Cathie Hamilton's encaustic painting ‘Spring Lake’, measuring 19 x 25, has been chosen for display in the Legislative Dining Room in Toronto from June until December 2018! Congratulations, Cathie.
The plein air painters had beautiful weather yesterday at Mallorytown Landing, painting with Phil Chadwick. His advice not only about plein air painting, but also the practicalities of painting outside, moved us all up a notch, although we were humbled by the speed at which he could produce a lovely sketch! It was a wonderful way to begin our plein air season.
The opening reception for Before the Summer was great - good food, dancing music and fabulous art. Despite the high winds causing flickering lights, which made us wonder if we'd be plunged into permanent darkness, everyone had a good time. The Fire Hall Theatre in Gananoque is such a dramatic place to hold an art show. You still have time to see it today (Saturday) from 10 am to 5 pm or tomorrow from 10 am to 4 pm. Please come and visit!
TIFAA Members Helma Gansen, Ingrid Schmidt, Betty Matthews, Belia Brandow and Martha Stroud are participating in the 'Before the Summer' Show at the Fire Hall Theatre in Gananoque. It opens at 6 pm tomorrow (Friday) and continues until Sunday at 4 pm. Photos tomorrow!
We had a good paint-in today, although it was awfully quiet sometimes with everyone concentrating fiercely! Still, painting with other people is such a good chance to be exposed to different styles as they work through the details, and to get feedback when stuck for inspiration.
Cathy gave a talk about her journey from conventional quilting to original fibre art to painting at the TIFAA meeting yesterday, illustrated with examples from her collection. Members looked in awe at the beautiful pieces she had created and were sympathetic as she described finding new outlets for her creativity after developing a severe fabric allergy. We look forward to seeing what happens as she continues to meld her experience with fibres into her paintings.
Nancy Paul will have a show at the Rebecca Gallery in Toronto in June. The Gallery is currently at 317 Harbord Street (SE corner of Grace and Harbord Streets) but is moving to Bloor Street in time for her show.
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