Monday, June 27, 2016

All Packed

All packed and ready to deliver to the gallery, hopefully before the rain, and hopefully the big box of the large prints fits in the car. Otherwise it's on to Plan B, which isn't formulated yet.

The big box, already to go, 2016

And the small ones, ready too, 2016

Empty studio walls, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

An Invitation

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to my upcoming exhibition "Under Construction" at Galerie Art Plus, Sutton, QC. This is also Galerie Art Plus' second anniversary so there is much to celebrate; especially a huge congrats to Brigite Normandin for her vision and courage in undertaking this endeavor. Hope to see you there....and please help spread the word.

Poster for upcoming show "Under Construction", 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

More Peony Love

What can I say....more peony love, I'm entranced; and did I mention the scent.

Peony love 1, 2016

Peony love 2, 2016

Peony love 3, 2016

Peony love 4, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June Promise

A perfect June morning, clear, sharp light, cool temperature and coffee on the terrace watching the dew-covered peonies begin to open.

dew covered peony about to open, 2016

dew drops on peony, 2016

dew covered peony opening, 2016

dew covered peony opening, 2016

dew, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Studio Walls

There are times when an image, a shape, a line just won't let you go, and so you talk and listen and play and print. The studio walls change every few days as the conversation shifts left, right up, down. It's quite the ride.

Studio wall, June 3, 2016

Studio wall, June 5, 2016

Studio wall, May 28, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Check These Out

If you are in the area this weekend there are 3 really wonderful exhibitions on; an added plus, it's a gorgeous day for a drive in the country.

Suzanne Vié at Galerie Art Plus, 8 Maple, Sutton

Andrée Pelletier, "Le bout du monde c'est ici" jusqu'au 12 Juin au Centre d'Art de Frelighsburg.

Marie-Claude Lord à la bibliothèque de Dunham

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Small Joys

While the lilacs and peonies, rhodos and azaleas are gearing up for their moment of glory, it's the small treasures that are having their time. From a package of seeds, many years ago, the for-get-me-nots have spread them selves about generously, glowing that almost eerie blue at dusk.

For-get-me-nots, such pleasure from a pack of seeds, 2016

Wandering around in the early part of the day, making my mental list of what needs to be done, I come across the bleeding heart my mother gave me years ago, that I always suspected she dug out of the woods; tiny, with delicate foliage.

Bleeding Heart, violet leaves in background, 2016

The dandelions and cowslip make the biggest splash, dotting the lawn with their exuberant joy. I laugh as J. cuts the lawn and 10 minutes later the dandelion are standing up tall and proud;you can almost hear them laughing "Ha, ha, didn't get me" And their puff balls are a marvel of engineering and seed dispersal as they helicopter about the air.

The marvel of a dandelion seed head, 2016

successful seed dispersal, cowslip, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Pink Beams of Light

Cedric was over yesterday with his laser, measuring for the banister for the studio stairs; and while he worked I took photos of the pink beams.

all squared up, 2016

Turning the square, 2016

still turning, 2016

almost back to square, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Still Life Shadows

still life |ˈstɪl ˌlaɪfnoun (pl. still lifes |ˌlīfspainting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware.• still life as a genre of painting or drawing.

Still Life Shadow 1, 2016

A shadow is a space where light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object. It occupies all of the three-dimensional volume behind an object with light in front of it. The cross section of a shadow is a two-dimensional silhouette, or reverse projection of the object blocking the light.
A point source of light casts only a simple shadow, called an "umbra". For a non-point or "extended" source of light, the shadow is divided into the umbra, penumbra and antumbra. The wider the light source, the more blurred the shadow becomes. If two penumbras overlap, the shadows appear to attract and merge. This is known as the Shadow Blister Effect.

The outlines of the shadow zones can be found by tracing the rays of light emitted by the outermost regions of the extended light source. The umbra region does not receive any direct light from any part of the light source, and is the darkest. A viewer located in the umbra region cannot directly see any part of the light source.

By contrast, the penumbra is illuminated by some parts of the light source, giving it an intermediate level of light intensity. A viewer located in the penumbra region will see the light source, but it is partially blocked by the object casting the shadow.
If there are multiple light sources, there will be multiple shadows, with overlapping parts darker, and various combinations of brightnesses or even colors. The more diffuse the lighting becomes, the softer and more indistinct the shadow outlines become, until they disappear. The lighting of an overcast sky produces few visible shadows.
The absence of diffusing atmospheric effects in the vacuum of outer space produces shadows that are stark and sharply delineated by high-contrast boundaries between high and dark.

For a person or object touching the surface where the shadow is projected (e.g. a person standing on the ground, or a pole in the ground) the multiple shadows converge at the point of contact.

A shadow shows, apart from distortion, the same image as the silhouette when looking at the object from the sun-side, hence the mirror imageof the silhouette seen from the other side.

[Source: From the dictionary on my computer]

Still Life Shadow 3, 2016

Still Life Shadow 4, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Catching The Light

As I unpacked the kitchen a few weeks ago, I put some glass jars on the window shelf intending to remember to wash them and put them away. Three weeks later they are still there, giving me a certain quiet joy as the catch the light, and reminding me of Morandi's seeming simple still lifes.

Catching the light 2, 2016

Catching the light , 2016

Morandi, NATURA MORTA, 1949

Morandi, NATURA MORTA, 1956