Sunday, October 28, 2012

Collector's Wishlist: A Day at Art Toronto

This past Friday I headed to Art Toronto to attend a couple of lectures and check out the incredible selection of artworks on display by more than one hundred different galleries from throughout Canada and around the world. Here are some of the pieces that stood out in particular for me (though it really is only a very small sample). Art Toronto is open until October 29th, so I suggest stopping by if you have an interest in up and coming contemporary artists.





Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nuit Blanche

Wow, more than 10,000 page views for this blog! Who reads this thing anyways? 
 Anyways, I just want to say thanks for reading and here are some shots from Nuit Blanche in Toronto this past September. 
 I'd like to go back and add artists names to these photos, but I haven't had much time lately, but if you're interested you can track the artists down here.




Sunday, July 29, 2012

It's in the details

 

This is where I'm working this summer. I took some more photos of the 
church today and thought I'd make another post. 




 Check out the glass patchwork on the dress






Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My largest canvas yet


Last summer while browsing through the art store DeSerres, I overheard an irritated customer complaining about a large tear in the canvas she had just bought and brought home, and was now trying to return. After she had left, I took a look a decided it must be fate, (I also never really pass up a bargain, the tear really isn't that noticeable, and I'd never again have an excuse to buy a canvas so large) so I went for it!

I carried this huge thing home with me (20 minutes down Sherbrooke street, getting strange looks from a number of people on my way). I've just got some inspiration and wanted to capture the beginnings of my biggest canvas yet, 



Saturday, June 16, 2012

My Summer Job

This summer I have taken on a tour guiding position in a United Church in downtown Montreal. As part of this position one day a week I spend researching on a topic of my choice relevant to the church, its history or its outreach. I've chosen to uncover the history of the stained glass windows, as there are a number of beautiful ones designed, painted, and constructed by a variety of different Montreal artists and stained glass companies.

Today I was able to take a few shots of the inside of the church that I thought I would share with you. They are mostly small details because the light wasn't shining in enough in order for me to capture the wider shots of the church, so I'll likely take some more throughout the summer. Anyways, here's my place of work for the next couple of months.






 
 





Friday, May 25, 2012

Sketches for my newest paintings

I spent some time tonight just drawing outlines for possible upcoming paintings, and thought I would share! I'm not sure when I'll get around to actually putting them on canvas, but hopefully there will be more photos to come of the progress. 





Friday, May 18, 2012

Making art to pay the rent?

The month of May for me has largely consisted of being on a job hunt for summer employment and catching up on television shows. With this extra time and need for money to live on, I decided this would be a great time to do what I always wanted to do- make a large number of small paintings made on dollar store canvases and sell them for profit $$$! (Likely on Mont Royal during Tam Tams or something like that). 

So today I went to the dollar store and spent about 25$ on various supplies including 9 canvases. And this past evening I started my first one. As I got into it, however, I began to realize that I liked the painting too much, I don't really know if I can part with it. Oh well. Hopefully there will be a couple of paintings out of the 8 remaining canvases that I can allow myself to sell!

Below are some photos of the painting in progress, as well as my stash of items I bought from the dollar store (including glitter pens and rhinestones, though I'm not entirely sure how I'll get around to using them as of yet).









And here was my inspiration -