Last night we hosted an adult painting night at The Cat Pub and Eatery at 3513 Dundas Street W. We had a wonderful turnout and created our own winter landscapes inspired by the Canadian artist, Lawren Harris.
We used oil pastel, watercolours, resist techniques, and acrylic paint. Fan brushes helped the artists create their trees. The group was very enthusiastic and they did an amazing job. Many thanks for The Cat Pub and Eatery for hosting the event. Sign up for our newsletter to learn about future events.
Recently we had a wonderful night at The Cat Pub on Dundas with a group of women from Mums and More. We were inspired by the artist, Lisa Congdon and spent the evening making our own Birch tree paintings.
They experimented with many supplies and techniques and shared a lot of laughter and fun as they created.
“I am trying to explore the awe and wonder of nature.”
– Steve Driscoll
This week in our adult class we learned about Toronto artist, Steve Driscoll. To see some of his work this weekend Oct 27 – Oct 30 visit the Angell Gallery booth at Art Toronto.
We were inspired by his contemporary take on landscape painting and used a scraping technique to create our own waterfall pieces.
Driscoll is a landscape painter that uses his unique way of envisioning the vast landscapes of Canada to transform our awareness of the outdoors.
He paints with a fast drying pigmented urethane on board or panel and makes large paintings with modern, heightened colour effects in only a few hours (due to the fast drying of the medium). Urethane is an industry standard for automotive painting and is like a liquid plastic. Using urethane he is able to achieve a luminous and vibrant quality with his work. It is extremely difficult to work with and full breathing protection must be used when using this material.
In 2016, Driscoll exhibited an installation, Just a Sliver of the Room, at Angell Gallery in Toronto. He flooded the gallery space with 2000 gallons of water and built a wooden pathway for viewers to walk across and see and experience his work with the reflection in the water. In the summer of 2017, working with photographer Finn O’Hara, Steve Driscoll exhibited Size Matters at the McMichael Gallery.
His work is in the collections of TD Bank, Bank of Montreal, Nordstrom, The Four Seasons, Seneca College and Aura at College Park.