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Newsletter September 3, 2015

"Coutts View", 12x12" plein air oil

"Coutts View", 12x12" plein air oil

Fall looks intriguing!

This is a note to let you know what I have been up to and to invite you to a couple of upcoming art workshops.

Hasn't this summer been amazing? I was able to get lots of plein air painting in. Painting with buddies who enjoy the challenge and beauty of painting from life adds to the wonderful experience of it all. The painting above was done from the JL Coutts Centre just outside of Nanton, AB. I was fortunate to paint there when the huge garden full of california poppies were blooming - love that punch of red with all the varied greens! I stayed close to home for most of my painting adventures this summer, but I was thrilled to once again paint from our cottage in central Ontario. I will show you some of those below.

Next week I will return to paint at Lake O'Hara, one of my all time favorite places to paint. This is the earliest in September that I have done that, so don't know if the larches will have turned yet. A new adventure awaits!

I am looking forward to painting the glorious colours of fall that lie ahead. Fall is truly my favoirte time of year for painting. 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

After deciding to quit teaching a regular weekly class, I was approached by the Calgary School of Art to teach watermedia in travelling instructor Jane Rominishko's absence, so I have decided to give it one more go. If you would like more information I would invite you to the CSA Instructor's Showcase:

September 14-17, 2015 PLEIN AIR OIL WORKSHOP

I am also planning on teaching a semi-private plein air oil workshop with a unique twist. I will take 4 students for 4 days of intensive instruction. Given the small class size, I will be able to provide tons of one-on-one assistance. The plan at present is to paint in the Calgary area for 2 days, and then spend 2 days in the mountains. The cost of the workshop is $475.00 plus GST, and ALL SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED. This is the perfect chance to try your hand at this complicated but satisfying medium. For artists at all levels of experience. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested!

NEW PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTINGS

"Hawk Lake Shoreline", 12x12" plein air oil

"Hawk Lake Shoreline", 12x12" plein air oil

"Feldsppar, Moss & Lichen", 12x12" plein air oil

"Feldsppar, Moss & Lichen", 12x12" plein air oil

"Confederation Park Bridge", 12x12" plein air oil

"Confederation Park Bridge", 12x12" plein air oil

"Pondside Spring", 12x12" plein air oil

"Pondside Spring", 12x12" plein air oil

I will have several shows and exciting news to share with you in the next month, so please stay tuned!
Blessings
Sharon