Thursday, July 5, 2012

another funky peony wip

funky peony petal piece, work in progress
cps on Stonehenge paper, 15.5" x 7"

Where has the time gone? Yikes. I have been working, I just haven't been blogging. Oops...Here is what I am working on now. Another piece for my peony petal series. The inspiration comes from a photo I took of a white peony (seen in the top of the pic below). I wanted to create a yellow/cream peony but this piece has wandered off into some very funky colours.

funky peony, wip, on my table, with photo reference

The Coloured Pencil Society of Canada's National Exhibition (mentioned in my last post) is on now at the Shenkman Arts Centre here in Ottawa, Ontario. I have three pieces in the exhibition in case you missed that bit. :-) On Saturday evening, July 7th, there is a vernissage and awards ceremony. Hopefully I will be able to get some great photos of this event for my next post.

The exhibition can be viewed in Ottawa throughout July, until the 31st. Please note that there has been a last minute change in gallery venue for the second part of the exhibition tour. The changes in dates and venue are as follows:

The exhibit in the Montreal area will run from August 17, 2012 until August 19, 2012 and will be held in the brand new Galerie d’Art 543 in Repentigny, Quebec. A vernissage is scheduled at Galerie d’Art 543 in Repentigny for August 19th.

The vegetable garden is doing great. Here are our snap peas waiting to be eaten. It has been very hot here for some weeks and we haven't had rain in a very long time. Plants and tree leaves are shriveling up but at least I can keep my veggies going by investing time with the hose.

Well hang onto your hats - I am getting off my fanny and wandering away from my drafting table long enough to do a bit of teaching this fall. Dates etc. are being considered and once things are in place I shall be writing about it here, posting it on my website and writing about it in my newsletter. This info shall be available next week.

I hope everyone is having a great summer. And remember if you are traveling to the Ottawa area in the next few weeks, do check out the coloured pencil exhibition. I shall see it for the first time tomorrow night while attending the AGM and I can't wait!!!!


Ann said...

I love the funky colors in your drawing! It looks like a fun piece to work on. So many colors of white! And those peas look yummy! I see a nice stir fry coming on :-) It's been hot and dry here too. I gave in and planted tomatoes in containers on our deck and they are loving this weather - as long as I keep the watering can coming!

Teresa Mallen said...

Woo-hoo Ann, growing tomatoes, you gave in indeed! :-) They do love heat and sunshine. I have 125+ tomato plants to water, as well as the rest of the veggies. I am standing around quite a while with the hose...pondering an irrigation system! LOL And oh yes, I love a good stir fry! I am glad you like the funky colours. This piece has taken a while to grow on me! Thanks for stopping by.

Paula Pertile said...

Love the funky colors!!
Hope the exhibit is nice. Take pics and share! :~)

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Paula, thanks! And yup checking those camera batteries... :-)

Lynda Schumacher said...

Well, your peony is looking funky AND lovely, Teresa!.....look forward to seeing it when it is done. And the pic of your snap peas just made me hungry; I love to eat peas fresh right out of the garden (

Kendra said...

Love your funky peony composition! It's going to be a beauty. Best of luck in the Ottawa exhibit! I haven't been blogging much either but I have been working and thinking about new compositions. Your snap peas look so yummy too.

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Lynda, thanks...I too 'eat fresh' when gardening and honestly that is the best way to eat peas!

Thank you Kendra! I am heading to your blog to catch up. I know I must be behind in my reading, even if you haven't been blogging much. I hope you are having a great summer!

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