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Grand River Glassworks - colourblock 2018-02-19 13:37

Glass casting fun with Janet Panabaker on November 24 & 25, 2017 at Grand River Glassworks - we made charming Gingerbread Men and Shimmering Stars.

It was so much fun we hope to do another glass casting workshop in the Spring (2018).

Stay tuned!

colourblock Photo 2017-10-13 13:41

This 2015 piece is called "Billions Served." The burger and fries are made of kiln-formed and cold-worked glass but the tray and wrapper are of course plastic and paper, respectively. It is now part of a very cool private collection in Toronto.

Trios - colourblock 2017-09-24 13:52

Sometimes I’m just not very nice. A few years ago I displayed my plate of “Fettuccine Carbonara” at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto. Over those eleven days, I grew very tired of people pointing to the pale wide noodles, completely free of tomato sauce, and saying “look at the spaghetti! O...

Trios - colourblock 2017-09-17 16:22

These three, while superficially representing breakfast, lunch, and supper, are actually part of a larger series entitled "Seven Suppers with my Mother." The frying pan on the right was my mom's own, used almost every night of the week to feed us for several decades. St...

colourblock Photo 2017-08-10 12:30

Belated thanks to all who visited my booth in Oakville on Monday. Despite threats of t'storms it turned out to be a beautiful day!
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National Gallery Photo 2018-04-19 13:40

Canaletto died #OnThisDay in 1768. He was very influential, favoured by English collectors and was famous for his precise depiction and evocative views of the city. Canaletto often made meticulous preparatory drawings. He may have used a camera obscura for topographical accuracy in creating some of his designs, but he always remained concerned with satisfying compositional design, not simply slavishly recording views. His 'London: Interior of the Rotunda at Ranelagh' in Room 38 shows this extreme precision:

National Gallery of Art Photo 2018-04-18 16:16

Something is not quite right in Edward Hopper’s "Cape Cod Evening." The two figures in the painting stand apart from one another and do not interact. As dusk turns to night, one of the blue-green trees in the forest is beginning to encroach on the house. Tall grass threatens to overtake the front steps. The collie, ignoring the man’s call, stands alert to something just outside the painted scene. According to notes made by the artist’s wife, Josephine Nivison Hopper, this work was originally intended to be titled "Whippoorwill" after the nocturnal bird known for its distinctive song. Does knowing the original title help explain some aspects of the painting? Edward Hopper, "Cape Cod Evening," 1939, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, John Hay Whitney Collection