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For Sale!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you have enjoyed what you’ve seen so far. Here are a few more original artworks that are looking for a home.

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“All Of a Sudden I was Surrounded” Paper Collage on a Wood Cradle Panel with ink and graphite Size: 16×20 inches Asking Price: $150 cdn

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“Out of Place” Handcoloured Soul drawing mounted on a Wood Cradle Panel Image Size: 12×12 inches (13×13 with black wood frame) Asking Price: $125 cdn

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“Fairy Tale” Handcoloured Soul Drawing mounted on a wood cradle panel Size: 18×24 inches Asking Price: $250 cdn

Thank you for having a look, and I hope you find something you like!

Trina

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March Madness

Hello All,

Here are a few more art works looking for homes. Today I’m posting a few big works. Enjoy and as always I look forward to your thoughts.

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Red Sun Over the Blue Horizon Acrylic on a Wood Cradle Panel Size: 20×32 inches Original price: $300

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Rest in the Clouds Acrylic on a Wood Cradle Panel Size: 40×60 inches (Framed with a thin white powder coated steel frame) Original price: $1250 cdn

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Print Foundation #1 Mixed Media on a Wood Cradle Panel Size: 47×38.25 inches Original Price: $500 This is an older work and the edges are a little beat up but she is still a beauty.


The Start of the March Maddness Sale

Hello All,

I here is the first of many posts to come. Now remember I do Pay Pal, I ship, and your always welcome to pop by the studio on Fridays to pick one in person. You may find a gem before it’s even posted! All posts have the original asking price so offer what you can. Lets get Started!

Encaustic on Wood Cradle Panel with Collage Size 8x8 inches Original Price: $50 cdn

Two Critters Encaustic on Wood Cradle Panel with Collage
Size 8×8 inches
Original Price: $60 cdn

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Hairy Critter Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel Size: 18×24 inches Original asking price: $250 cdn

Remember if you’ve seen a work posted in the past and are wondering if it is still available.. you just have to ask.. .it may still be around and could be yours!

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Don’t Under Estimate the Little Guys Etching on Rice Paper Mounted on to a wood cradle panel Size: 5.25×17 inches Original asking price: $125 cdn

For those of us who like to be a bit more private feel free to email me at: trinaganson@gmail.com

I hope to hear from you soon,
Trina


Made in Canada & A Cultural Crawl!

I know that this is coming down the pipe quick. I have been busy getting ready for two very wonderful events happening this weekend and all across Canada! The first one is the Cultural Crawl, or other wise know as Canadian Cultural Days. Here in the sunny Okanagan Kelowna will be part taking in this event and the West Side alone will have over 80 Artists setting up shop and opening studios there. So Check out your local paper for a Cultural guide as this is an whole country events! Friday, September 26, Saturday September 27, and Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Then there is the Esty Made in Canada Show! This is also an across Canada show but will only be found in select cities, but the product will not disappoint. Below are a few links to find out more about this event and to see if one is in your neighborhood. The one I will be attending will be in Kelowna held at the Sandhill Winery located at 1125 Richter St, Kelowna, BC. on Saturday September 27th, 2014, from 10-5pm. This are all FREE events to attend so get out there and see what`s in your community!

I hope you get inspired!

Trina

Links to Connect you!

http://culturedays.ca/en

https://www.etsy.com/ca/madeincanada

http://culturedays.ca/en/2014-activities/view/54027e71-25f4-4847-9225-30ad4c4a89be

https://www.facebook.com/events/250032135201733/


It’s That Time of Year Again!

ArtWalk 2014!

Lake Country ArtWalk, the largest of its kind in the BC interior, showcases original works of art and live performances created by visual and performing artists living in the Okanagan Valley. More than  300  artists of all media are exhibiting over 3000 original works of art. Artist Angela Bonten, Sarah Parsons, and Trina Ganson from Studio 113 will be there this year. If your around stop in and say hello, we’d love to hear what you think.

When:

Saturday & Sunday, September 6 & 7, 10am-5pm

Where: 

Lake Country Community Complex

10241 Bottomwood Lake Rd, Lake Country, BC – View Map  Parking Info

Price:   Only a Toonie ($2)

Proceeds from ArtWalk go to supporting the arts in our community.

Artwalk is truly a community event with many volunteers working hard to make this festival happen, and with community groups contributing in numerous ways.

 

Hope to see you there!

Trina


By All Means Paint

By All Means Paint is an amazing video that Opus Art Supplies has put together based off of Vincent Van Gogh`s quote. I am so very honored that they ask me to create an image for this video. I created a painting of one of my squids, and my word was Means. So check it out and let me know what you think. The video is super cool and bound to stir up some emotion. Check out the video at http://www.opusartsupplies.com/byallmeanscreate  and Tweet your thoughts: @OpusArtSupplies #ByAllMeansCreate or contact me directly @trinaganson

I am looking forward to your thoughts and perhaps your own interpretation of Vincent Van Gogh’s quote.

