Enjoy! More paintings are on the easel!
The Farm Animal Theme is still going strong, in addition to a couple other events/ deadlines I've been aiming for lately. In fact, I am going to extend this theme into APRIL! I have plenty of material and I have not exhausted it yet! Cows, hens, some goats...maybe that camel, and more...stay tuned!
What else have I been doing? Well, for those that don't know, I belong to the Lake Country Jumping Agility Mutts (LCJAM) club. We practice dog agility with our canine buddies. On March 25th, a few of us attended a fun match in Armstrong hosted by the DogoPogo Agility Club from Vernon. It was a blast! AND an EXHAUSTING day of running our dogs...4 events (some members with 2 dogs ran MORE times). We all did very well and had a great time!
For your viewing pleasure, I have posted a few videos that a friend took with my camera of a few of us running the last event (Jumpers) on that day. I've created my own video channel with the rest of the videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/SheilaTanseyFineArt?feature=mhee
Enjoy! More paintings are on the easel!
My farm animal theme is not progressing as I'd hoped...I seem to have a delay in my progress - there are a couple other deadlines for show entries that I'm attempting to make. It will be seen if I can make them!
So right now DUCKS R US! These are dedicated to you DUCK! You know who you are!
Remember this blog post....http://www.tiltedeaselstudio.com/2/post/2012/01/a-challenge-and-lost-treasures.html Well my beloved Kermit has been FOUND!!! He's looking a bit dusty, after having spent an unknown amount of time upside down, stuck between a closet wall and dresser in my oldest son's room! AND Isaac was the one who found him! I am so happy! Kermit is too, don't you think?? He's going to stay here on my work area for awhile!
At least I HOPE its winter's end! It's spring break for the boys school the next 2 weeks. I hope I can continue to paint the farm animal theme. :-) I have been working on a 12X12 in. canvas with a rooster, but I've been experiencing dissatisfaction with him, so today I started again and produced this 6X6 sketch....when stuck, start from the beginning! I'm trying to keep the brushwork LOOSE and colours VIBRANT.
With spring around the corner, the whole family decided to go SNOWSHOEING Saturday morning! I finally scored a sale on another 2 pairs of snowshoes...so now we all can go at the same time! Now that winter's nearly over :-)
Could you RUN with such abandon down a snowy trail? I'm going to strive for that...ears back, tongue hanging out (that is a given), wind in the face, running like nobody's watching??!
I always get distracted, though, with those small things in nature that sing to me and catch my eye...
March is a fickle month...partly winter, partly spring. Yesterday, it came in here like a LION with the snow. But more like a YAWNING LION! Well, I feel like that anyway, ho hum...when will winter be gone?
I'm leaning more towards the spring side of things these days...especially when the forecast is for 10 Celsius this weekend. Which is a great way to start the Lake Country Art Gallery's Annual Member's Show!
The show runs from March 3rd to April 15th, with the opening reception this Saturday from noon til 3:00. If you can, please come see the exhibit!
My newest work, shown above, Abandoned - Where to Now? was selected for this show and I am honoured to have it included with all the other wonderful pieces of art. I had a sneak peak today and the exhibit is fabulous!
I'll tell more of the story behind this painting in my next blog post.
February was my flower theme month, and to celebrate the end of that theme by painting flowers in context of their environment. I love bikes, and flowers and doors and cats...they go together! I may do a bit more work on this painting yet...that's why its still untitled. ANY SUGGESTIONS??
I used layout and compositional features for this painting from an artist that I admire, Mikki Senkarik. If you go to her blog, she shares a wealth of info on how she paints and approaches her subjects!
Can you guess what this month's theme is? Oh c'mon....camels can be FARM ANIMALS somewhere...can't they?! Stay tuned!