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Ideas & Art from Rob Elliott and Christine Cosby

Songbird Modern

Four new paintings for an exhibition in Cottage Country this August.

I will be teaching a sketchbook course at a Chautauqua in Windermere, Ontario. As part of the event, participating instructors will be featured in the art show “A Sense of Place”.

These paintings are similar to the Monkey Modern pieces I did about a decade ago for Flying Pony. For the last few years I have been locking my colours into the black borders instead of the loose registration I am better known for. It’s the influence of the 1970s books and television I have been perusing.

These paintings mark a return to looser colour placement, and the addition of a new element – black hash lines over the colour blocking. I am liking the effect.

Blue Jay, Songbird Modern series ©Rob Elliott 2022
Blue Jay, Songbird Modern series, 12″x12″ ©Rob Elliott 2022
Goldfinch, Songbird Modern series ©Rob Elliott 2022
Goldfinch, Songbird Modern series, 12″x12″ ©Rob Elliott 2022
Cardinal, Songbird Modern series ©Rob Elliott 2022
Cardinal, Songbird Modern series, 12″x12″ ©Rob Elliott 2022
Chickadee, Songbird Modern series ©Rob Elliott 2022
Chickadee, Songbird Modern series, 12″x12″ ©Rob Elliott 2022

My Pandemic Diary – The End

One final page to sum up My Pandemic Diary! When I made my last post on the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic declaration, I knew I might have something else to say. Here’s a page I have titled “Coda” that sums up the sort of ending to the plague.

http://swizzlestudio.com/my-pandemic-diary-part-3/#page47

Links to all three volumes of the diary can be found here!
Part 1: http://swizzlestudio.com/my-pandemic-diary/
Part 2: http://swizzlestudio.com/my-pandemic-diary-part-2/
Part 3: http://swizzlestudio.com/my-pandemic-diary-part-3/

Big news: My Pandemic Diary! will be exhibited at the Niagara Artists Centre in St. Catharines from August 20 to Sept 1. Details soon!

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