February 24, 2010

Art! Phart?

And now for something completely different...Art! Phart?

What: It’s an Art Sale. All pieces must be priced at $200 each or less.
This is a fundraiser for The ARTS Project. 25% commission in effect.

Why: We are trying to showcase London artists to a larger market by getting away from the usual gallery space.

Where: We will be staging the sale at Jim Bob Ray's on Richmond Row.

When: One day blow out on Thursday February 25 from 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Musical guests: Whiplash

If you are an artist and you’re interested or you know someone who may be interested you can register on our website. Click the link

For more info email info@artsproject.ca
or call 519-642-2767

February 21, 2010

Less Than a Month

KOLF No. 10 ( approx 6" x6", Ink and Graphite)

Small golf drawing, loosely based on a Muskoka course with historic golf figure in nickers. Golf is now less than a month away.

February 4, 2010

Post 5 to 9 Show

The third annual 5 to 9 Group Show is random pieces of artwork, also could be known as the MC Reunion. Don’t get me wrong, it was a lot of fun. This is a very talented group of artists. And I do “ talk more at the opening than I do the rest of the year” Problem is, I am already involved with a couple of groups that are just that … random. They have shows/sales on a yearly basis. They, the Lambeth Art Association and the Gallery Painting Group are both talented groups of artists. This show /group, just feels like more of the same.

It is time to re-think. What do I want to get out of my artwork? What do I want to get out of my involvement with groups. What direction do I want to go? What makes the most sense for me to put my time and energy into? Now that I have less time, this is more important.

My goal of working larger and in colour... Well, not there yet. There may have been a little colour and one was a little larger, but far from what I was envisioning. Style and medium were common elements in my work, but I really want a more unified theme or series for my work in a show.

February 3, 2010

Figure Drawing - Male vs Female

For me, a male figure drawing is just that, a male figure drawing. I just draw what I see and I don't feel the need to add or expand the image. But with a female figure drawing, I have a whole different approach. It just expands itself. When I see the female form (drawn on my page), I see more. Its about what is going on in my life right now, how I am feeling about certain things, more of story emerges. It's really a self portrait, of sorts. The three pictures that I have at The ARTS Project right now, are examples of that.

Untitled Female No, 6 (6' x6", India Ink and Graphite) The figure drawing was done with reference to a figure drawing session on January 4th. I played around with quite a few other layouts, more complicated, detailed drawings and finally came to a use the very simple backgorund shapes that represent Museum London.... Art Rental and Sales Gallery.