Saturday, November 10, 2018

Some New Paintings for 2018

I am attaching several paintings I did over the Spring and Summer at the Nepean Sportsplex here in Ottawa. There was a Spring showing sponsored by the Nepean Fine Arts League (NFAL) at which I was able to show several of these pieces.

Although I didn't sell any works, it was a good feeling o get back to painting after about three years.

Here are a few of the 2018 vintage!

Birches and Sumacs - (c)2018 J.Ian Ridpath

Autumn Foliage - (c)2018 J.Ian Ridpath

Rocky Shore - (c)2018 J.Ian Ridpath

Westpark Birches - (c)2018 J.Ian Ridpath

                                             Along the River Bank - (c)2018 J.Ian Ridpath

                                                Standing Alone Pine - (c)2018 J.Ian Ridpath

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Looking Forward to Using My New Studio Space

I am thrilled that it is only a few days until I get to use some studio space at the Nepean Sportsplex. To get ready for it I have prepared 7 canvases in our condo's Hobby Room. Up until a few days ago I didn't know we had such a room!

There is no outside light in the room but it is well lit with fluorescent lights and is very spacious. I guess it has mainly been used by woodworkers and other hobby activities. I will try to dry my pieces there but will have to be aware of sawdust and dirt form other users.

I have checked all my supplies and all the oil paints are still good (although the tops were a little hard to get off), the low odor brush cleaner is good as is the Liquin. All the brushes are in good shape as well. Remember, I haven't used these items for over three years!

Also, just got my membership card from the Nepean Fine Arts League ( and will hopefully be participating in their shows and events coming up this year.

I will update this blog when I get some paintings done.