If you're around Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada in the next few weeks I have a painting on show as part of the Society of Canadian Artists Members' Show. It's at the Civic Center, 399 The West Mall from today until August 27. The reception's on Sunday July 27th from 2pm - 4pm (but I won't be there because I'll be on a beach in Maine!).
Things I Learned as an Oil Painter: Thing #22
After a long hiatus the TILAAOP series is back (at least for one post). Thing #22 is: The more you do it the better you get at it. Yes, it’s obvious, but it goes a little deeper. The reason I’ve chosen this “thing” is because I have been and continue to be working very hard to produce art for a solo show coming up next month. For almost a year I’ve kept an aggressive schedule of putting paint to canvas. I’ve been keeping count of my paintings while keeping my eye on the calendar. There have been some dogs in there, but in general I feel the quality of my work has improved. My confidence has been booste
Web Site and Social Media News
I just completely updated the look of my web site to a cleaner, simpler, more "now-ish" design. Please go take a look: http://www.montrealartist.com/ I also started to look more seriously at using social media as a way of getting my work "out there". I created accounts specifically for my artwork on Twitter and Pinterest: Twitter: http://twitter.com/DavidKelavey Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/montrealartist/ I'd be interested in hearing any comments/advice from anyone that has used these sites for their art. I'm still plugging my work on Facebook - if you haven't already, please head over and take a look: http://www.facebook.com/Mon
I have re-resurfaced again...
I'm one of those sporadic deviants that lives & breathes dA for a few weeks before dropping off the face of the Earth...only to reappear and redisappear (rinse & repeat). But hey, I'm back and that's what counts, right? My time away from dA has not been idle - here's a run-down of what I've been up to: I started the process of organizing my first solo exhibition at a gallery (Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe-Claire, Quebec) in October. More info to come. I gave my first ever demoI gave my first ever talkI got accepted into Oil Painters of America I got myself a purpose-built art studio. Previously I was working in my basement, next
Things I Learned as an Oil Painter: Thing #21
OK I'm back - bet you thought I was done... An appropriate subject for thing #21: Feel free to take a break for a while but make sure you get back on the horse before too long. I'm in the midst of this right now - getting back into the rhythm of creating after a summer of doing "other stuff" (hey, I found Maine!). I didn't completely drop the brush: I was involved in a couple of exhibitions, I gave my first ever demo and I had a commission to paint. But somehow I got out of the habit of stepping up to the easel and I recently found myself making excuses for not doing what I love best. Weird, eh? Taking a break once in a while is an awe