Thursday, November 29, 2012

Burning the candle at three ends again; forgot my bagel at Tim Horton's, recovered it, then fell into a carbohydrate-induced partial day-slumber.  But...looking forward to SKETCH at SAW Gallery tomorrow night, Friday, Nov. 30, 8pm:

I'm donating a bright, colourful watercolour painting--I'll post it as soon as I download it.  Cheers.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Amazing Songs

I've been hearing these really amazing songs on 95.7fm lately; I just heard this one minutes ago--absolutely love it!  What a great song!  Can't wait to hear more:

 by Imogen Heap--Aha!

La la la la, La la la la, La la la la, La la la
La la la la, La la la la, La la la la la

Eat, sleep, breathe it you're full of the stuff
Go bag it, tie it up tight
Wheat, meat, dairy-free, t-total, happy-clappy
High on life, you should try it, you know
Go on while no one's looking

Aha! Gotcha now!
Caught red handed in the biscuit tin
Cost you to keep me quiet
[ Lyrics from: ]
Golden boy boots, pocket pedal stool
Picking sharp smart moves
Plastic, tin can, paper separator
Busy bee wave, wave save the planet flag
But sneaky in suburbia

Aha! Candid camera!
Hook, line and sinker for the four-wheel drive
Cost you to keep me quiet!
Keep me quiet! (keep me quiet! )

Nicest, sweetest, up-most in everythingest
So charming, very charming
Well read, can play the fool
No one's I'll at ease and put their
Deepest Swiss bank trust in you
No one saw it coming

Aaaha! Aaaaaaha! Aaaaaaaaaaha!
You killed a man
Cost you to keep me quiet


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Minis Sold

Two of my very favourite minis sold yesterday at the Ottawa School of Art Boutique.  I'm glad they're going to a good home--thanks, Louise!  Nice seeing you there!

Generations--NGC, Oil on Gallery Canvas, 8x8 inches, $225

Wedding Party, ByWard Market, Oil on Gallery Canvas, 8x8 inches, $225

Friday, November 23, 2012

Small Medium Large 2012

Getting ready for the Vernissage/fundraiser tonight at the Ottawa School of Art--I've donated a painting--all proceeds go to OSA.  It's tonight 6pm in the ByWard Market.  See you there!

"Down on St. Laurent, Montréal, QC," Oil on Canvas, 20x16 in, framed 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Pics from Tuesday's Vernissages

I had a really good time on Tuesday, first at the Figureworks show at St. Brigid's, and then at the Ottawa Little Theatre for the Award Show.  My painting of Darrelle London won 2nd place in the oils category.  It was really nice meeting everyone again, and a special thanks to all of the friendly people I forcibly 'volunteered' to take my photos in both venues!!!

Here are some pictures:

OAA Members' Choice Award Show, Ottawa Little Theatre

Figureworks Award Show 2012, St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Looking forward to the Double Vernissage tonight!!!  I'll be at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts, and then zooming over to the Ottawa Little Theatre for the Ottawa Art Association's Members' Choice show.  Can't wait to say hello to my fellow artist friends!!!  See you there!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Larger than Life

I just completed a massive portrait of Darrelle London the other day.  She was at the Algonquin College Theatre in Ottawa last month opening for Steven Page, and I was snapping some photos to make her the next in line for my 'serial' Canadian musicians stint.  I really liked her music and the lighthearted way she performs and sings.  I tried to keep the mood of the painting light, like her show.

Thanks again, Darrelle, for your positive comments about my work!!!  Keep singing!

Darrelle London, Algonquin College Theatre, Ottawa, ON, 2012
Opening Act for Steven Page
Oil on Gallery Canvas, 36x24 inches

This painting will be on display at the Ottawa Little Theatre for the OAA show starting Nov. 20, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Figures & Hat Tonight

Got a couple of drawings done tonight--one is missing a bit of paper--hazards of watercolour!

New Shows

Looking forward to new shows--I have three coming up over the next few weeks--hope everyone can make it!  It seems I have another double vernissage this year--Tuesday, Nov. 20 I'll have to split myself in two!!!  Can't wait!

Here they are: 

Ottawa Art Association-Fall Member's Choice Awards Show

Tues., Nov. 20 Ottawa Little Theatre, 7:15pm

Figureworks Award Show 

Tues., Nov. 20, 6-10pm

Small, Medium, Large at the Ottawa School of Art

Friday, Nov. 23, 6-9pm

SKETCH at SAW Gallery
Friday, Nov. 30, 8pm-2

101 Unframed-29 Forever
Sat. Dec. 1 6:30-midnight