Monday, November 16, 2015

Matthew Tarini Small Works

 Above Lake Louise, 12" x 12", oil on board
High Park, 6" x 6", oil on board
 On Saturday November 21, 2015 we are opening Small Works - new paintings and drawings by Matthew Tarini and Leslie Watts. Matthew moved to Edmonton, Alberta in September and many of his new paintings reflect his new surroundings.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Matthew Tarini & Leslie Watts Small Works

We are pleased to be having a show of small works by Leslie Watts & Matt Tarini from November 21 - December 4, 2015. We will have ten new oil paintings by Matt, work that he has done since his recent move to Edmonton and twenty eight drawings by Leslie using a new process she has developed. 

 "I've turned to a new technique recently.  These pieces are made with graphite and conservator's wax, an acid free paste wax normally used for cleaning and polishing. The process involves not only scraping back to the bare Claybord, but adding more layers of graphite and wax, then scraping again.  Although I've mainly used a mini box cutter for the scraping, some of these effects are achieved with a waxy rag, cotton swabs, sandpaper, and steel wool.  In order to add traces of colour, I've also used touches of egg tempera, pigment mixed with wax, and brown shoe polish."

 The work will be available for sale at 9:30 on Saturday morning November 21 and Leslie will be in the gallery on the Saturday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 to meet with people and discuss her new work.