The fall was a wonderful time for painting. Inspiration was everywhere. It was at this time that I took my camera to Brighton, Ontario, and observed the swans in the wetland there. I spent hours watching them glide effortlessly through the water, occasionally, tipping their rears in the air to harvest the edibles below. They seemed happy, and without a care in the world. I tried to capture this in my painting, choosing an uncomplicated composition, and a limited pallet.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
My brother, Vern Millward, is a carver in B.C. His work is wonderful, and he has taught me a lot about traditional native carving.
On one of my many trips to B.C., he introduced me to a soft spoken, native artist by the name of Francis Horne. Francis is a teacher of carving, and has been an inspiration to my brother.
I had not had the opportunity to view his work, until my brother emailed me this picture.
Needless to say, I was blown away.
Friday, March 12, 2010
This year's festival will be held, Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. The music and art line up is exceptional! It is a free admission event with lots to offer for young and old. Be prepared to spend two full days. There is still room for Artists and Artisans to participate. The cut-off date to have participants names on the tee shirts and brochures is March 30. Visit the website and get signed up. madocfestival.com All participants will be profiled on the website. Don't miss out on this event!