So this weekend......in the rain.......I will be showing my prints.....and originals in Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto. Here is the Riverdale Art Walk information again:
Then....if that weren't enough, there is also music and great eats.....
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Come by and see a brand new piece!!!!
NEW NEW NEW
Ok....so......here's the story......this painting is 'repurposed'.
What do I mean?
Well......I painted this one last year.......but then was NEVER happy with it:
|"Hoedown", 48" x 60"|
So....I cut up the landscape....
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In fact, I cut into TWO pieces.
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Here is my re-draw of it......
The quote was from Piet Mondien.
So I thought that I would use that theme.....but then I DID NOT like it......
So I did a redraw......
I was much happier with this layout.
I wanted it to be about how the East of Toronto has been becoming a destination.
I like that it has been developing slowly and more methodically.
I also I like that there is so much green space in the East end.
The new painting is in a 18" x 36" wooden panel.
Here it is:
So....let's break it down......the background is my version of that retro cherry wallpaper.
The poster I designed and painted to look more water-colour-y...and be about "building".
I made the 'tend the garden' more of a postcard size and moved the quote onto a post-it note - to better balance my composition.......and kept the little shovel!
The bottom on the other side just says Queen and Broadview.
Finally I put my washes and tried to balance it all out.
So there it is!
What do you think???
Come out tomorrow (in the rain!!!!) I would love to see you!!!