November 26, 2009

The Art of Pottery

My other job... So far, I have only done random work, in preparation for starting to work on location next monday.

"Be among the first to see the new London Clay Art Centre at the London Potters Guild's Fall Sale. Over 25 potters from Southwestern Ontario will be displaying and selling their wares. Both functional and sculpture pottery will be represented in this sale of beautiful, professional pottery. Come and meet the potters and take home some pottery - thousands of pieces with something for everyone! Your $2 admission fee qualifies you for door prizes. Friday, Nov 27, 6-9pm, wine and cheese opening; Saturday, Nov 28 10am-5pm; Sunday, Nov 29, 11am-4pm. 664 Dundas Street; parking in rear. More information at or 519-434-1664"

November 18, 2009

Preliminary Colour Sketch

I am combining: drawing skills, freedom of the medium and graphic elements. I enjoy the challenge of drawing realisticly and detailed. The line/marks of a micron pen are too perfect, so I have chosen to use pen and ink which provide a more creative, free, imperfect line. Watercolour allows freedom and spontenity if you can let the watercolour do what watercolour does. Of couse it has to be well planned out initially. It will take more time for me to not force the medium. Finally, adding the graphic element of words and geometric shapes. Words that have more than one meaning.

From this preliminary work, I know I need to leave more white ... on the ball and for the blades of grass. The final piece may look nothing like this, may not turn out at all. Should take on a life of its own, as it develops.

November 15, 2009

New Jobs

Only four days into one of my new jobs. So far... I love it. Surrounded by artwork. Surrounded by people who appreciate art. A chance, on a regular basis to talk to artists/clients about artists/artwork/mediums/styles/etc. And being the detail freak that I am, I get to be responsible for accurate, detailed, organized records for the artwork. I have a short walk by the river to the fork of the Thames to work. A window overlooking the new fountain in the river. I'm sure, as with all jobs there will be parts I may not like or may be frustrating, but I am looking forward to Wednesday afternoon, next time I work at Art Rental and Sales Gallery at Museum London.

As for tomorrow, I go to The London Potters Guild ...

November 9, 2009

5 to 9 Group Show

The 5 to 9 Group have confirmed the show dates. The annual show will run from February 1 to 6, 2010 in the North Gallery at The ARTS Project. Opening reception will be Tuesday, February 2 from 6 to 9 pm.

November 8, 2009

Sketching in November

Sketching on location in November, you never know what kind of weather you will get. Planned this a week ago and got lucky with the weather. This is at Christies Farm. Tree are pretty bare and most of the fall colour is now on the ground.... but oh so nice to be outside drawing. The plan is to continue to go out though the winter months. Hopefully the weather co-operates for next Sunday.

Location Sketch at Christies Farm
Ink and Coloured Pencil