Three new paintings finished and delivered in time for a new exhibition, at Assiniboia Gallery in Regina. It’s the gallery’s Holiday Miniature Show, and you can check it out here. Just scroll down on either page.
And always, “delivering” means driving four hours each way to the city, because the paintings are never finished early enough – weeks that would be! – to trust fresh and fragile oil paint to Canada Post or a courier. But always, the trip is a chance to see some city life, catch up with friends, and this time, hit the public library. Where I filled a basket full of fiction so quickly that I had only got to the authors named E and had to stop because there’s a limit to what a person reasonably can read, even with online renewals. You can get anything sent via interlibrary loan to the little Val Marie local library, but there’s nothing like browsing.
So, a library fix, and a good book with a good meal in a nice restaurant, and a white-bedded room in my favourite B&B. Then an artist’s chat over breakfast in the morning, and a visit to the gallery, and a quick trip to the art supply store before heading back over the wide prairie and the wild hills to home. This is how to be a transportation company!
I’m not sure I’ll have the chance to make this long drive again and get to Assiniboia Gallery for the exhibition’s opening, but maybe you’ll be there. You can visit the gallery’s website and sign up to be notified of the date, right here. Or maybe you can just drop into the the gallery between now and January 9. Either way, I’d love to know what you think.
Enjoy the artwork!
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