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Getting Ready for the Galleries

This oil painting called Cavendish Beach is one of the paintings that I will be hanging in the Kensington Art Gallery, PEI. It portrays the soft colours of the Island beaches located along the North Shore of Prince Edward Island. To check out some of my other paintings, please go to my website.


In the Studio

It is time to get paintings ready for the Art Galleries. I have paintings boxed ready to go. This weekend members of the Summerside Art Club will be exhibiting and selling their art. I enjoy collaborating with fellow artists.


Most Recent Work

I finished my sixth large oil painting in the Mill River series. I started to paint in acrylic because I was attempting a textured style painting. The acrylic didn't seem to have the desired effect I wanted, so I switched to oil and it went much better. It was a choice of going with what is familiar to me. I am now pleased with the outcome of this painting.

I need a name for this new painting. Can you help me name it?



Tips for the Artist in You

Varnishing a painting. Acrylic paintings should be varnished to prevent any damage to water based acrylic paint. Water can easily damage an acrylic painting. Varnish will protect them from water damage that can easily ruin it.

What should be done with oil painting? Varnish or not to varnish? It does protect the paintings from dirt and dust, but I feel it is a personal preference. If you do decide to varnish an oil painting, it is important to wait about six months to let the painting thoroughly dry and use a matt varnish.


If you have a question on another topic, please send me an email and I would be more than happy to


If you missed any of my newsletters, most of them are on my blog on my website. Talk to you soon. June

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