I am running low on art supplies and won't receive my shipment until Friday, so today I've decided to tell you a little about one of my paintings.
Gold Paper (for Miss Manners) was inspired by my grade three teacher, Karen Manners. She was a young teacher and very enthusiastic and creative. She set up an art station in the corner of the classroom and brought in all kinds of supplies. If you behaved then you were rewarded with some free time at the craft table. I remember that she brought in this really shiny silver and gold paper. It was thick like cardboard but so shiny you could see your reflection in it. This doesn't seem so special nowadays but back then it was the most beautiful paper I had ever seen. All of the girls loved the paper and we made sure not to waste any of it. That was the only year that Miss Manners taught me because the next year she got married and moved away. I have no idea where she went after teaching in Cobourg, Ontario, but I hope that she brought her gold paper to her other students and that they enjoyed it was much as I did. Wherever you are, Miss Manners, thank-you.
Phew! The group art show 'Seasons Past' is now over. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun with many friends (new and old) stopping by over the course of the day. I wanted to thank-you all for your support, advice, comments, and purchases. I hope you enjoy your new pieces of art as much as I enjoyed creating them. I have updated the Gallery page for you with the new work and pricing. It's not too late to purchase for Christmas, if you live in my area you can pick up from me or I can deliver to you. It is however too late for me to ship. Once again, thank-you.
The art show is this week! The art show is this week! Can you feel the excitement? I know the rest of the ladies in the Untitled art group are busy putting the last minute touches on their work and organizing their move in. As for myself, I finished a large painting last week (there is a story behind that one) and I have one (well, maybe two more) small ones to complete before my varnish deadline of Thursday. All of my paintings will have finished sides, UV top coat, and wires so that they are ready to be hung in their new homes immediately. You may wonder why Thursday is my varnish deadline. It takes three days to cure the varnish so anything that doesn't get coated that day will have to wait for another show. I've included a picture of my art 'studio' to give you a peek inside where I create each day.
I will keep you updated on my latest work and perhaps some insight into my creative process.
Jennifer Trefiak, Trefiak Art, Copyright 2018