Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Really REALLY excited to share this news with you! Ben Navaee Gallery, located on Queen East in Toronto, has offered me my very first SOLO EXHIBITION! The contract has been signed and fees have been paid, everything is official, and I could not be more thrilled! This is something that I have been dreaming about for years and years and I just can't wait! The exhibition will run from January 30 to February 05 2015 and Ben has kindly allowed me to plan for an Opening Night reception which I am currently thinking will be held on the Friday evening. I hope all of you can make it out to see my work in person and to celebrate this very exciting event in my life and career! More details will come as time progresses but please keep these dates in mind!
On Saturday June 07 and Sunday June 08 2014 I exhibited my artwork at the Riverdale Art Walk on Queen East in Toronto. The wonderful event, put on by the Artists' Network, was very well organized and, despite some gloomy weather on Sunday, was well attended. This was my first time exhibiting my new Custom Artwork section and it was really well received. I'm definitely looking forward to creating some lasting memories for future clients. It is always a pleasure discussing my work and hearing positive comments about the detail and realism I can achieve. Some folks who attend these shows really do not understand how much a simple "you're work is lovely" comment can mean to the artist. To all those who made me smile over the weekend, thank you! Hoping to see everyone again next year! :D
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
"Viridian Indian Beauty"
Acrylic Paint and
Gems on Canvas
16" x 20"
This acrylic painting of a beautiful Indian Bride was created as a study for a large scale commission. The artist was intending to test the blending limits of acrylic paint as well as test the process of adhering acrylic gems to a painting. In order to make the piece unique the artist added a pop of colour by pulling the gold and mauve colours from the background into the stones in the jewelry. The artist hopes the piece gives the viewer a sense of calm and elegant beauty.
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"A Love For Living Past Lives"
Oil Paint on Canvas
11" x 14"
This beautiful figurative oil painting was commissioned by the subjects wife to be his 60th birthday present. It was such a pleasure capturing this moment of the subject before one of his beloved war re-enactments. I myself am a fan of history and vintage images so it was easy for me to stay inspired throughout the painting process. I hope the happy couple enjoys their portrait!
Want to commission your own? Contact me at Info@MalindaPrudhomme.com.
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