January 28, 2009
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.
January 26, 2009
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 Reserve so much, we are planning a trip to Kentucky and while weâ€™re in the neighborhood, a side visit to Mecca (Memphis and Graceland!).Â Â
Highland Park Masterclass: Presented by Craig Jonstone we tasted the 12, 18, 25, 40 years old respectively.
Â Highlights of the Consumer Tasting were drams I hadnâ€™tÂ tried before.Â My short list included:Â Â An Cnoc 1975, Highwood Distilleries Century Reserve 15, Bushmills 1608, Armorik, Finlaggan (Bowmore?), Crown Royal 25. And everything Amrut (Indian Whisky). Especially the Peated Amrut – holy cow (no pun intended).
Personal whisky tasting: Black Bowmore 1942
I will post the Arran Distillery whiskies from the dinner later today.
For media coverage and photos coming soon, visit the website: http://www.victoriawhiskyfestival.com
To listen to highlights of the festival visit Malt Maniac, Mark Gillespie’s http://www.whiskycast.com/
January 22, 2009
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 great painter but a lousy speller.
So Jonathan and Julie Browne of Ottawa were not initially concerned when the Morrisseau painting they bought from Edmonton’s Bearclaw Gallery in April 2007 arrived with the following title scrawled on the back: “Grandfather Speaks of Great Ansistrail Warrior.”
Read the whole article
January 20, 2009
Size: 16 X 16
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Artist: Carollyne Yardley
I thoughtÂ 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) An area of brushstrokes of two colours
3) Three long parallel lines
4) Rectangular shape that borders the edge
5) Small blocks of colour on a tinted grey ground*
Tinted: Add colour to black and white.
Or do you like it this way better?
January 7, 2009
Worked a little more on this today (5). Mostly on the right-hand side and the birdy.
January 3, 2009
A few more hours spent on this one. Went the the art shop today to buy some more paint.Â This is the largest painting I’ve tackled to date. 3 ft X 4 ft. (4)
January 2, 2009
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.Â As I have no model or inspiration other than from inside my mind, I’m finding this very enjoyable. I don’t have a definative title yet, butÂ Hooligans or They Walk on Water might be something to work with. This is just the base layer; I’ll commit to colours soon. (12)