Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Congratulations to our Luminosity 2013 Award Winners!

Congratulations to our Award Winners!

Below are the winning artists, a photo of their paintings and our Juror Bianka Guna's comments. Please respect each individual artist's copyright and do not use or reproduce without permission

The Framing  Depot Gold Award for  Best In Show..... Ona Kingdon for 'Incriminate-Ted'

'Watercolour at its best- very transparent layering of light, following an original idea and impeccable technique –what else could a juror ask for? Congratulations!' Bianka Guna'

The Framing Depot Silver Award for Reserve Best in Show..... Irene Hung for 'Fire of Love'

'A bold statement on two canvases with brilliance and good command of acrylic technique, all wrapped up in a singing, harmonious colour palette!' Bianka Guna

 The Ken Macfarlane Landscape Award  ..... Pauline Guindon for ''Gated Portal'

  'Great depiction of reflections of light in the building’s windows, as well as good command of perspective principles make this piece, a winner!' Bianka Guna

The Framing Depot Portrait Award..... Ona Kingdon for ' 'Content-Ted'

'A peaceful, intimate and skillful portrait of a child sleeping- an instant classic. Masterful description of serenity, a dreamy piece!' Bianka Guna

The Framing Depot Still Life Award..... Shirely Scoble for ' Kitchen Kaleidoscope'

Transforming the kitchen in an art subject is no easy task, but the close up design and the beautiful analogous palette , plus the transparency of the glass reflection/refraction , all do the trick, congratulations! Bianka Guna

The Phyllis Forrest Memorial Floral Award...... Steven Wolk for 'Rich in Beauty'

Rich and beautiful indeed, the subtle transitions of hot and cool hues, as well as the lush receding flower beds , give us the impression that we can smell the summer perfume ! Bianka Guna

The Studio Six Abstract Award....... Diana Bick for 'Ice Flow'

An aerie composition with high key, subtle choices of colour ,and a strong design, making for a beautiful painting! Bianka Guna

The Framing Depot Small Painting Award....... Diana Bick for 'Beautiful Bark'

A classic case of “small in size but big in scale”, beautiful textures sustained by a well selected colour palette! Bianka Guna

Honorable Mention...... Betty Wong for 'Dancing Orchids'

Clean and crisp transitions of transparent washes that describe well the fragility of the orchid beauty, the wood frame add to the natural look, well done!! Bianka Guna

The Discount Art Supplies Encouragement Award.... Stella Dai for 'Fall Afternoon Reflection'

Highly textural application of paint, in alignment with the rich and organic shadows of a beautiful landscape ,that invites us to step in for a walk! Bianka Guna

Monday, 29 April 2013

Jury Day!

It was jury day today for our BWS 'Luminosity 2013' Exhibition at the McKay Gallery.

 All the paintings were placed around the walls of the gallery

and our esteemed Juror Bianka Guna CSPWC, SCA, TWS, OSA, CARFAC spent and hour and a half looking carefully at all the painting entries and selected 48 paintings for the exhibition.

Congratulations to the following accepted artists.

Diana Bick, Petra Burgmann, Joy Cohen, Mary Lynn Coulter, Stella Dai, Patricia Duke, Pauline Guindon, Irene Hung, Julie Junger, Ona Kingdon, Sharon Leavy, Ben Lee, Diana Li, Shoshana Lock, Marion MacDonald, Jeannine MacLaren, Nicol Mentis, Zahra Nasrin, Shirely Robertson, Shirely Scoble, Zahra Taghavi, Steven Wolk, Betty Wong,  and KyoungReal Youn

Bianka has also juried for the Luminosity 2013 awards. The award winning artists will be notified later this evening and a list of the award winning paintings will be posted here later this week.

The exhibition opens tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday April 30, at 2.30pm) Hope to see you all this week.  Its a exhibition well worth visiting!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

April demo reminder!

On Tuesday April 9th Karin Isenberg will be demoing how to glaze in watercolour.

 Karin has been painting for over thirty years.  Experimentation led to the development of layering transparent and semi-transparent colour creating luminosity and a rich depth of colour in her work.  Glazing many layers brings form and shape to her work. Light shining through, reflecting colours and developing distinct shadows are also main elements in the work. Realism is her desired result but always leaving room for heightened colour expression and light.

Karin enjoys bringing the viewer up close and personal to see the everyday larger than life. She sees how everyday items have personal meanings to all of us. She sets her objects and materials in a way that makes a bold composition, a statement.
Karin Is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and
the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA).

see you all at the Langstaff community Centre at 7pm on Tuesday