New Year of Painting

It’s been such a long time since I found time to work on the website…been doing house renovations, spending lots of time in my studio in Alton Mill, been busy with shows AND proudly became a first time gramma   Now life is a bit more back on track and I will try and update regularly.

I have different work that is progressing well and will show at a later date. I’m also working on the new website , which I hope everyone will enjoy.\

Recently I was involved in a show at the Etobicoke Civic Centre which ran from Nov 26th to January 11th, and was well received, with fellow SOVA artists .

Upcoming shows already booked are the Holcim Gallery in Milton in April, the Sisnette in the Halton Hills Cultural Centre June 12 to August 21, and the Art Square Gallery across from the Ontario Art Gallery in Toronto during Nuit Blanche.

                                     "FiddleHeads"

                                    "FiddleHeads"

This is my newest painting “Fiddleheads” done from a subject hunting trip in Nova Scotia. Hope you like it. 

Pop by and visit me in studio 202 at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. Look forward to seeing you there.

Lynden

August

Just returned a few days ago from a "subject hunting "trip to places such as Tobermory, Manitoulin Island (enjoyed staying with a close friend there one of those evenings), Agawa, Sault St Marie, and Mackinaw Island , with great places in between. Looking forward to working on the canvases from this trip.

Was notified today that the "Featured Artist" section for Artsy Shark was published today, and is being shared on Facebook,Twitter,Google +, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon. They asked me to explain how I came to painting, and my background, so I hope people enjoy it. :)

Here is the link to the article: http://bit.ly/2bbSywJ

My newest painting "Ucluelet"  will be in Alton Mill as one of the artworks I am showing in the SOVA ....Southern Ontario Visual Artists exhibition in the Headwaters Gallery from   August 17th to September 11th, 2016.
Opening Reception - Sunday August 21 from 1 - 4pm.

The original painting is oil on canvas and is 24" by 30". When you see the painting in person, all the subtle hues come out at you, and you can "feel" the mist. Absolutely beautiful location on Vancouver Island.

 

Don't forget to check out the SOVA website.     www.southernontariovisualartists.co

 

If you can't make it to the Opening Reception to meet the artists, you would be welcome to visit our studios.

Bye for now. Back to the easel :)

Painting Time

Met lots of interesting people recently visiting my studio in Alton Mill. Always nice to have visitors.

Just got notified that I have been selected to be one of the featured artists for Artsy Shark, very large on line magazine, with several thousand subscribers, a lot of them in North America, but also in Europe. Happy about that :)

I have a painting in the juried Colour and Form Society show on now at the PaperMill Gallery at Todmorden Mills . 

Working hard on the paintings, as SOVA has an upcoming show in August at the Headwaters Gallery, in Alton Mill. Different pieces are on the go, and I hope to have at least three smaller ones completed by then. See our website, www.southernontariovisualartists.com

Right now the painting that is from Vancouver Island is starting to "close" in some areas. Still has a ways to go, but if you look at the detail, I am getting satisfied with some of the rock sections. Will be completed soon and is at the point where I need to start thinking of an appropriate title.

Hope you like how it is developing. See you in the studio :)

Bye for now.

Federation of Canadian Artists

Been a busy time, and I get to the studio in Alton Mill as much as possible. When it actually isn't possible, I cram in some painting time in my home studio, sometimes painting till very late at night.

I will be in the Colour and Form Society show next month on Pottery Road and will tell you more of that  another time, but the latest bit of news is that my painting "The Wetlands" was selected by jury for the Federation of Canadian Artists International show. The Federation has been around since 1941, and exhibits in various galleries, but this particular show is June 1st to August 31st on line. They sell a lot of work from this show, and use their commission to make bursaries for deserving up and coming artists. :)

Just completed a large painting titled "Mackerel Sky", in reference to to the cloud formations that appear as "ribbing". They form in such a manner when there is unsettled weather, and the maritimers have a saying that goes with it.

Mackerel Sky, Mackerel Sky,Sometimes wet and sometimes dry.

 

This particular scene is from Beach Meadows (near Liverpool) Nova Scotia. In the background you can see a pair of Loons that frequent the area. The painting is being taken by a private collector, but giclee prints will be available soon.

The painting from Vancouver Island is now my primary piece for working on, and will be nearing completion soon, then offered for sale.

Hope you come visit me in the studio. :)

 

 

 

Welcome to my website

As a self taught artist, I have been painting since the age of eight, and prefer traditional oil on canvas. On the odd occasion, I also do GPS , and egg tempura, and I'm a realist artist.

Alton Mill Arts Centre

Though I've exhibited and sold artwork through many galleries over the years, right now you will find me in Studio 202 in the Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen Street West, in Alton , Ontario. The whole atmosphere is wonderful, from the country drive from my home to Alton , to painting with the sound of the creek that runs beside the Mill, as background music. 

I still show in different galleries, but also enjoy exhibiting with the Southern Ontario Visual Artists www.southernontariovisualartists.com, and the Colour and Form Society.

Artwork has been sold across Canada, and the United States, as well as Switzerland, to both corporate, and private collectors.

If you have any questions about any of the artwork , please email me at lynden@lyndencowan.com

See you in the Studio,

Lynden :)