CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE OF THE CANADIAN GLAZE OIL SOCIETY

 
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We are on a roll - our website is up and running! Keep checking it as we add information about each artist in our membership! Would you like to be on a mailing list that sends you the link when there is an update, invitation or news? Let us know!

Hope to see many friends and colleagues at our Inaugural Members' Exhibition this Saturday! See you there!

WORKSHOP AT OCEAN VIEW ART GALLERY, IN CARBONEAR NL

 
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BUILD AND MAKE YOUR OWN CANVAS PANEL

 

Join Kathy Marlene Bailey, B.A. Art Ed., Creative Arts

 

June 11, 2017 - Sunday - One day Workshop all materials included.

 

Description:   The substrate of your painting is critical to the long-term life of it. Using new ideas and new products, learn state-of-the-art ways to equalize the pressure on the canvas fabric, make the canvas impermeable to the acidity of paint and protect it from cracking and/or getting punctured. Learn how to protect your paintings from the ravages of an array of current bad manufacturing practices that radically reduce the life of your painting. Easily and quickly stretch your own, using the latest and soundest practice, very much recommended by leading art conservators. Your substrate will cost about the same as one that you would buy in the store but it will be a beautiful, infinitely superior product – built with an excellent foundation for paint and built for the long, long haul!  
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THE 2017 CANADIAN GLAZE OIL SOCIETY INAUGURAL MEMBERS' EXHIBITION CATALOG

Check out the catalog of our exhibit that is currently running at the Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre! I am super-proud of the work of these amazing artists, and proud to be the first president of this brand new Society. I hope that many of you will make it out to Tillsonburg Ontario to see it. It is running now, until June 3rd. The artists' reception will be June 3rd, 2-4pm. See you there!

"HEART OF PERLICAN", UNDERPAINTINGS

I am getting there! These images show: 1) the Grisaille Underpainting on the right, done in brown and white over an Indian red priming, 2) the Velatura Foundation on the left, that sets values into colour, but most importantly establishes a light structure for the glazes to "harness", 3) The First Hardening Glaze, where colours are glazed on to harness the light, and further refinements are dropped into the wet film.  I still have a long way to go, still! Onto the complex final glazes!

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FACEBOOK POST ON TED GODWIN

Whoever 'likes' this post will be given an artist and has to post a piece by that artist, along with this message, the idea is to occupy Facebook with art, breaking up all the political posts! Thank you Wayne Moore, for assigning me Ted Godwin!  I was unfamiliar with Ted’s work, so I googled him. I was delighted to have been greeted on the screen by this painting:

Ted Godwin, Canadian landscape, ponds, Autumn, Thanksgiving

I think it is called “Small Cove”, and is at Wallace Gallery in Calgary, AB.

Seeing this visual feast was wonderful to behold. I love the complexity of this landscape. Because it is so integrated, it does not overwhelm my vision; instead, it engages it. This is a difficult and fastidious task to embark upon, when an artist takes on such subjects. It is like riding a bucking bronco. You are always on the edge of “pulling it off”. Finally, if you are lucky, you do. But it has taken all you’ve got. But what results! I could look at this painting all day. It is in the same way that I could look all day if discovering this pond in nature. It gives the same sense of splendour, wonder and enchantment.

And this is not all the latitude Ted Godwin had! You should see the rest of his work! There are two more that I cut and pasted below.

Ted Godwin just died in 2013. He was a contemporary of my parents. When I look at his larger body of work, it reminds me of my parents who were both artists. His work is different from theirs, but just as you can look at old photos of other people’s families and it reminds them of your own times, you can look at old artistic paths of those of the same eras and see similarities. It was very interesting.

Ted Godwin is an accomplished and much acclaimed Canadian artist, whom I had never heard of. I am quite glad that Wayne Moore assigned him to me, and that I got to share this wonderful painting and discover the work of this artist.

Here are two more that show both his latitude and why his path reminds me of my parents – especially my dad.

Ted Godwin, Gathering, 1957, Abstract, Abstraction
Ted Godwin, Dragon Party Time, 1961, abstraction, Canadian

All these works can be found at Wallace Gallery in Calgary, Alberta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FOOD FISHERY, OLD PERLICAN HARBOUR

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Despite the hardship imposed by the Cod Moratorium on commercial fishing, families in Newfoundland and Labrador have had designated days to catch and process codfish for their own family’s consumption. This smalltime industry contrasts in the harbour to multinational and corporate operating, and all the other sizes of fishing operations in between. Noteworthy to see in conjunction with this “Food Fishery” is the increasing interest in old technologies. In this painting, the Green family salts cod much like their ancestors did before the advent of freezing cod. Glaring differences are the big plastic buckets and the convenience of running water. Family co-operation has always been key to success in fishery operations in this province of all types and sizes.

OPENING FOR THE SHOW, "HARBOUR" - TWO MAJOR SALES

The opening of my show “Harbour” on Thursday in St. John’s was nothing short of fantastic!  The evening kicked of with two major sales of“I Look to the West”, 36x48”, and “Nightfall Over the Harbour” 26x36”. Thanks to Christina Parker Gallery for putting together and such a lovely reception! Thanks to so many art lovers and our friends from up the coast for trekking out.

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HARBOUR CHAT, OLD PERLICAN

  This harbour is full of relationships. Human relationships here are long and meaningful. Relationships between commerce, family, spouses, children, parents, neighbours and co-workers all intertwine in the harbour for the entire lifetime of residents here. A social phenomenon born of this lifelong, rich and integrated social environment that I find so compelling is that of extraordinarily sociable men. This is Gord Cram, delivering a quip, by the harbour.

 

This harbour is full of relationships. Human relationships here are long and meaningful. Relationships between commerce, family, spouses, children, parents, neighbours and co-workers all intertwine in the harbour for the entire lifetime of residents here. A social phenomenon born of this lifelong, rich and integrated social environment that I find so compelling is that of extraordinarily sociable men. This is Gord Cram, delivering a quip, by the harbour.

COME TO THE OPENING SUNDAY! I

I feel very honoured to be participating in the 48th Open National Juried Exhibition for the Society of Canadian Artists! Hope you can come! My entry is "Intimate Canopy, Gull River.

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