Sunday, May 29, 2011

Upcoming Art Show

I am very pleased to announce my upcoming two-women art show with a great friend of mine, Carol Penny, a very talented oil painter. 

ART SHOW:   Two Friends, Two Artists
 CAROL PENNY ( oil painter)
CHRISTIANE KINGSLEY ( watercolour artist)

Two weekends in June
Friday, June 10th :  2 pm to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: June 11th & 12th –1 pm to 4 pm
 Friday, June 17th: 2 pm to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: June 18th & 19th –1 pm to 4 pm

June12th, 1:30- 3:30

Clarence-Rockland Arts and Culture Centre
 1500 du Parc avenue in Rockland -Next to the Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena
(Same location as Galerie de la Rive)

For more information:


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Varnished Strawberries and Sore Shoulder

 Note:  Some of the comments left for this posting disappeared when Blogger went down this week. I apologize for this inconvenience and thank all those who had left comments.
I mounted my "Fun Strawberries" onto a cradled gallery wood panel ( 8" X 10" X 1.5") then varnished the painting. I am very pleased with the result. I will probably use a wood varnishing gel in natural color to finish the sides. On one of my next varnished paintings, I think I will try staining or painting the sides black before I mount the painting.  I have not screwed in any hooks at the back of the does not need a hanging wire to hang on the wall; however, for some of my upcoming shows, I probably will not have a choice.

I am quite pleased with the results. I am sure that I would not use this approach will all of my paintings ( one is not sure if is a watercolor), but I think I will enjoy having this finishing /displaying option.

What do you think?

On another note, I am currently slowed down tremendously by pain in my left shoulder and arm; the only time the throbbing pain seems to go away is when I am lying down:-( My doctor gave me some anti-inflammatory meds yesterday and hopefully this will relieve the pain quickly. I am now typing with one hand:-) I want to be painting and gardening!!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fun Strawberries

I am a member of a wonderful online group called Painting Friends. Although I don't contribute very often to it, I check out its forum regularly. This week, I could not resist trying  out a painting demo by the wonderful artist and blogging friend, Mollie Jones.

Her demo was for loosely painted fruit and plate...but, after painting the plate as loosely as I could, I automatically returned to my tight, detailed style for the berries ( individual seeds painted with their own individual shadows) :-(

Nevertheless, this was such a fun painting to paint. And the fun is not over since I intend to mount it to cradled board and then varnish it. Stay tuned to see the results of my experiment.

8" X 10" on Arches 140 lb CP