Beach Tree's Promenade is nearing completion.
It's good it is, because the St Thomas show is this weekend coming, Yikes!!
The subject matter is the row of scrub willow that lines Port Stanley's main beach. On a windy day early this summer I found the way the willows were tossing their heads mesmerizing. They appeared to be dancing in a manner that was wild and stationary, all at the same time. I've tried to capture the motion of those heads, and the fragility of the trunks that hold them. 24x66, $1200.00
I have a number of other works going into this show,
The Thicket, 9x12, $160.00, is an early spring image of the sumac that line the country roads, this cluster is one I sketched along Robertson Line. I do love sumac. The way the branches intertwine looks like lace.
Primarily Iris, 4x12, $110.00, a little touch of early summer, iris are always elegant. I decided to place them against backgrounds in primary colours, just because...
A Seat In The Sun, 8x10, $140.00, an autumn trip to the dog park, where everyone's favourite seat is the one in the sun.
Just Outside Of Town, 8x10, $140.00, just as it says, this is on the other side of the railway running along the extreme south end of our tiny village, beside the farm supply. The developers have had their way with the north side of town, I'm afraid this will be next...
Hello Anole, 8x10, $140.00, sat on a shelf in my studio for a while while I gathered courage to tackle it. I took the reference photo at Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens, South Carolina, a couple of years ago and loved the composition. My process however does not lend itself to detail so I chickened out on finishing it. I'm glad I couraged up and finished it.
A little brag here:
Antler River Spring was featured in the London Free Press advert for the Art With Panache Show, Thanks Audrey!
Here's the info for the St Thomas Show...
See you there!