July 30th, 2017
With no time to spare these new works are waiting for the varnish to dry and then they will be delivered to the Blue Mountains Centre for the Arts in Collingwood, to be part of the upcoming wildlife and livestock themed show 'Animal Love, Canadian Style'. I chose to represent the wildlife in my two efforts as part of a local scene rather than a close up portrait style, that depicts them as they might appear in a real life 'wildlife' spotting. Meaning, not through the viewer of a good pair of binoculars or zoom lenses, but as you might see them yourslef while walking along a trail or side road.
On my daily outings exercising myself and my dog Brownie, we frequently have the pleasure of spotting some of the local wildlife, but you do need to keep quiet and scan the horizon with attentive eyes because these co habitants wisely desire to keep a good distance between themselves and their human neighbours.
Both new works are shown here copied by myself (hence the slightly crooked edges!) to include the hand made frames. The frames are created using locally sourced heritage lumber and custom finished to highlight each respective painting. To view in person, along with other works included in the show, please visit The Blue Mountain Centre for the Arts on Collingwood @ 163 Hurontario St. 705 445 3430, opening on the afternoon of August 3rd. Hope to see you there!
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