Tag: pastels

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!

Passion for Painting

Passion for Painting

The Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter (TNSC) of the Canadian Federation of Artists hosted an inspiring day of art called “Passion for Painting”.  The demo event is an “extra” that is delivered by the TNSC as part of the  2017 National Show being held on April 21 – April 30, 2017.  The presenters/artists doing the demonstrations are also the jurors of the art show.  This year there were 3 demonstrations.

Watercolourist Marney-Rose Edge demonstrated how she creates her dramatic watercolour florals.  This is the floral she was recreating:

Marney Rose Edge art

Some pics with her work in progress:

Pastel Guru Roberta Combs demonstrated the precision of pastels at getting the colors just right to be able to recreate detail reflection on a metal apple depicted in this still life. R Combs 12

Roberta happens to have a great sense of humour too, as she joked around as she worked on her painting.

Debbie Milner-Lively has beautiful paintings often with people within her art.  She is probably most well known for her beautiful rainy day paintings.  The colours and reflections are a treat to the eye.

Here Debbie shows us how to obtain some of those reflective colours depicted on a rainy day!  Here’s some of her work in progress.

Overall, a great day of learning, inspiration and networking with fellow art lovers!