Dody gave the group a lesson in pastel and answered our many questions. It was fun to play with another medium. I will sometimes take a black and white photo on my phone or look through it at my painting to check values. The photo on the bottom left was the first time I did that and realized I did not have enough darks and the circle at the end of the path showed up as well. The second time I was happier with more variation. This painting exercise is not for sale as I was looking at a magazine photo and did not have permission. Really enjoyed my day, thanks Dody for being so encouraging to all!!
I would like to thank everyone that has come out to see the Courtyard Gallery in Enderby, B.C. and enjoy the wonderful work of a great variety of local artisans. Today and tomorrow are the final days of my Featured Artist exhibit. I will be hosting tomorrow then taking the unsold art down. In particular, I would like to thank my supportive friends: Sharon, Helen, Ciana, Karen, Marc, and Rigmor who travelled on the days I was hosting to see my art as well as the great variety of pottery, jewelry, felting, cement/rock pieces and mixed media sculpture. A few treasures were also taken home! This September almost doubled the sales of previous Septembers, whoop whoop (huge thank you)!
The gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday and will hang a new show "Open Exhibition" where non-members are invited to put 2 paintings in this show, what fun. As well the rest of the gallery will have wonderful tempting art for the eyes and practical use. This is an artist run gallery with no pressure sales, so come and enjoy the variety. Click here for the Courtyard Gallery website.
Karen Oliver's Art Journey
Thanks for stopping by to see my art journey and what I am currently working on.