Well. What an unusual season this has been for me!
Normally before my winter show, I am pumping out canvas after canvas, and this year I can barely focus. I find myself in a wee bit of an artistic rut. Which is not a bad thing, it usually just means my work is going through a new transition.
As a way to keep myself involved, I’ve just been playing around: painting over old paintings, exploring colour combos, and loosening up my strokes. It has been a fun process, creating for the sake of creating, and not for an assumed “end result.”
These are a few of my practice pieces, which are for sale at a much lower rate than my show work:
The tree on the left “Monk’s Cove” has been reworked a few times, and I am pricing it at the low end (for a 8×10 inch acrylic on gallery canvas) $40. The one on the right is a moody afternoon “Cobourg Beach, Lake Ontario” priced even lower (8.5×12 inch standard canvas) $25. These paintings will not be at the show, so if you are interested in purchasing one please contact me directly.
It has certainly been a slow but steady progress over the last few months… I have 5 tiny works I still need to finish in the next 2 weeks for the show on November 24th. If you have an art lover in your life (or a Canada-Lover), come see my art! You might find the perfect gift… along with original paintings of Canadian Landscapes, I also have a variety of matted prints, cards, and 2019 calendars. Always something for every budget!
Oh, and just so you know, there are only 2 (out of 13) paintings left from the Canada Series:
“Saskatchewan” on the left and “Northwest Territories” on the right. They are 12×16 Acrylics on Gallery Canvas $250 each. These ones will be at the show, on display with the whole collection in the 2019 calendars.
Make sure you follow me on Facebook: Jennifer Anne Burke or find me on Instagram: @BurkeUntitled. I post my progress often on both social media sites.