Friday, 28 June 2019

My June Art Projects

Blog 22, June 28, 2019

After a week at the cottage with two friends, I feel energized and refreshed. As the friends who stayed with me this time were not painters, I created only some watercolour and pencil sketches and focused on my felting projects instead.

I also created a paper mosaic greeting card of a sunflower for my August 4, 2019, Art Cafe. Please check the information on my website at

For the final weeks of my "Cartooning & Comics" classes at François Dupuis Recreation Centre, I created Detective Pikachu and the first scene for another comic. The next courses will start in September. Aside from “Cartooning & Comics” courses, I will also offer a mixed media course for children.

Before my vacation week, I used my time at the Ottawa Little to create some sketches during the play of “Mending Fences”. As we had to switch days again, I was sitting in row G instead of row A, and I could hardly see my sketchbook. Therefore, I reworked the sketches of the characters a little bit at home.

During the Gauguin Portrait Exhibition at the National Gallery in Ottawa, visitors were encouraged to create their own self-portrait with oil pastels and coloured pencils. I was certainly up for the challenge and had a great time creating my little self-portrait that is featured at the top of this blog.

It took me much longer than I expected to finish my 11'' x 8.5" felted yellow and pink tulips artwork, and I picked up a larger felted piece of lilies again that I had started two years ago. They are not finished yet, but I made great progress.

I also created two felted balls with colours that I enjoyed. The make lovely decorations. I will create a corresponding workshop for the fall that will be perfect for all levels.

For the for my painting demonstration at the 10th Anniversary Block Party on June 14, 2019, at the Shenkman Arts Centre I had prepared the block-in of colours for a painting that is based on a photo from the trip from Toronto to Vancouver that my husband and I took in the spring of 1995. During the event, I managed to progress well with the painting, but it still needs some work. It was a lot of fun working alongside the other artists and interacting with the public. I am so glad that I was able to participate. Thank you to those of you who stopped for a chat.

I am looking forward to finally having some time to go plein air painting. As most of my painting buddies are retired, they are also very busy. It is getting hard to get together for painting outings. However, I am part of the Ottawa Plein Air Adventurers, and their first plein air outing is planned for July 4 to the lovely Mer Bleue Bog. I am looking forward to it and hope the weather will cooperate.

If you would like to bring some more art into your life, please check out my website for my summer workshops and new artwork.

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian readers! Have a wonderful long weekend!


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