Today I went on the James Bay Art Walk Tour. Okay, so I didn't exactly walk it. I drove it. I know it seems wrong to drive a "walk", but it was pouring rain. Can you blame me? And if you have hair like me, you'll understand why I hate the rain. I arrived home looking a bit "weathered".
Despite the nasty weather, it was still fun. There were 22 artists on this tour and I managed to see eight of them. These tours are made up of painters, potters, sculptors, printmakers, and quilters, but I usually only go to the painters as my time is limited and painting is what I am most interested in.
My two favourites, this time, both attracted me because of their use of bright, vivid colours. I'm pretty sure both artists work in acrylics...I think.
1) Anne Hansen's paintings are of Oystercatchers.
[image taken from Oystercatchergirl blog]
Her paintings can also be found at the Sooke Harbour House Gallery.
2) Nicholas Demers creates fun, pretty, colourful work. He doesn't have a website and the paintings shown on the Art Walk website are not the ones he was showing today. The ladies aren't my favourite, but I did liked all his other work [sorry I can't show you any examples].
I do enjoy these studio tours. The next one is the Oak Bay Studio Tour in November. I went to this one in April, but I think there are some additional artists in the upcoming tour. So I may visit just them. If you are interested in art and like to get an idea of what is out there and what they cost, but don't like the feel of galleries, artist tours are a good way to go.
MY ART: I have signed and top coated the painting for my SIL. I will take a photo tomorrow, weather permitting, and I'll post it tomorrow night.
Hope your Labour Day doesn't live up to its name. Have a relaxing one.
p.s If you didn't see the post about Avon's Paint it PINK campaign, go here. Remember there is still time to VOTE everyday until the end of September.