Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Special Project

I love requests for submissions based on themes.  This one is for a very special project for a bird
sanctuary right here in Hudson.  100% of the proceeds from the sale will go towards the building of a new wild bird rehabilitation centre in Hudson, QC.  Artists were invited to submit artwork measuring 5" x 7" of any subject and in any medium.  I chose to keep the focus on birds and these are my entries.  There are famous artists from across the country participating and yet the artwork will be sold at auction at a starting price of $65 no matter who the artist.  So it is a wonderful chance to own an original work of art at an incredibly low price.  The auction takes place on the 21st of August.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Bit of Collage in a busy week.....

This week I worked on a few 5" x 7" collages for a special project I will tell you about soon.  It always amazes me that the bits and scraps that accumulate around me as I work just happen to be the perfect

bit that I need.
The view across the lake is a place that I drive by nearly every day on the Lake of Two Mountains.
I took that picture a few years ago but printed in sepia it looks like a scene from a 1930's postcard.
It's a busy week that doesn't allow for too much in the way of painting but these collages let me indulge
in the need to create something.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Not seen at my feeder.....

Feeding the birds this past winter was a new thing for me as I had never put feeders where I could
observe them before.   I didn't realize the variety other than chickadees and bluebirds that were in my own back yard and although using birds in my artwork was surely influenced by all the activity outside my window, one thing is for certain.....these birds are not from here!
(I love what Photoshop can do for watercolors.....)