I set out this morning at 11am to do the Fairfield Artist Studio Tour. I returned home around 5pm after visiting 26 different artists' studios. There are 46 studios total. I saw acrylics, oils, encaustic, sculptures, watercolours and photography. There were many really good artists. I had no surprise favourites though. The two that I liked the most were the two I had expected to like.
One is an artist whose work I have seen around town for at least two decades - Barbara Weaver-Bosson. Her colourful paintings are of Victoria neighbourhoods and they are really beautiful.
My other favourite artist on this tour is Karen Hamilton. Her work is reminiscent of Emily Carr with a updated feel. She uses oil pastels as her medium. I love oil pastels.
I enjoyed spending the day seeing all those studios, but I am now exhausted.
MY ART: Last week after doing the Oak Bay Studio Tour, I was so inspired to paint. I feel the same way today. I just have so many other things to take care of this weekend, my paintings may have to wait a day or two.
So far, I only have one thing checked off of my to do list. Better get at 'er. Pitter Patter everyone.