reflection" and" Tibetan Turquoise" got into the juried show'Artcures" in Aurora, On next week. The official opening is Fri. the 17th of June. I have also joined some of the other Markham Artists and entered the" Art in the Park" show here in Markham on the 16th and 17th of July. I have found a fab framer who will do the work last minute and reasonably to boot. He is Stan Scott of the Art and Gift Gallery in Newmarket 17817 Leslie St. N. 905 895 8726.

Well Artcures is now over and you can see the work of the artists on youtube; just copy this link

Monday, June 6, 2011

Marrianne Broome

On Sunday I took a one day workshop in abstracts from Marrianne at Edward's Gardens. I now have a good start on two medium sized abstracts. It was a lovely setting and large room with air conditioning. At lunchtime we were able to roam some of the grounds that were close by the main building where our art room was situated.I learned to carve into the medium to produce grooves to fill for later and to start using analagous colours for the work adding only one contrast colour. Fluid paint works best as it remains open longer for blending. I have a hard time planning to do an abstract with sharp lines or shapes preferring soft blended areas.