This Canada Day weekend has been full of artistic inspiration for me. I perused the art tents at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival yesterday. Today did a stroll in Port Hope to visit my local favourite “Engine Gallery.” Finally ended at The Painted Tree (back in Cobourg) to invest in my first set of oil paints and supplies. This could be turn out to be a mess or magical or both. The first layers are drying…
Last night stumbled across an article on Georgia O’Keeffe. I love learning about other women artists. She’s another one, who remained childless, as she felt it would conflict with her art (refer to Art and Parenthood post). This is a woman, whose art I’ve never had much interest in, and yet have had people comment on my work resembling hers (or ask if it’s been inspired by her work). I am much more interested in learning about her life now, knowing her deep connection to the earth and feeling called to paint “her mountain.”
Next weekend am hoping to hit up the AGO for the Lawren Harris exhibit… he is my favourite of the famous Group of Seven. Toronto in itself is always an inspiring adventure too!
I’m getting excited about the Northumberland Studio Tour taking place September 10th and 11th, as it’s always a great opportunity to connect with fellow friends and artists. If you’re in the area that weekend be sure to check a few out yourself!
Stay tuned for the unfoldment of the oil painting adventure… Layer two tomorrow.