Monday, August 26, 2019

Art in the Park 2019

The Riverbend Artists of Grand Valley had held an "Art in the Park" event on July 13, 2019. There were wellness and culinary aspects to the event as well. Twas rained out after being open for 5 hours but we had had 250+ visitors to the event. for a larger version at yumpu check the booklet at

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Collaborative Art Works (Painting and Fabric Art): Lake Series.

Mannie's work still has the needles in them.

I added the trout.  Interestingly Mannie and I were at Bass Pro in Vaughan, Ontario and noted the same looking trout in the man made river scene in the store.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Another Collaborative Painting/Fabric Art Piece: Heron's Way Garden Series

Mannie and I are preparing for an upcoming art show.  We embarked upon a new, collaborative venture and produced a number of 12" x 12" art pieces combining my painting techniques and Mannie's fabric art techniques.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Collaborative Pyro/Acrylic -Fabric art work: Chipmunk and Acorns

This picture was one of the first collaborative Pyro/Acrylic -Fabric art works that Mannie and I worked on that looked at a single theme with two melded views. The chipmunks live at our home in both the front and the back yards.  A farewell to summer.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Collaborative Painting/Fabric Art work: Heron's Way Garden Series

In the garden series of collaborative paintings and fabric art work by Mannie and myself (Peter) I left the pyrographic aspect out.  I may revisit it and add some burnt lines in later but for now I want to life  with and reflect upon what I have done so far.
The full paining/ fabric art piece is 12" x 12" 

Mannie used her dyed cloth and embroidered with tight French knots.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Another Collaborative Pyro/Acrylic - Fabric Art Painting: Lake Series

My wife and I are creating a series of Pyrographic/Acrylic Painting - Fabric Art works.
These pike roam our island, even passing through the boat house on its way to who know where.
Close up of the fabric art work Mannie has done to compliment the painting.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Collaborative PyroPainting and Fabric Art: Lake Series

Been a while getting down to doing some art work.  My wife and I embarked upon a collaborative venture.  I would paint what would be construed as the frame and Mannie would use her fabric talents to design the inner picture.  In some cases I did the frame and then Mannie made the middle.  In other cased Mannie made the middle and I came up with a composition to work around her art work.

Both of us have spent a great deal of time at our island cottage and so many of our themes have their origins in nature -lake nature.
 The fish and scenery were burnt into the wood and Mannie came up with the centre to compliment.  Gold was used to paint the water as that is the colour of the water around our island.
This is a close up of the work Mannie did using lichen and stones from around the cottage along with her dying and embroidery skills.

What do you think of our collaborative work.