Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Clivia and Shells

Clivia and Shells 30 x 24 acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
This is the third of three paintings I'll have at the Muskoka Arts and Crafts 39th Annual Spring Members' Show. The show begins with the opening reception and awards presentation Friday night and runs through the weekend. I've been part of this wonderfully-diverse showcase for more than 15 years. Sunday afternoon I'm doing a demonstration -- something I always enjoy because people come by to chat as I paint.


  1. What a difference an hour makes...that is when I popped by earlier this evening.
    This painting is beautiful. Items reflecting on rich glowing wood have always attracted me. The beautiful turquoise color is so mellow reflecting in the wood. You did a fab job. Love the plant and the arrangement of all the whites. ..the flowers and the shells. How long did this take you, Helene?
    Do we get to see the other two paintings you are putting in the show?
    Happy to hear you enjoy doing a demo. They are a nightmare for me if it is for the public - honest, my hand shakes. I am fine if it is for teaching. Weirs. Anyway, wish I could be there to watch you I know I would love it.

  2. Thank you, dear Julie; how kind and generous you are! The two other paintings are on my gallery page: "The Humidor" and "Onions and Brass Bowl."

    I'm not sure exactly how long this painting took, but it obviously wasn't a daily painting. Most of it came together fairly smoothly, but the plant was originally an orchid, and there was a lot of angst and repainting involved. Floral subjects aren't my strong suit, Wish I painted them as adeptly as you do!