Good Sunday morning to everyone,
I'm excited to let you know that I've just completed a brand new painting about the wonders of what's decaying and growing in our fertile ground. It's last year's no-till corn field. New life is getting ready to make it's appearance, a sure sign of spring!
20" by 24" Original Acrylic on Canvas
Coming up Thursday April 11th for Auction at the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Annual dinner and Art Auction. This Year's auction will feature a reunion of past featured artist's work!
Good Morning, It's a dreary rainy day today. Time for some indoor activities ;)
If you're out and about, check out "The Currant" a beautiful old General store in Parkhill Ontario. It is so quaint and interesting and has just recently been restocked with many new paintings from my gallery!
At the moment I'm working on a new painting that will be auctioned off at the 2019 Ausable Bayfield Conservation Dinner. They will showcase a reunion of previous featured artists. This event will take place in Exeter, ON on Thursday, April 11th.
I'm looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 Paint Ontario opening this Friday night, one of the first signs of spring!
Hello Everyone, Spring is in the air...at least for today and tomorrow!
I have something really exciting coming up next month. It's a design talk at the Lambton Heritage Museum in Grand Bend ON. in the afternoon on Saturday April 13th.
I hope you'll join me as will give lots of info, tips and problem solving issues that I have learned throughout my artistic career.
Below is an outline of the talk...it will be fun and interactive...bring a pad of paper and a pen!
Fran Roelands - Acrylics painter
Creating works that are “Modern, Meaningful and Uplifting”
Let me take you on a fun and interactive journey to your artistic potential on my road map to success.
I will speak about the principles and elements of design and how to incorporate them into your work. Learning this valuable material will change your life as an artist and help you to tell your own amazing story!
Learning design elements to create a dynamic composition is a life long skill that will help you to achieve amazing improvements in your art.
You will understand the foundation of what makes a great painting work.This knowledge will help you to problem solve with a clear vision going forward.
I will show you the steps of how to find that perfect subject and give you a checklist of design elements so you can fearlessly create that wonderful piece of art!
After this course, you will unbelievably “see” your new world for the very first time!
Ive been extremely busy and have created two new works!
"Under the Midday Sun"
"Coming in for the Catch"
During these cold winter months it's nice to stay toasty warm and create works that remind me of our summer months!
Hello again to everyone,
The spring and summer have flown by and now we're feeling the breezes of winter fast approaching.
I have just recently had the pleasure of hosting a full day painting workshop for a wonderful group of women. As you can see, they did an amazing job, well done ladies!
Along with the knowledge of design elements, each of these ladies came home with a beautiful and personal work of fine art! Most had never painted before and definitely had never had the opportunity to create with professional brushes, paints and an artist level canvas. What a difference quality makes!
Our day was full of laughter and learning and I was happy to share technical advice and pass along artistic tips from my many years of painting experience.
Check out the wonderful comments in my guestbook. I am so thrilled that it was such a pleasurable day out for everyone!
I am considering doing another workshop such as this at my home Creamery Road Gallery and Studio. If you're looking to get a group of friends together for a fun day out or maybe you've been pondering the idea of trying Acrylic painting, this workshop is for you. Any experience level is welcome and any advice you need, I will be happy to share.
If you are interested in joining a group or would like more information and to register, please send an inquiry through this website and I will get back to you.
Cheers, and enjoy the sun,
Here we are at the end of May, and beng in the farm community, I can see the hustle and bustle of spring planting season is almost behind us! The greenery is so lush right now!
I've been extremely busy with bringing paintings to two new locations near by, one is at "Smackwater Jack's Tap House" a happening Bar and Eatery right beside the water in Grand bend ON and the other is "The Current" a fascinating historic General Store in the heart of Parkhill ON.
Come and visit these locations anytime, just enquire at the desk if you wish to make a purchase!
Enjoy this amazing summer weather!
I must say, I'm not used to the blogging world but I felt the need to tell everyone how wonderful it is to have so many inquiries and continued interest in my work!
I have been painting and selling a lot, which is keeping me hopping!
Due to the many requests for me to return to florals, at the moment I am working on an instalment which is a 10 canvas puzzle measuring 36" by 66"!
I'm recruiting my handy husband Matt to mount these canvases so they can be hung securely. This work will be amazing in an entrance or on a feature wall in your home or business.