Monday, March 20, 2017

On the easel this week

Thought I'd share what's on the easel this week. It's a 11x14 ( in progress) oil on canvas of an Umbrella Cockatoo. I met this guy, or gal, the summer of 2016 at a local art fair in Belleville. What a character! My two daughters and I took turns holding him or should I say he was holding us! 
There is a good chance that this painting is already spoken for but don't hesitate to inquire if interested.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

2017 ARTPRIZE My entry in progress

This time it's for real! Though I had plans of entering this 6 panel painting into the 2016 ARTPRIZE competition life decided that it wasn't to be. But now, look out ARTPRIZE  2017, here I come!  
There are 6, 5ft x 3 ft canvases that will be butted up to one another so the finished piece will be 5 ft tall and 18 feet long.
As you can see my subject is the coral reef, full of sea life and bright color. At first glance you'll be drawn in to the beauty of the piece however there is an underlying subject that isn't so pretty. We are talking about plastic pollution of our oceans and its effects on sea life. 
I plan to create a 3 dimensional field showcasing the effects of plastic pollution both in front of and above the painting.   
Stay tuned for progress photos!