another Saltspring/Salt Spring Linnyland painting adventure. While I painted a small audience gradually gathered; first a woman visiting SSI on her annual writer's retreat, then one popsicle eating child, then two more, then a father and a sculptor sprawled on the ground next to the easel, and finally a neighbour and her children joined them - and me. Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! May you and your gathering enjoy. -------------
WHO:ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA, LINNYLAND & LINNY D. VINE plus 180 other artists
WHAT:The 27th ANNUAL TD ART GALLERY PAINT-IN (previously known as the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Moss Street Paint-In)
WHERE:Find LINNY in LINNYLAND just up from the corner of Rockland Avenue and Moss Street; same block as the ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA & on the same side of the street as the gallery! (Moss Street is closed to vehicular traffic with artists stationed all along both sides of Moss Street from Dallas Road to Fort Street [Victoria BC Canada])
WHEN: Saturday, July 19th 2014 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
WHY: This fabulous event is annually named as the city’s “ART EVENT OF THE YEAR”: Don’t miss it! (PLUS Gallery Open House 10 am - 5pm, Food and Beverage Garden 11 am - 9pm, Dancing to Kumbia 5-9 pm)
& WOW!!: LINNY "POSTERGIRL" in LINNYLAND painting at last year’s Paint-In (photo courtesy AGGV)
Happy Two - OH - One Four, "The year of GOOD things GALORE"!
Adam Sawatsky, Victoria's much loved & respected media personality
(Monday Magazine, CTV News and CFAX Broadcasting),
asked me to offer one piece of advise for
those who would like to resolve to be more creative in 2014.
So I responded,
“Put your hands in the air, like you don’t care!”
With your hands in the air, wiggle them and the rest of yourself all about, like a carefree child. This movement awakens playful, experimental energy and, with hands in the air, the posture says; dive in, create, explore, see what happens next,
allow your creation to develop the way that it wants,
go wherever it takes you.
Whether painting in my studio or out of doors (en plein air) this “technique”
gives me the freedom to enjoy wherever the creative process takes me.
And, it takes me to Linnyland, and many other wonderful places!"
I'm a visual artist living in Victoria BC Canada. I paint in either acrylic or oil in what is described as "a visit to a dream" style and/or Linnyism. To me, the visual world is a beautiful combination of colors, shapes and light swirling together in rhythmic patterns that feel like a mixture of Robert Gordon's "I Want to be Free" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World". When I paint I bring my interpretation of this beauty to the canvas. Welcome to Linnyland and thank-you for looking at my interpretations.