Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to be part of this summer’s last ‘Canadian Artists for the Poor’ show and sale along Stephen Ave in downtown Calgary. The skies were clear and sunny but the fall chill made a warm cup of coffee a must! Still, we enjoyed a great turnout.
I brought my easel for the day and painted a small landscape. Even though I was still painting from a photo, I was surprised to see how clean my colors turned out. I believe it was because I was painting in natural light, rather than room lighting.
For these independent art shows, I’ve collected a variety of telescoping metal easels. They’re lightweight, and collapse down small enough they just tuck away into a corner of my trunk. Easy-peasy! And the best thing about them is that I can rearrange my space in a heartbeat. This was my morning setup (above). Once the light got high enough to reach over the buildings, I switched things around to catch the great afternoon light (below):
Thanks so much to ‘Canadian Artists for the Poor’ and Julie Chandler, for hosting such a great event. For more info about their charity and endeavors, please visit: www.artistsforthepoor.ca. It’s fulfilling to be able to share my work with the public, while supporting a worthwhile cause at the same time.
If you’d like to see more of my work in person, join me at one of my art shows and painting demonstrations still coming up. Please visit my ‘Upcoming Events’ page for more details. cherylpeddie.ca/upcoming-shows. Have a particular image in mind you’d like to see as a painting? Commissions are always welcome.