Wednesday, November 09, 2005


I'm back! I've been sidelined with a gimpy shoulder/neck that has made sitting at a computer for more than five minutes at a stretch excruciating. But thanks to time and a healthy cocktail of pharmaceuticals, I'm almost back to normal. Relatively speaking.

This diptych is among four paintings that I'm sending off to a Christmas exhibition in Victoria. Besides being a diptych, they're different because they are painted on cradled panels, with the sides painted black and the whole thing with an even coat of gloss varnish. I like painting on wood panel occasionally -- the paint just glides on and sits differently. And in other good news, I have a new dealer and a new show coming up this month in downtown Vancouver. Once I've done another small landscape for the show in Victoria, I can go back to playing with techniques and images in my studio. I'm itching to do more of those urban collages.

I have also been reworking my website. It's just about where I want it now, though not perfect by any means. If you happen to cruise through and find a broken link, please let me know.

Carry on.


Blogger ValGalArt said...

I love the diptych Andrea! Congratulations on your show and new dealer!!! I appreciate your concerns. I am so new to the blog thing, I did not know you could do that but I am sure my friend could help me. I bought my own blog and it is being set up now. I have been working on my website for years!!! Please get well soon, I'm glad you are back and yes, have tons of fun doing all kinds of stuff!!!

9/11/05 10:40 p.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

andrea - some more wishing is needed perhaps... though it sounds like your energy has really just been putting itself where you've needed it to be...

Gorgeous colours in your diptych.

Your work reminds me that I will need to stop doing only virtual stuff sometime...

I signed up to Art Everyday Month with the idea that it might encourage me to be more concrete but so far my computer is still winning...

10/11/05 1:44 a.m.  
Blogger cream said...

Andrea, nice to have you back! Great stuff! Looks like your dealer knows has got herself a great artist, judging by those on her portfolio!
Keep taking cocktails for your back!

10/11/05 1:48 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

I was wondering where you've been! I'm glad you're feeling well enough to post this really lovely diptych along with your good news. This does have a very smooth look to it from what I can see. I have painted on masonite before, and I really liked the gliding action it provided. The cradled panels sound very interesting. It makes me think I should have Jol bring some scrapped wood panels home from the guitar factory for me to paint on. Anyway...these paintings are so nice. I like the fawns and greys of the shore and water, and just the whole feeling of heavy sky. I keep finding your brush work amazing...the way you put in the colors to create shape and texture is just gorgeous. I really like these...I could look at them all day!

Congratulations on your new developments, but I would say "onward and upward" instead of just "carry on"! Take care:> Carla

10/11/05 5:18 a.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Congrats for your new dealer. I'm soooo glad for you. And that diptych is wonderful!
Hope you'll get well soon. Oh! And I'm asking myself if those wood pannels are heavy???

10/11/05 7:54 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks all for the feedback. The cradled panels are very light in small sizes -- much lighter than canvas on stretchers and I use the deep kind (1.5") so that they don't need to be framed if you don't want to. You need to prime them several times with gesso before using them, though.

10/11/05 9:28 a.m.  
Blogger Cecilia's Art said...

hi1 i didnĀ“t know about your blog, i like it, nice drawings or sketches, with your computer? very well.

10/11/05 5:36 p.m.  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love this set up and the paintings are beautiful!!

10/11/05 10:30 p.m.  
Blogger ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

Hey you... about time you got back to blogland.
Love the diptych. I have one in my dining room, a costal landscape (oil canvas). There is quite a bit of empty space between the two canvasses and it is interesting to note how one's brain tries to fill that gap with all sorts of imagery.

10/11/05 11:54 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea,
I check your blog frequently. You always provide nice eye candy and I feel as though I am living the artists life vicariously. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I really do find them very interesting. I have decided to pursue writing...(now, what kind of profile photo would go with that?) Hope your show in Victoria goes well. If you ever exhibit in Toronto please let me know!
Your Buddy in Ontario

11/11/05 4:19 a.m.  

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