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Final Countdown to Autumn Art Show


3 Days To Go Three days to go until the ‘4′ Art Show and Sale in Windermere, Ontario!   All the planning, preparation, advertising done, the last thing to do is set up at Windermere Village Hall. This Friday, along with my friends and fellow artists, Janice Feist, Lynda Lynn and Pat Whittle we’ll hang our …

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Sizzling Art Amidst Blazing Colour


AUTUMN IN MUSKOKA The world is full of beautiful, scenic locations, each one offering it’s own special sensory experience. So why come to Muskoka for a visit? National Geographic Traveler magazine chose Muskoka as one of The Best of The World – Must-see places for 2012! In 2011, Muskoka was the #1 pick on their …

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Diving into Oil


It’s already past mid summer; the season is flying by. How is it that winter lasts forever but summer is fleeting? For me it’s connected to the busyness of these warmer months.  Living in cottage country, my partner and I anticipate entertaining more guests than in the colder days from November to May.  Then add in my …

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ART NEWS!


Great news to share! Last week, thirteen of my watercolour paintings took up a new exhibit space at The Diesel House Café here in Bracebridge, Ontario. So far the owners and staff have heard great comments from patrons. Local photographer, Carolyn Fullerton, and I will rotate our work and Silver Bridge Gallery in Bracebridge, will bring …

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From Inspiration to Interesting Places

Photo of Beaver Creek on Covered Bridge Trail in Bracebridge

Well, here it goes. In this post I’ll attempt to explain my painting process to you. The focus will be acrylic painting. The first thing I need to do is decide what to paint. Most often I’m drawn to nature but I also enjoy painting barns, unusual buildings and architectural details, like windows and doors. …

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Questions for You


Hello family, friends, fellow bloggers and those of you who have just stopped by for a visit! I’m curious about what attracted you to Blue Heron Writes. Below you will find a few quick questions to help me ensure you find worthwhile content on my Blog. N.B. Family & Friends — It’s okay to tell …

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When One Door Closes . . .


I’m a firm believer in the saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.”  (Alexander Graham Bell) Late last week I learned  Art in the Heart would be cancelled for this summer. Apparently, they didn’t receive enough qualified applications for this three-Saturday, outdoor summer show in down-town Bracebridge. There are plans to revamp the show and re-launch …

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Dates with Paints


My painting papers and canvases are talking to me! Well, maybe not literally but these day I sense more easily what I need to do and I’m not trying any longer to copy or reproduce photographs when I paint. Today, as my artistic journey continues, I am more interested in communicating my impressions of a subject …

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One More Lesson: Get a Contract!


I’ve learned another lesson in my artistic journey. For almost two months the group of 4 Painters exhibited in the public spaces of the Inn at the Falls in Bracebridge, Ontario. The art brought a fresh, new look to the ageing Inn and received positive feedback from the staff and guests. Our arrangement began with a verbal …

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Moving On – A New Exhibit Space


In late October I learned that the Bohemian Café and Gallery would close its doors in November. The Café/Gallery has provided affordable exhibit space, as well a venue for art workshops and intimate performances by musicians. To accompany the art, Artist/Owner, Tammy Gravina, and crew produced great coffee and a menu of tasty home-made  items. …

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