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!
The Blind Bay Painters are celebrating Canada Day their way by hosting an art show and sale for the community! There are over 120 pieces of artwork and several boutique items all original works from local artists just a hop skip and a jump from the Centennial field where much of the celebrations are held … Continue reading Celebrating Canada Day Our Way!
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 … Continue reading Blind Bay Painters 2018 Art Show and Sale
Water has been a hot topic here in the Shuswap with our lake rising to near flooding levels and water boil advisories in our local news, but thankfully, the Blind Bay Hall found a fun way to focus on water...by offering a wonderful watercolour painting workshop! If you haven't been to the Blind Bay Hall, … Continue reading Watercolours with Juve Furtado
The Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter (TNSC) of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) are hosting their annual Art Show and Sale. One of my favourite things about the event is the Passion for Painting Demos that are put on by signature members of the FCA where they talk about and demonstrate techniques they use to … Continue reading Federation of Canadian Artists TNSC Chapter – Annual Art Show and Sale
Every once in a while, you meet someone that you know you need to listen to; someone who has insight that you are seeking; whose experience and results speak for themselves. That is how I felt on Tuesday at the Blind Bay Painters session when invited guest Lisa Figueroa came to speak to the painters … Continue reading Lisa Figueroa – Faith over Fear
Spring is in the Air and it's a time for colors to become alive and for planning. Planning gardens, planning summer trips & visits, planning for the art shows and events here in the Shuswap. I've listed a few of the upcoming events on our art event page...check out the potential workshops and art markets … Continue reading Spring is in the Air
The great escape can take the form of many things. For many, it's a trip to a warmer climate to get a break from the cold and enjoy some sunshine, and new scenery. For others, it's enjoying some new activity or taking a course, something that gets those brain cells focused on something interesting. And yet for others, it can be simply looking at winter a little differently...finding that special hike or view spot that reminds us that winter can be colourful and beautiful. Or maybe, it's looking at inspiring art ......