Category: paintings

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 and what aspects do you need to work on to improve your painting.  Check out her blog for some useful information!

Lake art
Betty Schriver – Float My Boat 4×6″ acrylic framed $28.  Photo reference by Paul Hruza
Blind Bay Painters 2018 Art Show and Sale

Blind Bay Painters 2018 Art Show and Sale

The Blind Bay Painters are celebrating Canada Day their own way, by hosting their annual art show and sale on Jun 30 and July 1 from 10 am – 4 pm.  Each year, the Blind Bay Painters (local artists from the Shuswap area) exhibit their original art at the Blind Bay hall and invite the world to see it!

The popular Blind Bay Painter’s challenge is different this year and requires the artist to  use only 2 complimentary colors and black and white in the development of a painting. The challenge creates an emphasis on tonal values for each painting and a natural harmony due to the complimentary colors.

The original works vary; watercolour, acrylics, oils, and mixed mediums; and are different sizes and prices to accommodate any budget.  Many reflect inspiration from the beautiful Shuswap area, so a perfect gift or souvenir.

We continue to have an artisan boutique with hand made items, jewelry, art cards, prints and other works.  As usual, there will be door prizes, goodies and beverages, and artists available to answer any questions you might have about creating art.

Lots to see and do, in a cool air-conditioned environment, so come take a break from the bustle of the celebrations and spend a few moments reflecting with beautiful art and creative works around you!  See you there!