Susan Garrington


(posted on 14 Jul 2018)

I have been recently spending less time painting and more time relaxing in our garden.This hasn't been completely by choice, but more by necessity. Life is full of surprises and one morning I woke up surprised by a very sore back. Painting seemed to exacerbate the problem so....

...short stints of sketching and taking photos in our garden have had to suffice. I have been unable to attend several Gallery Painting Group paint outs and missed the Opening at Westland of The Square Foot Show.

Things are improving, however I am ignoring the calls from a partially completed painting in the studio for a few more days.

Yesterday we drove to Strathroy as I was suffering from a severe case of cabin fever. We visited an antique store where I fell in love with several things, some of which may appear in future paintings. Of course we drove on some country roads and stopped long enough for me to photograph some delightful wild things growing by the roads. I am sure that the manufacturer of our car did not have sore backs in mind when they added heated seats but they sure help!

I will be delivering two paintings to the Glenhyrst Gallery in Brantford for the Biennial Juried Show. This year there were 636 paintings submitted and 59 were accepted. The dates for the Exhibition are July 28 to September 23 with the Opening taking place on August 3rd from 7 - 9 pm.

Two more juried shows have entry deadlines quickly approaching. I will let you know if I am accepted into either of them.

In the meantime, enjoy summer in whatever way you love and may all of life's surprises for you be pleasant ones.

Bonne Fete de la Bastille!