Had a great time at the Orchid Show this weekend at Royal Botanical Gardens. Saw some amazing orchids, met and talked to some great artists and received a firstplace ribbon in the oil painting category. I got some great feedback on my painting. I look forward to next year.
For many of us the sight of a small aluminum boat with an outboard motor may spark the memory of the first time taking the helm of a watercraft. Or perhaps it was a time spent fishing in a secluded bay at the break of dawn, or maybe taking a run across the lake to pick up some supplies and fill a gas tank at the marina. These small vessels allowed us to explore parts of our waterways that we just couldn’t get to with the larger boats. They rarely got washed, were usually abused and dented, and typically had a small leak that kept your feet wet. Generally starting on the first or second pull, these little guys often became the heroes when having to rescue a big broken down runabout in the middle of the lake.
I vividly remember the first time I was allowed to take my uncle’s fourteen footer out on my own. What a thrill it was, so much faster than the canoe… but OH! OH! …he never showed me how to dock it!
I was deeply touched by the gratitude and emotion displayed by the Marshals when I presented this painting to the them at their home on Gull River.
I am happy and honoured to find out that my painting ‘Keep the Change’ was selected to be part of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society BEST OF AMERICA SMALL WORKS 2020 exhibition. 150 paintings out of 1096 entries were selected and will be shipped to McBride Fine Art Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland for the juried show, running from April 5th to May 3rd. Congratulations to all the participating artists. Check out the great art at https://www.noaps.org/2020-boa-small
I am happy and honoured to just find out that my painting ‘Fish Candy’ has been accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Society’s International Fall Online Exhibition. Out of almost 1200 entries from around the globe 150 artists were selected. Glad to be included with all these great artists. Check out the art at https://www.noaps.org/2019-fall-online