Group Show

The Inner Gallery, Bois D’Orange will be opening a group show of St. Lucian Artists and Craftspersons on Tuesday, 19th at 7:00 p.m. The pink tourmaline ring is one of my pieces in the show. Remember that Christmas is coming! This is a perfect chance to buy handmade and local. You’ll have time to make special orders.

Christopher Cox

I have received the last painting and the wait was worth it. Chris is known for his paintings of native Caribbean birds. Frigate birds are featured in this view of Anse La Raye fishing village. It is acrylic on canvas.  

Rocks

Renée Terry opted to do a charcoal drawing of the rocks along the road.

Global Destruction

This time I am posting the painting done by Louise Boulter. Can’t paint in a fishing village without a depiction of a local fisherman in his craft. This is acrylic paint.

Painting by Talitha Horn

This is another painting accomplished last Sunday. It is watercolor on paper.

Anse La Raye, St. Lucia

This is Anse La Raye, as depicted in oil by Cecil Fevrier on Sunday, September 12 for the Annual World Wide Paint Out day. I’ll post another artist’s work tomorrow.

Day of Plein Air Painting

A week ago 6 of us went down to Anse La Raye for a day of painting. About 1:00 there was a downpour, but most of us had a substantial version of the scene by that time. We were on a hill that has a scenic look out to the fishing village. I was attracted to one of the shelters used by vendors selling wares to tourists. A group of rocks at my feet also caught my attention. Both are 9×12, oil on canvas.

Carnival

Carnival takes place in St. Lucia in July. I have just gotten around to recording my impression of the ” joie de vive” of the carnival season. This is 18” x 18”. Oil on canvas. $485 US

Box For Firing Bronze Clay

I just want to pass along a tip. Yesterday, I made some objects from bronze clay. I fired them in a stainless steel container and let the kiln cool down overnight. Everything worked well except for the black flakes all over the kiln from the container. Such a mess. I remember that Hadar Jacobson had posted directions to make a firing box with fiber board a few days ago. I modified her directions and made a firing box to use the next time I fire copper or bronze clay. After testing this box, I found that it works best without the cover. The brick is an insulator and doesn’t allow heat in with the cover on. Place your bronze or copper pieces into the charcoal and fire following manufacturers directions. No more mess in the kiln. In addition, you can use the fiber board, as Hadar did, instead of brick to make the box , and be able to use the cover. I cut fire brick pieces to make the box top, bottom and side walls. I used some Pyrolite EZ Fill ( from Paragon ) that is usually used to fix divots in the fiberglass kiln sides in the seams of the box. The pyrolite isn’t sticky like a glue, but I used it because I wanted to prevent charcoal leakage along the seams. ( The box isn’t measured with precision. ) When it dries it will fill gaps. Binding wire is really holding the box together. The box measures 4.5”wide x 4.5” deep x 5” high. I hope this will help all the base metal clay people out there.

Limes on pink tissue

A new painting. I hadn’t painted for a while since the renovations are being done on my house. But we’re waiting for materials to come, so I had a few free days. This is oil on canvas. $450 US