Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Changing Web Presence

After a few months of having our website 'off-the-air', I am pleased to announce that it is back online at I also have several Social Media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot) for all my art activities including new paintings, news etc.

I am presently not painting as I am still trying to find some studio space in Burlington/Oakville at a reasonable price. FREE would be great! I have the remainder of my paintings shown locally in my condo building but hope to get back to painting this year.

Thanks for all the encouragement that I have received over the past months to get back into painting.

Ian Ridpath

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Move to Burlington

Finally completed our move from Milton to Burlington. It gets harder every time - must be an age thing. As I write this I am looking out our condo window and seeing a vista from south of Hamilton Harbour to West Oakville including the escarpment!

I have had to sever ties with the Gallery Upstairs in Milton and I will be making contact with either the Oakville Art Society or the Burlington Art group to get to know artists down here and to see if there is any studio space in this area.

In the meanwhile, all my canvases and unsold paintings are in storage in our locker along with my paints and materials. I am hoping it won't be to long before getting back to painting!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Winter 2013 Update

Wow - it is hard to believe that it has been seven months since I made my last posting. Time just has a habit of running away. I have kept up to date my own website (Ian Ridpath Artist) and my Facebook Page (Ian Ridpath-Fine Art Oil Painter) but I guess I have neglected this blog!

Since July I have done several paintings that I will show here and have tried several new techniques. Several paintings that I have done since last summer involve using the palette knife to a greater degree. I started a series of palette knife painting with the theme of birch tress. Some have already sold and some are still in the works.

It has been really great using the Gallery Upstairs on Steels Avenue in Milton as my studio. Hedi Nowak has been so gracious to let me use the space in the red barn to create my art works.

Here are a couple of the 'Solo Birch' series paintings.

"Solo Birch - 1" Oil on 2" gallery canvas (36"H x 36"W) (c) 2012 by J. Ian Ridpath

"Solo Birch - 2" Oil on 2" gallery canvas (48"H x 32"W) (c) 2012 by J. Ian Ridpath
There are two more in the works showing two birches again using the palette knife. It is good to try different techniques!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Painting "Rattlesnake Point" by Ian Ridpatrh Sold

My "Rattlersnake Point" painting sold at the Gallery Upstairs at Harrop Restaurant. It was hung in the restaurant itself. Thanks Hedi!

 "Rattlesnake Point" (c) 2012 by Ian Ridpath - 16" x 20" oil on 2" gallery canvas

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Three New Paintings for June 2012

Just completed three new smaller painting for June 2012. They are all oil paintings with two done on canvas board and one done on canvas. These three were done while serving in the AM Gallery in the Milton Mall.

Here they are:

 "Autumn Stand" - 14"H x 11"W  oil on canvas (c) 2012 Ian Ridpath

 "Rocky Shore" 8"H x 10"W oil on canvas board (c) 2012 Ian Ridpath

"Rocks in the Channel" 11"H x 14"W oil on canvas board (c) 2012 Ian Ridpath

Friday, May 4, 2012

New Painting Recently Completed

Just completed a new piece. It is entitled "Millpond Trail - Late Summer" and is a 16" x 20" oil on standard depth canvas. This trail is the same trail that I painted last year in the winter time. It is on the South side of the Millpond and is sometimes called the Jaycee Trail. The winter painting is shown on my website: 

 "Millpond Trail - Late Summer" (c) 2012 Ian Ridpath

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Newest Oil Paintings - 16 x 20 on 2" Gallery Canvas - a Nice Change

I have enjoyed doing a couple of paintings in march using my favorite size (16" x 20") but now using the wider 2" gallery canvases. The extra width allows the painting that goes around the edges to give an even greater 3D effect.

I am still painting out of the Gallery Upstairs at Harrop Restaurant on Steeles Avenue in Milton but not as much as I used to. I have a new one on the way that I hope to have completed by the end of April. All my larger canvases can been at the gallery there both upstairs above the restaurant or in the barn alongside the restaurant

Drop by and see me or take a browse through the hundreds of painting on display be other local artists.

Here are the two new ones.
 "Tall Birch Stand" (c) 2012 by Ian Ridpath - 16" x 20" oil on 2" gallery canvas

 "Rattlesnake Point" (c) 2012 by Ian Ridpath - 16" x 20" oil on 2" gallery canvas