WARNING: long post ahead! The tldr version: Another walk down Corney Brook made a safe arrival to it's new home!! Its conception and how it reached its final destination makes me reflect on the personal ties art can help develop. When we took a road trip to Cape Breton 6 falls ago and visited the Corney Brook trail, little did I know how that beautiful hike would keep on giving! The 1st version of this painting was my 1st official commission by a dear friend who was one of the first people to tell me- You know, you could sell your art- you're that good!. I give her lots of credit in convincing me to start Green Monster Brushstrokes. Years later, I decided to try reproduce the painting on my largest canvas ever- a 3' x 4'! That big white canvas was intimidating at 1st! When I completed the painting I realized I didn't have lots of space to display it at home and-due to its size- was not able to bring it to art shows. Then one day I reminded myself that if I didn't tell people about it, how would they see it or even know it was for sale? So I posted it here. Luck had it and a preschool friend living in Florida (another story here of how lucky I feel for having grown up in an international school which makes me feel connected to people all around the world) fell in love with it! Now, I've shipped other paintings (up to 11 x14) internationally before (one as far as Lebanon!) but never one that large! How was I going to do this?! It took me several frantic weeks -- thanks so much to my friend for her patience-- messaging other local artists I've had the luck to meet over the years to ask for their advice. I can't say thank you enough to @debbie.mosher.15 , @kimberleyeddy , @colleen.underwood @debbromleyart and @dartgalleryns for their easy willingness to offer me suggestions and giving me the confidence that this could really be done! So finally, still crossing my fingers that this painting would arrive in pristine condition, my helpful partner and I built a box & I sent it out.... See in the comments for the next part of the crazy story.
I'll be showing these two paintings for Gallery 97's It's almost winter art show. The reception is this Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm! Hope to see you there!
Refinished an older painting using some folkart touches! Thanks again to @aliceinparis1 for offering an inspiring workshop a few years ago- it's rescued many of my paintings that needed an extra something. :) Available for auction at our @brushstrokes_of_nova_scotia Facebook event until tomorrow! Follow the link in my profile to join us!
The waves were coming in is up for auction only until Sunday! Join us at our @brushstrokes_of_nova_scotia Facebook event through the link in my profile! Playing with sand can be both fun at the beach and when painting!
Landscape inspired by Georgina de Albuquerque As you might have already heard during my artist introduction, I was inspired by this Brazilian impressionist who lived from 1885 to 1962. I found it fun to look up other impressionist artists beside the usual European old masters. This painting is currently up for sale at our @brushstrokes_of_nova_scotia Facebook event happening right now! Check the link in my profile to join us.
Concentric is available for auction right now on the @brushstrokes_of_nova_scotia Facebook event only until this weekend! See the link in my profile! Title: Concentric Original: Yes Medium: Acrylics Size: 5 x 5 on gallery wrapped canvas I love painting abstracts- just letting the paintings and brushes take you on a journey.. Sometimes the journey goes down some weird road and you might never show that painting to anyone else but other times, you find that something cool has come out of it. Either way, the journey is often more important than the destination.
Pointing the camera at oneself is terrifying! But it's good to push oneself to try new things... Here's a rambling video of some the paintings I'll be showing starting tomorrow at the @brushstrokes_of_nova_scotia online Art Show and Sale! All on Facebook so you can't miss it! Check the link in my profile to get to the event!
Excited to announce our next BoNS show starting in two weeks! I'm so proud to be part of such an inspiring group of artists! Please RSVP at the link in my profile! ====== Posted @withrepost • @brushstrokes_of_nova_scotia We're back!!!! Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia presents our third online art exhibition (Nov 14th to Nov 17th). Discover a selection of artwork by @adrianejacquardart, Chocolate Lake Studio (@mirellafurlan_ ), Chris Paints (@cajmac), @elizabethcole_artworks, and @greenmonsterbrushstrokes. We're pleased to introduce our guest artist, @rrothart! The art show and sale will take place on Facebook. All artwork will be available for purchase. How the sale works: * Each artist will be showcasing 5 pieces of art which are all available for sale. Some artwork may also be available for auction.
Posted @withrepost • @brushstrokes_of_nova_scotia Busy times for the BoNS artists! Some of us will be joining other local artists to showcase our artwork this weekend! Organized by @debbie.mosher.15 & Grace Luke ---- This weekend Nov 2nd and 3rd, we are having our annual Art Show at the Grace Art Gallery in Colby Village. There will be many affordable pieces of art and prints. It is a time that Grace and I get to showcase our students art along with ours. So if you have time drop in and enjoy seeing the art as it is much better seeing it on the walls than seeing it on Facebook. We would love to see you.