Tag Archives: Paint

Because of the Duck

(“Because of the Duck, no. 13″; 12″ x 12”; oil & collage on canvas) Because of the puppy and the fact that I will be teaching in Baddeck, Cape Breton for a week in September, I had to move my … Continue reading

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  According to Proust, “Artists are people who strip habit away and return life to its deserved glory.” I’ll go along with that! Definitely I’m very familiar with the stripping habit away part. When a painting feel too “easy”, too … Continue reading

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Suppose we do

Yesterday, when painting, I had a major insight about how to work with the color field. I have been working on some blue paintings, not my easiest color choice. But I like the challenge and when they work, at least … Continue reading

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Talking about art

My trip to Ottawa was great: the work is beautifully presented at the Orange Gallery, the opening reception well attended and enjoyable, met some interesting, lovely people, and wonderful to spend time with my son and his family. All good. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, I’ve been painting almost every day. It’s hard, vigorous physical labour, standing for hours while using repetitive arm movements. I have to be careful not to use my right arm too much or I will get a sore arm … Continue reading

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What is abstract

P1040481, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. In my class last week, one of my students asked an interesting question: in an abstract painting, how important is it for there to be no recognizable images. My first thought was the expression “beauty … Continue reading

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Painting news

IMG_3802, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. It’s been quiet on the painting front for about a week. At least, until today. I finally had photos taken so, after a big push over several weeks to finish up enough strong work for … Continue reading

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