Friday night again and just last Sunday Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver had a great send off with Tina Turner. The Group Exhibition was a great success, although hindered by a painting stolen Sunday at 5:45 from the exhibition. See the North Shore news for details.
ARTBEAT self guided tours went well and I was able to sell two paintings at BJ's Fashions. The Saturday afternoon, some of the artists did a demo outside the businesses as part of the self guided tour.
Harmony Grand Prix of Plein Air was eventful as the group that attended the event from 10am to 1pm was not sure that rain would not affect the painting happening around Ambleside. Alfonso Tejada, Ruth Payne, and staff as well as representatives from Harmony and Opus did a fabulous job with coffee and muffins to wake us up and a great spread afterwards for the judging. I setup on 15th street and painted the Sotheby's realty building and Cafe Crema. My vivid and detailed watercolour garnished 2nd prize and a wonderful gift card from Opus! http:www.opusartsupplies.com
This week has been catch up and preparing for the next grand prix - Gibsons paint out Sept 11, 12,13 and Stevenstons Grand Prix Sept 19th as well as a show I will be exhibiting in on Sept 23rd at the Coach House at Hycroft Manor, 1489 McRae Ave. in Vancouver.
This weekend I'm taking an Acrylic's course through Pheonixcoastalart in Richmond with acclaimed acrylic and pastel painter Andrew McDermott. http://www.mcdermott-art.com I'm excited to be participating in this as Andrew is the past president of the Federation of Canadian Artists. I am keen to get some more knowledge of acrylic painting and this is an intense 2 day course. I'll follow-up with more soon.
I participated with the Vancouver Sketch club on Wednesday and had an enjoyable afternoon sketching near the Shadbolt Center and taking in a little of the Burnaby Heritage Park - a real flash to the past. The next sketch club meeting is at Jericho Park next week wednesday - maybe we'll catch a glimpse of that Whale that was swimming near Stanley Park and Dundarave!