Friday, 28 October 2011

CSPWC Open Water

Last night was the Official opening of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour International 'Open Water' exhibition at the John B Aird Gallery in Toronto. I was very pleased to have had a painting accepted into the exhibition for a second year in a row and after a sneak preview last Sunday when I dropped off my painting I couldn't wait to see the exhibition hung. Marion came with us and we had a wonderful evening viewing all 40 paintings.

Here are just two photos from yesterday evening to wet your taste buds. Firstly Marion and I looking at Terry Evers painting. Terry is an artist from Arizona in the US.

 and secondly Marion and I standing beside my painting 'Finishing Touches'

I hope you will all take the time to visit this exhibition before the 19th of November. It really is well worth the trip to see  so many well known Canadian artists paintings up close and to marvel at their brushstrokes. There are even several paintings from artists in China, One from India and a couple from the US.

I will be gallery sitting on the 10th November from 10am until 2pm so if anyone wants to come with me just let me know.


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Kids Fun Day Boynton photos

Here are a few of the delightful pictures, that I had hoped to show you on my computer at last week's meeting, taken by Jean Patterson, of our first Kids Fun Day, a part of the show at the Boynton  House.


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

New blogger on the Block

Thanks Ona for guiding me to post something on Waterfront, our new blog for BWS members. I am new to this though I have been hoping to start my blog for some time and did not get around to it. Here is my learning platform and I hope all our members can use this to share Art news, artistic experience, personal stories, or good deals on art supplies perhaps etc.

I am playing with this and attach a link to my art work

Mounting watercolour paper on canvas
I was thrilled to be able to do this relatively easily, thanks to Ona's instruction. I played with a dollar show canvas just in case it didn't work. Will probably do the same using canvases instead of starting from stretchers - too much work. Still cheaper than framing I figure. Will definitely put one in for our Spring Juried show next year.


Saturday, 15 October 2011

Get 'Creatively Connected'

Good morning Bayview members!

I thought some of you might be interested in attending York Region's first Creative Industries Symposium.

Creativity Connected will explore the uniqueness of York Region’s creative businesses and talent by offering a guest speaker, informational sessions, and an opportunity to network and collaborate.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
8am - 2pm

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts,
10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 3B7

It's a Free Event with Free Parking and breakfast and lunch are provided. There will be networking opportunities, panel discussions and feature presentations. I have already registered! It would be great if a group could attend as representatives of BWS.

If you are interested, would like more information, and possibly register please click on this link! 

Hope you get the opportunity to be creative this weekend. Don't forget to get painting for our competition! I'm looking forward to seeing all your ideas.


Thursday, 13 October 2011


Hello Everyone and Welcome to our new Blog!

'The Waterfront' is the place to come to if you want to know the latest news at the Bayview Watercolour Society and more about our various Society members! Don't forget to let me know if you have any exhibitions coming up or if you have been accepted into or won awards in a juried show. I will then happily share the news right here on The Waterfront! We will also be posting reminders of any upcoming demo's or workshops and finding out more about a variety of professional artists from around the world in our new  'Artist of the month' feature.

Lot's of new and exciting things to look forward come on everyone ...  don't forget to let me know about your latest news.