Keep Making your Marks,

Hugs Trina


Keep Trying

A few months back I was informed that Strathmore Artist Papers put a call out to the world of artists asking for new art works for their 2014 Card Art contest, so naturally I sent a few images their way. I thought why not, you gotta start some where. With fingers crossed I hoped that maybe I could be one of the luck ones to have my artwork and name on a box of blank cards, offering inspiration to others. It was just the other day I  heard back from Strathmore, it was a very nice email and the Strathmore team thanked me for my interest, etc. At the end of the wonderful letter they regretted to inform me that they did not select any of my images a winner. Bummer! You win some and you lose some, but art is subjective and the three images that were selected are really great! In the end I was and am still happy that I had put myself out there and gave it ago. I’m gonna try again next time around, because you never know when yours will be the perfect fit.  Congratulation to the three winners you all have created a wonderful work of art. To everyone like me who just went for it, Good Job! Way to put yourself out there and see what happens. Here is the link to the 2014 Card Art Contest. http://www.strathmoreartist.com/greeting-card-contest.html

 

Until next time, have a great adventure with an art supply!

Trina


I’m Back….

Hello All,

I am back and am ready to start sharing my art and art experiences with you once again. I fell off the wagon of one a days, but I hope to get right back on again. I have been working on a few paintings, block prints, cards, and one of my newest loves, handmade books. This week I had the pleasure of playing with Golden Artist Colors newest product a watercolor called QoR. This is a Very cool product with a few unique colors, and not to mention it’s a something ‘new’ for the watercolour world. The paint constitutes quickly and the saturation of colour is FABULOUS. I really did enjoy my play time with this product, and I will be adding a few QoR colors to my collection of watercolours. If your into watercolour give this new product a try you will not be disappointed. Other than product playing I’m just working away and doing me best to keep my art up to date and available on line, I have even updated my blog pages. I did not add a ton of new works, but instead added the links to other sites that have my work rotating. I feel like this is the best way as I am always creating and honestly these websites are just easier to add art to. Here on Trina Ganson Blog I hope to continue to share what I am learning about art materials, my art experiences, and add pics that relate to those topics. Perhaps you’ll find some time to explore the web links and see a few other artists that might inspire you to give something a go.

Until next time, thanks for keeping in touch.

Trina


Under the Covers Day 14 & 15

What a couple of days! You know your not well when preparing dinner wipes you out. I have been doing things in inter volts, between naps, and zone out time on the couch. I did manage to get to a few little critters done up for the one a day challenge.

Day 14 – After a hot cup of tea I was feeling a bit better and decided there was no time like the present to give my self some creative moments.

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Day 15 was full of more naps, and hot tea. I think I spent most of the day under the covers, in a comatose. I did however managed to get a little creative time in. Day 15

I hope that tomorrow will be a better day and that I am back at work. As much as I like the naps and creative inter volts, I do also enjoy being out of the house and chatting with other like minds, not to mention who likes to be wiped out after dinner prep.

Until next time, Keep healthy.

Trina


Summer Fell Away

What a season, I have to admit the summer went by so fast. I wish I had a ton of stories about intense adventures. Nor was there an epic amount of camping, as I stuck close to home to tend a larger garden, and spend time with my family and friends. Which also meant no second road trip to the Great Northern for fishing. But I did manage to fit in one big adventure to Ottawa, where I got to see the Star Wars Show. Super cool concept to create your own Jedi, if it is in your area, and if your a fan… or not.. you should check it out. It will be worth it! So since I was in Ottawa why not take a drive and head over to up State New York for a few days, to do few hikes in the Adirondack Mountains near Lake Placid. I had never been, so why not right?!?  We found our selves on what was said to be an easier hike. Only about 4.5 miles to the top, no problem… lol  Well when we got there it turns out the hike began to look like a dry river bed, then is started to get steeper. Yep that is right, we were hiking (climbing) up a dry water fall! After a major sweat and  aching soar muscles we made it to the top. What an Amazing place, the views are breath taking. I can see why the Olympics were held there. This whole area, drive included, is such a lovely space to recharge your creative juices.CIMG9147

This picture above is of another mountain, White Face, if I remember correctly, it was the one that had an elevator in it. lol Turns out it there is a weather station at the top. I could go on and on, but I will just leave it at that. This area is one of those ‘must see for yourself’. I think that’s what most places are like, and the best parts about adventures are the stories that are shared.

Some how no matter how much I planned to do some local BC camping, the summer just slipped away into cool nights, and the garden is starting to change with it. The canning season is at my door step,  and I am beginning to feel like I am already awaiting fall.

However, I know there is still a bit of summer time to be had, so in the mean time perhaps you’ll want to join me and a few others this September 7 & 8.  You will find me with Studio 113 in the Memorial Hall at the Annual Okanagan Lake Country Art Walk. This event is jam packed full of amazing local talent. If you live in the area and have two bucks, take a day, or two and check this event out!  I promise this will be great adventure to bring in the fall, and it will be full of surprises around every corner.

For more information please visit:  http://www.artwalk.ca/ or Facebook them at Lake Country Art Walk

Until Next Time! May you have many stories to share this fall.