I can't believe that a week ago I was franticly hand painting cards to have at my residency and now its already finished. It was a terrific experience meeting fellow FCA members, the staff at the Gallery and having a chance to really enjoy the pieces of art that were hanging for the small, smaller, smallest show. Being in the presence of all the great art was inspirational and I'm sure help keep my motivation up for painting those three days. I managed to put out two paintings, a watercolor of Gibsons Landing and an Acrylic of a spray of flowers. I don't often do acrylics these days, so this was a good challenge. You can see the picture below.
I highly recommend the opportunity if you are a FCA member. You can check out the mini-residencies by following the Federation on facebook or by following the twitter feed #FCA mini-residencies. If you have time, visit the gallery - the summer gallery will be going up next week.
I just found out during my time at the FCA Gallery that I have been selected along with Artist Carol McQuaid and two other FCA members to participate in the Canada Celebrations on Granville Island. We will be painting plein air by the giant silos on the Island. The FCA will have all sorts of activities at the Gallery and you can come and say "hi", watch us paint, ask us questions and even buy art from us or the gallery! We will have prints and paintings and cards for sale. Now, I just actually have to start that frantic painting again!!!!! (I was at Opus's inventory sale yesterday - what a great shopping time that was :) )
I'll hopefully have twitter going on the day of the event and be sending out tweets from our vantage view. Look forward to seeing some of you around on the island July 1st.