Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Spring Bike Path 3 - oil on canvas - 24 x 12"
Had a great evening last Friday night!  We went for a wander around 'Art After Dark' which is Kingston's evening art walk held in the spring and again in the fall.  It was such a pleasure to meander around our little city and see the art on display.    One of the place's that we went to (the last on our list of a selection of galleries) was the Frontenac Club Inn, where Susanne Langlois displayed her works. Very impressive. The owner, Susan Shaw, gave us a wee tour of the club's main floor...lovely...full of reminded me of a b&b somewhere in the heart of England! In earlier days it used to be a bank, then a 'gentleman's club'. Such a delightful ending to our art walk around the galleries! Sorry I didn't get a picture of the evening's events.  
Instead I'm posting this almost finished painting, it's another in my new theme  of the moment.  heh.  I like this time of year in my studio, it's good for painting...not too hot, not too cold...when I need a break I wander outside into the garden. There is lots of new things everyday going on out there. Violets are everywhere; the last of the tulips are cheerfully standing guard, poppies are just about to pop into bloom.


  1. This one is another gem Sally! If you didn't write that it wasn't finished I would have thought otherwise! Beautiful! I so love your latest "Bike Path" series!
    Great lighting!

  2. Another great painting Sally - I love the shadiness and the mood it evokes. I loved hearing about your flowers in detail - do you have any photos to show us?
    Your Art After Dark evening sounded very pleasant indeed!

  3. I love this -- you are such a painter of joy. I felt happy the moment I opened your blog and looked at this incredible painting. You've got it all, the light, the mood.

    XOXOXOXO Barbara

  4. Halloo Michael! thanks for your kind comments on my bike path series. Its exciting for me to have a new theme to work on. I updated the unfinished work image to the new finished version, so no surprise you thought it done. me too now.:)

  5. Hi Wendy, Thanks for your thoughts. I actually did take a few pics in the garden today, and will try to post a few soon! Hope you're having a great day.

  6. Hi Barbara,
    Thank you for that comment about being a painter of joy. You are right, it is joy that inspires me most to paint. When I'm not feeling joy, the only thing I can work on is abstracts. funny huh?


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