So Many Ideas and So Little Time

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Lake McGinnis, Petroglyphs Provincal Park

Honestly, where does the time go?! It seems like just a few days ago I was up to my knees in snow, trudging towards the ice volcanoes on the fierce and moody Lake Ontario. Now, it’s flat land of sand at the beach, and smooth waves rolling onto the shore; any ice left is quickly turning to puddles, and the light of day is lasting longer and longer. Could spring really be in the air?

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Lake Ontario, Cobourg Beach

Despite all my artistic aspirations for 2018, January and February have been a write-off. Since December, I’ve only had one weekend for creating. Thankfully I have an ability to crank things out when the inspiration (and timing) hits. Tomorrow will be a day devoted to art.

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“Dark Dawn” 2018

Out of the 14 canvases I have started (plus 2 blanks), the one above is the only completed. I will be doing a series of 8 “minis” (8×10 inches), 4 of Lake Ontario landscapes and 4 of Georgian Bay landscapes. Perhaps I will get a few of them finished tomorrow (stay tuned).

UPCOMING SHOWS 2018

May – August – Campbellford

Thanks to Spirit of the Hills, Jennifer Trefiak and I have the opportunity to display our work together in the Campbellford Library. This is the first exhibit I have ever done, where the work stays in one place for more then one day. If you’re in the area or want an excuse to go check out the sweet little town on the Trent River, this is your chance to go peruse our work.

July 28  – Port Hope

This will be the first time my work will be exclusive to Ontario, with an emphasis on Lake Ontario (in the past I’ve focused on the Rockies, and a variety of Canadian landscapes). It has been fun focusing on my personal “home front” for a show.

colborne juried show

I’m trying something new too; a juried show. I have a small painting I need to finish, and enter before mid-March. I figure even if I don’t get into the show, it’s a good time to try, and will learn from the experience of applying. Follow my art journey on Instagram @burkeuntitled.

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