Alberta has been fully embraced by winter. We survived two weeks of bitterly cold weather ( -30 Celsius) and are now in a "heat wave" of above freezing temperatures which everyone is relishing before the next cold front moves in. January has been a good month for me as I have been getting back into my painting by taking some small steps. I am currently finishing off older works that have been sitting on my shelves unfinished and mocking me as I walk past them. I have also just attended a planning meeting for an upcoming local spring art show. Yippee!!! That means I need to start producing some new works. Exciting!
Again I have had several works accepted into the Deep Freeze Festival to be displayed at the Carrot Community Coffee House (Edmonton) for the month of January. This annual event held on Alberta Avenue at a variety of locations celebrates winter!
One of works on display at the Carrot Community Cafe
"Mountian View", acrylic, 12 x 16
This group show features artwork created or in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. All artwork can be found at the Stanley Milner Library, Second floor in their reading room. It will run from January 15-March 26. Three of my works from the "Nesting" series are featured.
This is a very innovative show idea. VASA members and their relatives can submit an art piece to exhibit. My niece and I have both submitted a work and our pieces were accepted. The show runs all of February at the Hemingway Centre, St. Albert.
"Roadside" by my niece
One of the unfinished works I did indeed finish.
Current title " Jasper Outlook" but it may change.
Second one of my "Daylily" Series
Mixed Media, 12 x 12
(I could not capture the background colours properly...painting is more vibrant in real life)