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Getting Inspired

I’ve been a bit all over the place lately, but I’ve recommitted myself to my forest stencil that I bagan at the beginning of 2014. It’s a beast, and with all of the detail it takes forever.

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I’m really starting to make ground on it and you can begin to see the trees forming.

To get myself inspired again, I hit up a few art shows in only a couple of days. I checked out Hanna Hur‘s Get Well Soon Slow Editions Book Launch at Art Metropole which was different than most shows I attend. The art book was comprised of flower drawings created while in the hospital, of arrangements visitors had left for the artist.  It was pretty rad and the shop as well.

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The second show I attended that night was Jon Todd‘s Outsiders at Hermann & Audrey which showcased his brand of portraiture and story telling through mixed media painting and collage. It’s alway great to see his work in person (like any artist for that matter) because you don’t get to experience the scale and depth of the materials used from a computer screen.

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Then only a day later I hit up the AGO. I went to finally see the Michelangelo: Quest for Genius and Alex Colville Shows.

leitch_AGOTo be honest I walked right through Michelangelo: Quest for Genius.  I’m not sure if it’s just where I’m at with my own art, but I just found it completely boring.  The Alex Colville show in my opinion was amazing.  Room upon room of countless works and sketches spanning his career.  I found his water colours of the war really cool and thought they would inspire many concept artists with his execution.

Now that I’ve seen that Alex Colville inspired so much of The Shining I should finally watch it… this week would be perfect.

Happy Halloween

 

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