Saturday, November 7, 2015

Embracing Where I Am

TABLE MOUNTAIN #2   18" x 24" framed oil on canvas   $2500.

Bill and are planning to move to Victoria, B.C. but (so far) things haven't panned out exactly as we wish and we find ourselves delayed in departing Claresholm. Rather than sulk about it, I've chosen to embrace it and enjoy the marvelous space that Karen Linderman makes available to me.




You may recall it was almost two years ago that I set up a painting studio, affectionately called The Art Room, in Karen's law office. After an eight month hiatus, I resumed my residency there last week. It sure feels good to be back painting again.

In my opinion Karen is the best lawyer in town. Those who know her will concur that hers is
a most generous spirit. Giving, on a personal and community level, is second nature to her. Plus, she's a rare non-artist with whom I can talk about art, ad nauseam, and she remains keenly interested. 

Karen patronizes not only me. Her support of all local and regional artists and artisans is remarkable. Her love of the arts prompted her to spearhead Claresholm's first, hugely successful, musical theatre Fame! (January 2015) for which she was the Production Manager. Currently, she is working in the same capacity for Little Shop of Horrors, coming to the stage in January 2016.  


Linderman Law Office, 4916 - 2nd Street West is directly south of the Claresholm Post Office


Should you find yourself in town and notice that "The Artist is In" sign is displayed in the window, know that I'm there, painting, and it means I welcome your visit.

Yesterday, I finished the painting you see me starting (in the first photo above). Here are the progressive stages ...






And finished ...

TABLE MOUNTAIN #2 (Beaver Mines Lake, Castle area, South Western Alberta)  18" x 24"   oil on canvas

In the next couple of weeks I will be working on smaller paintings, such as the one below, to exhibit at the Kinette Christmas Sale on November 21st, 11am to 4pm, here in Claresholm, at the Community Centre. Tickets for Little Shop of Horrors go on sale there!  


PEACH BELLINI   oil rose on vintage sheet music which has been tinted with acrylics   6" x 6" x 2" cradled wooden panel  


8 comments:

  1. Oh what a fabulous job you've done on that Table Mountain #2, Alice. John is so enamoured of your first one, and is going to be whimpering over that one as well, at least as much as I am. And I love your Peach Bellini - it's blooming as beautifully as do all your roses. Good luck at the Kinette Christmas Sale - red dots everywhere, I'm thinking. xo

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    1. Many thanks for your continued words of praise xox

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  2. Getting back to painting after a hiatus always feels good. Lovely landscape.

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    1. Thanks for checking in, commenting and complimenting the landscape painting, Eileen.
      I enjoyed following your adventures at the Gushul. A very special place, I have stayed there three different years running but that was a long time ago. I so wanted to come to your open house, but other commitments preempted that.

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    2. Awesome work Alice. Sorry your plans to move to my hometown aren't panning out as planned. Rosemary

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    3. Rosemary Bennet? Thanks for chiming in. We will get there - one day!

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  3. One day when you least expect it, you'll get the phone call and the packing will begin! Best of luck with your art show and sale. I'm especially drawn to the Peach Bellini.

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    1. Why thank you Laura Leeder, I'm sure you are absolutely right! With your penchant for roses, I can easily see you're attraction to Peach Bellini!

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