Monthly Archives: January 2009

Experiment with multimedia

By | January 28th, 2009|Work in Progress: The Lab|

  This is an experiment with multimedia. Glass beads, acrylic, cardboard, tissue paper and oragami paper with lots of gel medium. I'm playing with textures, and will soon incorporate these techniques into my 3ft X 4ft painting with roller duck that is in progress.

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What I tasted at the Victoria Whisky Festival

By | January 26th, 2009|Art of Consumption, Whisky Tasting Notes|

Springbank Tasting with Peter Currie: Hazelburn 8 Sprinbank 10 Springbank 15 Springbank Vintage 1996 Longrow CV Longrow Gaja Barolo Springbank Modera Finish Woodford Reserve Masterclass with Chris Morris: Makers Mark Woodford Reserve Buffalo Trace Kentuky Straight Bourbon Sweet Mash Gentlemen Jack JD Tennessee. Since enjoying the Masterclass with Chris Morris the Master Distiller of Woodford [...]

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Collectors sue gallery over disputed painting

By | January 22nd, 2009|Art of Consumption|

Norval Morrisseau's 58-inch by 61-inch painting Grandfather Speaks of Ancestral Warriors. Photograph by: David Kawai, The Ottawa Citizen Morrisseau, maybe: Ottawa couple says uncertainty over authenticity of coveted artist's work may cost them dearly; gallery 'stands by the authenticity' of painting The late Norval Morrisseau, Canada's most celebrated aboriginal artist, was known to be a [...]

Abstract by Instruction

By | January 20th, 2009|Work in Progress: The Lab|

Title: Pearldom Size: 16 X 16 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Artist: Carollyne Yardley Date: 2009 I thought I'd post this abstract, since it's taking me longer than expected to finish, They Walk on Water, the 3ft X 4ft canvas with roller duck and characters. This abstract adhered to the following: 1) A medium square shape 2) [...]

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Shading and colour

By | January 7th, 2009|Work in Progress: The Lab|

Worked a little more on this today (5). Mostly on the right-hand side and the birdy.

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Refining the characters

By | January 3rd, 2009|Work in Progress: The Lab|

A few more hours spent on this one. Went the the art shop today to buy some more paint. This is the largest painting I've tackled to date. 3 ft X 4 ft. (4)

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Pop art madness

By | January 2nd, 2009|Work in Progress: The Lab|

This painting was started back in early December. It was originally an abstract painting, and has many layers. I just kept painting away and started pulling out shapes. It was a surprise to me when these characters appeared. I'm having a great time with this. As I have no model or inspiration other than from inside [...]