STUDIO TOUR: I found a couple of hours to myself yesterday and I took advantage of it. I headed off to some artists' studios on the Oak Bay Studio Tour. What I love about the Oak Bay tour is that not only are there some really great artists to meet, but you also get to see some beautiful Oak Bay homes. So if you've never been on an studio tour before but you'd like to start, then this is the one you want to go on. But it ends today (Sunday). It is on from 12 noon to 4:30 pm.
If I were to recommend just one studio to go to it would be Marion Evamy Morrison. Her beautiful house (at 1183 Oliver St) was full of her bright, bold, colourful art. There was a steady stream of art goers while I was there and her husband was giving out freshly popped popcorn to enjoy while viewing her magnificent paintings. [Marion will also be at ArtSee Eyewear on Thursday - see below]
GALLERY WALK: If you are just too busy to go out this weekend, you can still take in some art later this week. Oak Bay is giving the community another art experience. On Thursday, April 22 from 6 pm to 8 pm, Oak Bay Avenue will become "Art on the Avenue Gallery Walk".
Not only will the five galleries along the avenue be open for special receptions and art exhibits, but merchants will be open late. There will be guest artists and artisans, food and wine tastings, music, art demonstrations, and a great atmosphere.
MY ART: As soon as I got home from the studio tour I went right to my own studio and started painting. I painted for hours but I don't really have anything to show for it. But through the process I figured out a couple of paintings that I have now started on. If I can manage my time properly this week maybe I will at least get one painting complete.
Here is to an artful week.