…even better than a chance to paint is a chance to paint plein air and the sun is out. After a very slow start to summer the last few days have been glorious, warm summer days, everyone in the city seems to be smiling!
On Thursday evening I attended an opening at the Craft Council of British Columbia for a wonderful show of Michele Sirois-Silver’s latest work entitled Shift. Michele’s take on traditional hand hooked rugs takes the craft to a whole new place.
There were lots of people milling around the gallery and it was great to catch up with friends’ and have a close look at Michelle’s work.
It was such a lovely evening we couldn’t resist a visit to one of the eateries along the edge of the water to watch the sun set… and have a little snack!
With that great start to the weekend I finished it off with a day of painting with Elizabeth Harris-Nichols at her farmhaus in the city. We had a great day working with her philosophies of A Painting in One day using still life as inspiration.
OK, mine isn’t completely done but that is more me than Elizabeth’s method! I can be a bit picky when it comes to the last bits of anything and there are a few little things I want to do… I think. I like to leave a painting for a while and take another look with “fresh eyes” a bit later. That way I can see if there is anything needs changing.
It was a beautiful sunny day and Elizabeth had us all set up outside with a canopy for shade. I forgot to take my camera to record the day ( must have gotten too much sun!) but this is my almost complete “almost painting in one day.”
and a close up as well…thanks Elizabeth, it was so much fun!
I’m getting ready to head to the UK this week, my next post will be from there!
when are you going?
i was in the process of making plans for your birthday!!! 😦
Looks like a fun day painting your little heart out. I
liked the color combo. . Luv.