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Saturday, October 23, 2010

The West Coast at Springtime




I have been working on 10 paintings for an exhibition and finished the last one yesterday! They are all West Coast themes and meant for an invited show of 63 artists each doing 10 paintings of the popular 8 x 8 size. "A SLICE of LIFE "Exhibition will show all 630 paintings on one gallery wall!

Before I start blogging and chatting about these completed works, I would love to show my favourite photos of the coastal flower displays not far from my home during Springtime.

11 comments:

  1. Stunning photos, Marie. Thank you for the reminder that somewhere it's springtime, as we head into a rather less than excellent time fo year here on the west coast of Canada...

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  2. Gorgeous photos. Good luck with your show.

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  3. These views are breathtaking. I love the fact that you are giving us such an intimate view of this part of the world.
    I am looking forward to seeing these 8x8 paintings you have been working on. I am enjoying this size as well, although I didn't realize it was becoming popular!

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  4. These photographs are stunning, Marie! And a nice reminder that somewhere it is springtime, as we move into a less-than-excellent time of year on the west coast of Canada.

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  5. Marie, these photos make me want to breathe in the coastal air - was it breezy? I am just imagining how wonderful it would be to stand and look out over these gorgeous vistas, but especially to see your 8X8 works! I love that square format. Have a wonderful show my hard working painty pal! : )

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  6. The show concept is very interesting Marie, I would love to see your post on the same, especially your 10 canvasses...All the very best to you with the show!

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  7. Wow... These are so beautiful, Marie!! Isn't spring wonderful!!

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  8. Thank you Charlene,these are some of the photos I placed on RedBubble as postcards. We hear about your winters very often! I suppose you do have things to look forward to in winter?

    Thank you, Karen. I am just so relieved that I finished my work in time. The blocks were too heavy to take on vacation, so I had very little time after returning to paint my 10 pieces.

    Thank you, Catherine. I hope you like the first of my set, showing on the blog today.

    Thank you, Nancy. Like everywhere we have everything from no wind at all to light breeze right through to the most unimaginable storms! Thank you for the wishes, I report more on the show.

    Thank you Padmaja, the first of my canvasses will be posted this evening. Thank you, Marian and Toemailer!

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  9. This is just magnificent! I'm inclined to want to paint it... Wild mums? I didn't even know it existed...

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  10. Hi Susan, the yellow and orange types are Berheya daisies. They are really all part of the "aster" family, even the tiny white ones which is called "ganskos". You can Google Cape Floral region of South Africa to read more. Yes they are very paintable, I can donate you some photos that you can paint. Do you want a field of spring flowers? Send me your e-mail address!

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