Doon Heritage Village, Ken Seiling Waterloo Regional Museum Many of you might not know this about me, but before I wanted to work as an Artist and Art Teacher, I wanted to work in heritage and museums. I went to the University of Guelph and earned a BA with a double major in History and… Continue reading Drawing Inspiration from our Local Heritage
“I truly am very grateful for these classes — for that hour I feel less alone “ - Student I’m probably one of the most social people you know. The stereotype of a lone artist toiling away in a dark studio does not apply to me in the least. Normally, teach over 50 different students… Continue reading Connecting Through Art Digitally during Covid – 19
I love going to drop in life drawing classes and have been posting some of my sketches on social media. I thought I would take some time to shed some light about the practice which can be a bit of a surprise to some people. Yes, artists do gather together to draw actual naked people… Continue reading Life Drawing – Why do Artists paint Nudes?
As you all know, I am a big fan of QOR watercolours. QOR is a relatively new brand manufactured by Golden, a company mainly known for their acrylic paints. They use a unique "Aquazol" binder and claim to be more pigmented and versatile marketing themselves as truly "modern" watercolours. Do they live up to the… Continue reading Watercolour Review: QOR Watercolour Mini-Palette
"Shade and Shadows," Plein Air Watercolour, available for sale I had an amazing weekend in Elora, Ontario participating in their Plein Air Painting Festival. For 4 days artists from all over Ontario and Canada came together and created art inspired by the village and its surrounding countryside. The weather was cool with a mixture of… Continue reading Elora Plein Air Festival – Tips for Plein Air Painting