With a borrowed pen and an empty sandwich wrapper, time is passed sketching a barista , It always surprises me with what little is needed, time is usually the hardest thing to find. Sketching and enjoying a coffee on a raining day while waiting for the ferry was a perfect way to spend an hour. The second sketch was done on the ferry in my sketchbook with ink and watercolour.
Every Christmas season the Courtyard Gallery has a new show that includes "Little Treasures". This show has the gallery full of new paintings, knitted gloves and hats, felted treasures, wood treasures, pottery, jewelry and cards to name a few. The artists also create small handmade treasures to go on the tree or to tuck in a special stocking or gift for Christmas with a variety of price points.
This year I have hand sewn booties for keeping young ones feet warm in a stroller as well as Christmas tree decorations (thanks Shannon for showing me how and picking up supplies for me). In the show, I have 4 paintings for sale of wrapped gifts to pull out for any celebration year 'round as well as "River's View", a large 24" x 31" oil painting. Enjoying all the artists beautiful work is free to look and enjoy.
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My husband and I went for an overnight visit and birthday celebration for my friend Sue. Part of this celebration was a delightful afternoon on their patio boat. Ross snapped some celebratory photos which I used as the basis for the painting below. This is one of my favourite paintings because of the fun we have together which was embedded in the fun I had painting this!
"Celebrating, Lake Style"
36" x 22" Acrylic A late birthday gift for Sue.
Karen Oliver's Art Journey
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