Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

--Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, August 10, 2012

Reflecting on Art in the Heart

Saki Stoneware
Even though we dealt with some pretty high temperatures at last week's Art in the Heart event, i had a blast. It was so great to visit and hang out with talented artists and view their work. It was also equally exciting to meet with collectors; some i hadn't seen for a while and others, this was our first meeting.
A big thank you to all who braved the heat to come enjoy a great weekend of art!
During my wanderings i came across many great pieces of art. One artist in particular, Robin Hominiuk, a local potter had some lovely stoneware pieces. And of course, me being me and always on the lookout for new and interesting things to paint, i knew in a flash that i wanted to step up and get some of this awesome stoneware.
So, i was torn between two small displays.... couple that with the fact that my wife was out of town for the weekend at a writers convention and i had sold a few paintings, and...... Bingo, you guessed it - i got both sets. I just couldn't resist, plus i had NO adult supervision.....
Even though i did offer one up as a gift to, My Dearest, i'm sure it will soon wind up in a painting too.
So, again, a big thank you to all who visited, Downtown Vancouver, to partake in Art in the Heart, you really helped fuel an artists fire. And many thanks go to Kevin Weaver, Director of Art on the Boulevard, for hosting and keeping us hydrated. You're THE BEST Kev!


  1. I love this painting; it's got the texture of the pottery. Good eye. Good buy. I would have bought both too riding high on recent sales (with or without supervision). Wonderful still life Michael.

  2. Beautiful piece, Mike. As long as you can get your easel in the doghouse with you, you should be fine. I'm sorry I missed the event.

  3. It's great to see the artsy side of Vancouver that I didn't get to see when I was there last year. Of course, it's always the luck of the draw when I can make such a trip. But I, like you, am always on the look out for great art and, of course, meeting with great artists. Your work is really steaming with momentum! I'm sure it had nothing to do with the heat!!! Great to hear from you, Michael!

  4. I love the way you incorporated Robins pottery into the painting Mike, great job! Thanks goes to YOU and all of the artists who came out and set up for 2 days and survived the heat! I'm so glad you came away with a few pieces to add to your collection....there was lots of great art to choose from, I love all the pieces I got! :-)

  5. You can't be blamed--everyone needs good pottery! I love your painting of it. Congratulations on the sale. I was so sorry not to get to Friday. I wanted to come heckle you. I saw Kevin's photos, however, and your display looked wonderful--!