Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 2010 PS to update

postcript to August 2010

Preparing for the Buckhorn show in August is always a hectic time, and this year especially so. I did manage to treat myself to a bit of a creative break, to paint a couple of oil studies that had been haunting me. Things did get extended into the wee hours as a result, so there has been no time to post these two on the web ‘til now:

oil study on canvas, 8” by 10”
(prints available)
My husband enjoys the freestyle ‘jams’ with local musicians at Pinecroft on weekends. There is a magnificent white pine there by the stage, probably one of the nicest trees that I’ve seen, and it becomes breath-taking when the afternoon light in autumn strikes it ‘just right’.

Distant Thunder
oil study on canvas, 6” by 8”
(prints available)

Distant Thunder
I had in my mind that I wanted to show a white house against a stormy sky. I started with ‘the storm’ in the upper right-hand corner and the painting evolved from there.
Cheers! Judy

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

e-letter August 2010

Warm Greetings

I hope that you are finding some time to enjoy these lazy days of midsummer.

A quick mention that the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival begins next week. (Buckhorn is north of Peterborough.) There is a nicely-done preview night on Thursday evening, August 12th, with a wonderful atmosphere (and great hors d’oeuvres), and full days on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you appreciate fine art, this is a ‘don’t miss’ — 80 or so of some of the country’s best—further information and directions may be found on my website or Facebook Page Events or on the Buckhorn link above. If you do slip up to the show, please come on by our booth and say hello—

This year is a very special one at Buckhorn; there will be a Canadian Masters exhibit, featuring works by iconic Canadian artists such as A.J. Casson, Danby, Krieghoff, Lansdowne, Bateman, Loates, and Dumas. Michael Dumas has also helped to curate, and has written an excellent article (‘Truth—Beauty—Spirit’) about Canadian art past and present, and why our country’s art has evolved with such a unique flavour.

Hot off the easel—the vintage Canadian sports series has been continued this year:

Waiting for Spring
oil painting on cradled panel, 12” by 21”
prints are available

'The binder twine and olive oil ritual in the brisk days of autumn—just the scent of the leather would remind me of long hazy summer evenings on the ball diamond. It was like an assurance that spring would arrive, in its own rhythm.'

Waiting for Spring (detail view)

Also just out: The Capital City Pipe Band (Columbus, Ohio) asked some time ago if they might use my image ‘Pipes, Drum & Ghillies’ for the cover of their CD, to which I gave my blessings.

Both 2010 newsletters are online now and may be accessed at the sidebar at right. (These are in colour with clickable links.)
I hope to work on some small originals too before Buckhorn. There’s one on the easel that I’m pondering right now—
Hope to see you at Buckhorn!
Happy Trails, Judy

Quotes for the day

We are no longer dependant on what New York, Paris, Rome or L.A. says about culture and art. We have become both international and regional at the same time. Linda Blondheim

Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.
Robert Motherwell

I think survival is at stake for all of us all the time. Every poem, every work of art, everything that is well done, well made, well said, generously given, adds to our chances of survival.
Phillip Booth