Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A little video

 Robert Genn plein aire video-- less than 3 minutes.

A great small video of Robert Genn painting. How he takes a somber painting to WOW.


Saturday, 21 July 2012

Wilmer painting classes

Bill Doroshuk

the 7th Annual Wilmer Painting Week. 

It will take place from Monday September 10 to Friday September 14 and, as usual, will be based at the Delphine Lodge in Wilmer.  Artists are encouraged to paint out of doors (plein aire) and in whatever medium they choose (oils, acrylics, watercolours, charcoal, pen and ink....).  Our instructor/mentor this year will be Val McPhee, who taught us very successfully at the 2nd Painting Week in 2007.  Participants will be encouraged to paint the local scenery in and around Wilmer, and there will be one day when we will paint near Kinsmen Beach in Invermere, so that we can lunch at Pynelogs and examine the art show there.  Costs are the same as before: $250.00 for the full week, or $50.00/day.  If participants wish, they can paint for half days at $25.00/day.   We will meet at the Delphine Lodge at 9.00 am each day, enjoy coffee/tea and cookies, listen to a half hour presentation, then go out and paint.  Participants should bring their own lunch.  In the afternoons, we usually break around 4.00 pm and gather in the Delphine Lodge garden to discuss the day's work.  On Friday evening Sept 14, we will have a wind-up barbeque and exhibition to which friends and spouses are invited.  I shall be out of town until August 12, at which time I will circulate more details.  Early enrollment is recommended, so please send me E mails and I will attempt to respond.

Sebastian Bell  (delphinelodge@shaw.ca - cell phone: 250-341-5888.

I went to this a few years ago and had a great time. Val is an accomplished landscape artist and a thorough and gentle teacher, perfect for newbies. If you can’t go for a week, go for a day. Sebastian is very accommodating.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Columbia Basin Culture tour approaches

The Headwaters Art Society is holding an art show and sale in conjunction with the Columbia Basin Trust Culture Tour August 11 and 12 from 10am to 5 pm in the Canal Flats Community Centre. Tables are available to rent for $20/day (or $15/day if you become a member). There will be refreshments available, you are inside and there are washrooms. We aren’t allowed to hang work on the walls but there is room to set up easels behind your table.
People can rent a table for one or both days. We expect you to be present for the hours we are open. Tables will be selected by the luck of the draw. We expect your prices to remain current while you are selling with us (no dickering please).
We are trying hard to establish our presence in the valley and would welcome your participation in our event.

We still have about a half dozen tables available! give me  a shout.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012


 A beautiful evening, a great vantage point..
 mix in a few painters

 A great paint out...you should have been there!
Yeah, sorry, my painting outfit isn't very stylish..but I don't have to look at me.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Support your local artists and bellydancers

Be sure to head down to Tony's wonderful greek grill and support our local bellydance group on Wednesday evenings. Great food AND great entertainment.

If you are in town for the Farmer's market, be sure to investigate the new ART market near the Heritage House. Many of your favorite artists will be there! It is located behind O'toogle's and Dr. Sullivan's dentristry. Check it out!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012


I am currently teaching workshops at Black Star Gallery in Invermere. Today I had a terrific mother and daughter duo, Cathy and Megan show up. We spent three hours exploring collage.

 Dueling collagers

Fantastic outcome! 
Thanks for being such wonderful students.
If you are interested in taking courses, Call or visit Black Star Gallery. Go on Saturday and you can take in the fabulous farmer's market too!

Friday, 6 July 2012

  The craft sale season is upon us. For a very good article about selling at summer art markets, check here:  
 tips for summer art fairs