Monthly Archives: May 2010

Saint Squirrel – in progress

By | May 25th, 2010|Work in Progress: The Lab|

I've been told I might go to hell for this one. I'll make sure to pack plenty of nuts. Title: Saint Squirrel: Keeper of Lost Nuts | Protector of Roadkill =  in progress. This painting was inspired by "one of our squirrels" who was hit by a car that we attempted to rescue. [...]

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Reassessing the ’70s: A Brave New Wave

By | May 25th, 2010|Art of Consumption|

{original post at New York Times By SUZY MENKES Published: May 24, 2010} PARIS ”” It has been dismissed by opinion makers as “the decade that taste forgot” ”” the era of bell-bottom pants, glam rock glitter, clammy polyester, shrunken sweaters and a palette of orange, brown and avocado. Yet suddenly ’70s style is being [...]

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Victoria artist could paint Queen’s portrait

By | May 20th, 2010|Art News|

{original post by By Grania Litwin, Times Colonist May 20, 2010 5:39 AM} Victoria's David Goatley is one of a handful of artists being considered to paint an official portrait of the Queen to celebrate the 60th year of her reign in 2012. Goatley, who has painted headmasters and chancellors, New York firefighters, captains of [...]

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Veteran Squirrel & His Bride – painting complete

By | May 12th, 2010|Art News, Paintings, Squirrel Series, Work in Progress: The Lab|

Title: Veteran Squirrel and His Bride, 2010 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 18 X 24 Artist: Carollyne Yardley

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Picasso Sells at Auction for $106.5 Million, a Record for a Work of Art

By | May 5th, 2010|Art of Consumption|

Original article from Arts Beat - The Culture at Large A painting that Picasso created in a single day in March 1932, “Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur (Nude, Green Leaves and Bust),” sold for $106.5 million, a world record auction price for a work of art, at Christie’s May 04th, 2010. The painting, more than [...]

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Art Trail and Art Walk, Royal Roads Mother’s Day Paint-In, Sun. May 9, 12-4 pm

By | May 5th, 2010|Art News|

Original post from Coast Collective at Esquimalt Lagoon The annual Mother's Day Paint-In and Craft Fair at Royal Roads University marks its 15th anniversary this year and returns to its roots by featuring artists working in the open air. In addition to the dozens of artists and craftspeople who will be showing and selling their [...]

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Veteran Squirrel – in progress

By | May 4th, 2010|Work in Progress: The Lab|

Working in the lab - still working on this one called The Veteran Squirrel. (60)

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Canadian Artists, Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, The Gardiner Museum and The Spirit of Toronto

By | May 3rd, 2010|Art of Consumption|

We visited Toronto last week. It is perhaps my favorite Canadian city visited so far because of the art and culture, but also for the ladies who wear big hair and makeup. Yup, that’s right. I just love people who wear makeup. Living in Victoria for last 36 years is a life in granola-paradise, but now [...]

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