Opening at the Rooms

Opening at the Rooms

The opening at The Rooms was a great success- I was gobsmacked to find the Theatre packed for my artist’s talk! The window next to the large painting below looks out to St. John’s Harbour; the large painting was done from a photo of that view, leaving out the buildings, wharves, ships, Cabot Tower, oil tanks and anything else man-made, and bringing icebergs inside the narrows. The icebergs around the narrows were taken from late 19th and early 20th century photos in the Archives, so they are like the ghosts of icebergs past. (work installed at The Rooms Provincial Gallery, photos Ellie Yonova, http://www.ellieyonova.com/) One show opened, and I was back in the studio finishing work for another exhibition, this time at Christina Parker Gallery, http://www.christinaparkergallery.com/, opening May 15th. When I am painting, my verbal ability seems to go on holiday, so it’s hard to paint and write about what I’m doing. I’ll stick to the installation at The Rooms Art Gallery for now and add some of the new work over the next...
Artist in Residence at the Rooms

Artist in Residence at the Rooms

Where has the time gone? I’m working at the Rooms these days, being artist-in-residence. Working around bad weather and a bad shoulder, but working, nevertheless. These pieces will be exhibited in the 4th floor gallery with a view of the Harbour in April. The wonderful thing about working there is having the fabulous tech staff to help with, well, technical stuff, like building stretchers and armature. I’m working on a large painting, 8′ x 13′, that will hang on the wall beside the big window, several smaller paintings and a 3-D piece. From my little plaster carving, the shape was scaled up and the armature base cut from a sheet of plywood. It’s seen below with the somewhat photographically skewed sketch of what will be the 8′ x 13′ painting of the narrows. The painting is no longer all white, and the armature is covered with 2 layers of paper. Here’s the current state of one of the 4′ x 6′ pieces. More to...

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