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!