Suzan Berwald, Visual Artist
Solstice Studio 59

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(posted on 15 Jul 2018)

So I am trying something new AGAIN. I haven't painted in oils in over two years but there was this workshop on palette knife painting offered by one of my favourite instructors so....The workshop runs for only three days. You just get a brief introduction and "feel" for the technique. I am finding it a challenge trying to analyze what palette tool to use, how much paint, application etc. I am hoping today will go a better as it is my last day. This style of oil painting is one that I think I would like to use. 

(posted on 11 Jul 2018)

This week I am enrolled in a great glass workshop on pate de verre instructed by James Lavoie (check out his work at the Alberta Craft Council). Every day we are learning a new technique and producing some wonderful work. This class is a real departure for me from my fused glass but I am thoroughly enjoying it. Can't wait for tomorrow to see what we pull out of the kiln!

Some of James Lavoie's work meant to inspire the class

(posted on 3 Jul 2018)

This Thursday I am setting up my solo show "When Calls the Land" at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. That evening I am hosting the opening reception for the St. Albert Art Walk at The Bookstore on Perron Street. Stop on by for some nibblies and view some great art from three local artists. And finally on Sunday I will be at Savour Strathconaselling some of my fused glass, pottery and alcohol ink paintings. There will be plenty of food trucks and a wide range of artists and artisans selling their works. Busy week...love it!

(posted on 21 Jun 2018)

Just one more sleep and I am off to Red Deer to exhibit my pastel landscapes at the "For Love of Art" show and sale at Parkland Garden Centre. I am very excited about showing my work in a new venue , especially in a garden centre...can't wait! 

I am also going through my inventory to determine what pieces I will exhibit in the Art Walk in St. Albert.  I have not quite decided which pieces but I think it will be a mixture of medium...may be just my photographs or my print work...don't know yet. My works will be on display at the Bookstore on Perron street for the month of July.

 

So I have three new pieces at Rosie's in the Park (Sherwood Park) at 114 Athabascan Ave, Sherwood Park. The works will be on display for the next few months.  There is art work from several other artists from our local art society. So if you want to grab a bit to eat and see some local art stop by Rosie's. Have a Coffee at Rosie's in the Park and view some art.

Our local "hospital"/health care unit is now displaying art work from the  Strathcona Art Society. All the works are quite small (not exceeding 20 inches) due to the size of the display cases so the prices are GREAT!!! I have one work on display there. These works will remain on display until August 2018 (unless sold and then replaced with new pieces). 

Cezanne's Serenade

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