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Today in art class we were discussing how crazy the business of art is. It's certainly subjective. What one person loves, another is unaffected by. Add to that the fact that a wonderfully skilled artist may also be completely inept at marketing and ... they will likely never be famous. Making art because you want fame probably is not the most satisfactory of pursuits, in any case. And making art to become rich is another goal that not many can reach.  So, why make art? Here are some reasons for making art that will encourage you to continue creating. May I suggest that you make art because you love the creative process. Because it's away of expressing the thoughts of your heart. Because you are enamoured with colour and shape and form. Because it expresses in a unique way your perception of life. All these reasons will lead to joy in your creative process. Hoping for fame or riches will most likely be a discouraging journey. Finding a source of joy - that is beyond price. At least, that's my opinion.

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Registration is open now for this 5 day course - July 11 to July 15. Immerse yourself in these beautiful subjects. Don't be afraid of painting crystal, Cheryl is there to guide each step of the way. The classes are 9:30 am to 3:30 pm daily. Bring a bag lunch or go to a nearby restaurant for lunch. Bring your camera as there will be lots of wonderful set ups for you to work from. Also feel free to bring you own flower photos for inspiration. Painting below: "Fruit Bowl" oil by Cheryl O.

More information and how to register here: Summer Art courses with Cheryl O

(Original painting SOLD.)

FruitBowl

 

 

Come and see the wonderful art at Cheryl O & Students Art Show! The opening is Saturday, June 4, 2 to 3:30 pm at Westmount Branch Library. There are 27 paintings up - most are done by my wonderful students. If you can't make the opening, the show stays up for the month of June, during library hours. Don't forget to sign the guest book, and tell us which are your favourite paintings.

The painting below "One Fine Day" Acrylic Collage Sold - Corporate Collection

OneFineDay

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Not sure what this day may bring for you. Hope it is a day to make you smile!

(Painting below: SOLD.)

Buddies300

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Latest painting "Window of Opportunity" Acrylic Collage 10" x 12" $240. + HST

Window of opportunity

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Latest painting - acrylic collage with small gold beads, peppercorns, and egg shells. Sold - Private Collection

SunFollowers

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How good that the weather has finally turned warm! It doesn't matter what the calendar says, mother nature just does her own thing. Hope you are enjoying it too, wherever you may be.

(Painting below: SOLD.)

TulipChorus 

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I am always thrilled by the freshness of trees in spring. It's as if each leaf is glowing with happiness.

Sparrow

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All together 15 happy painters enjoyed 3 different cottage art retreats in the past 9 days! So much enthusiastic painting, wonderful fun, delicious food in such a gorgeous location. Painting inside in the upper level sunroom, we didn't even mind the snow storm on Sunday! Next retreat is September 2016 - read about it here: Women's Cottage Art Retreats

MagsCottKW

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