In Dialogue with the Collection

In Dialogue with the Collection

So how do you create a painting that "speaks" to historical art?    Come check out how...at the "In Dialogue with the Collection" art show starting on January 18th, 2019 at the Salmon Arm Art Centre.   Besides the 12 individual artists that found ways to "speak" to various pieces in the historical collection, a … Continue reading In Dialogue with the Collection

When Are You an Artist?

When are you an Artist?  Interesting how people have varying opinions on this question.  I found Deborah Christensen's response, a writer and artist who looked at various "definitions" of an artist and whether there was any correlation with fact or history, one of the best responses I've seen to the question.  Here is a link … Continue reading When Are You an Artist?

High Caliber Art Workshops in the Shuswap

High Caliber Art Workshops in the Shuswap

We are lucky here in the Shuswap to have so many individuals interested in art that we are able to bring in some very talented artists to host workshops.  This fall we first had  the Jonn Einerssen workshop at Shuswap Lake Estates, organized by Carol Warkentin, a Blind Bay Painter.  Jonn always shows you how … Continue reading High Caliber Art Workshops in the Shuswap

The Mighty Sockeye Salmon

The Mighty Sockeye Salmon

It's a fight against all odds for the mighty sockeye salmon to make it home.  For every pair of salmon that returned home to the Adams River, up to 4000 eggs are released.  Out of the 4000 eggs, only about 2 on average are able to survive the complete cycle to come back to the Adams River to reproduce and then die.

Painting Shattered Glass

Painting Shattered Glass

So what do you do when your painting group decides to retire for the summer?  You gather up anyone interested in participating in a paint project for the summer and see what happens!  Marta Balahutrak, one of the new members of the Blind Bay Painters, developed a summer fun paint project and we met early … Continue reading Painting Shattered Glass

Cliches in Painting Aren’t Always Accurate!

Cliches in Painting Aren’t Always Accurate!

I recently read an interesting blog from Watch Me Paint!  blogger, Carol Douglas.  In it, she writes about the lies we tell ourselves about painting.  Things like "Don't overwork it" or "Don't use black" or "That's your style" when really you may need to improve your technique!  Interesting thought process about what is your style … Continue reading Cliches in Painting Aren’t Always Accurate!