Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Daring Color - Internet Group Workshop

Earlier this year, I mentioned that I was leading an internet workshop on the book Daring Color by Anne Abgott. This book is excellent and I highly recommend it for your library.

Here is some workshop participants’ great work.



Friday, 3 October 2008

An Artist I Admire – Cathy Savels

I found Cathy’s work through the Design Style Guide group I joined shortly after I opened my Etsy shop.

Cathy is Belgian but is a resident of France. She is a mixed media artist combining oil or acrylic paints with string, paper, and cloth. Her work is full of beautiful texture and inspired by the patterns and details of nature. For her “Everything has a spirit, a voice that needs to be listened to.”

Cathy exhibits her work across France where the tactile and aesthetic qualities have proved successful.

http://www.cathysavels.com
http://www.cathysavelspaintings.etsy.com



Wednesday, 1 October 2008

My October Art Trip - A Walk

I went for a walk yesterday, with my camera. It was a beautiful fall day, bright sun shinning on the trees. I walked this trail before, but didn’t go off the path. This time I did. The walk took me along Blackmud Creek which runs through South Edmonton. It was pretty neat! I saw two beaver dams and the scenery was just spectacular. I got some great pictures, some might even end up in a painting…watercolour I think.

Either way, they are great resource pictures and I got some exercise! I picked up some leaves for the colours.