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Art Show! Opening Wednesday Oct 23

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in Creativity

Handheld Abstractions by Richard Sturgeon

 I am excited to announce this 2 person show featuring Sculptor Richard Sturgeon, as well as my paintings. Here are the details:

Where: Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St. E. (at Dundas & Rectory)

When: Opening Oct 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Who Is Showing: sculptor Richard Sturgeon, and painter Cheryl O

Who Is Coming: Art Lovers - hopefully you! Browsers are welcome.

Rooted in Love by Cheryl O

One Day Painting Workshop - Lawren Harris

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 in Creativity

Saturday Oct 19 there will be a one day painting workshop held at Westmount Library. These fun days are like a mini art retreat. Bring a bag lunch or plan to go to a nearby restaurant for the lunch hour. We will work step by step through the Lawren Harris painting featured here. It's an easy format for beginners to step into, the reference and line work is provided. Intermediate painters will also benefit from colour mixing tips and other techniques demonstrated. Bring your own art supplies, and plan to work 16" x 20". How to register is found here: Art Courses with Cheryl O


Oh Yah.

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in Quotable

 Bob Ross Quote

  • Jack    |  Oct 3, 2013

    Great idea! The mistakes all fly away, and you don't have to wash the car so often!


Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in Outside the Box

Just back from 3 weeks in Ireland! What a magical green - oh so green! - land. As well as emerald green, the hillsides were purple and yellow with lovely tiny alpine flowers. And every hill and meadow had its sprinkling of sheep. Here is one of the watercolour sketches that I painted while away. And of course there are many more photos that I hope to paint from.


Go For the Bold

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Creativity


Tree Painting"Playing it safe can be the riskiest choice we ever make." Sarah Ban Breathnoch

It's that bold stroke, that unusual technique that you would never have found if you hadn't dared to take chances, that can make the difference between a nice painting and a fabulous one. Sure, there will be the ugly ducklings - but that very special painting may be waiting just the other side of boldness too. Give yourself permission to try something new and daring with your painting.

One good way to do this could be to sign up for the upcoming John Lovett painting course. Lots of new ideas and approaches there!

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