07.09.15 Exhibition

I spent a couple of hours at the Art Gallery of Ontario today.  This is my second visit since we arrived in Toronto on Monday.  The first visit was a scouting trip to see what is there and what I am interested in.  So today I went through the “Picturing the Americas” Art show. They had amazing works from the top of the Americas to the very bottom.

07.09.15 Shawna at AGO

I also found this painting. I have always liked this painting by JW Waterhouse – “I Am Half-Sick of Shadows,” Said the Lady of Shalott

07.09.15 JW Waterhousesm


I love that I can see she is tired of working on the tapestry, stretching back while she looks outside (the outside is reflected in the mirror behind her) longingly. Can’t we all relate on a glorious day when we have work to do but would rather be enjoying the nice weather.

Today I focused on getting decent photos of paintings and making notes about the compositional elements that I see that the various artists employed.  I will be teaching a range of old and new courses this fall and in January and February.  One of the courses will be on composition!  🙂

I have been painting here. I hope to have a small painting finished here soon. It has a lot of details to paint! And we are having a good time here in TO.  Tonight we went to the dress rehearsal of the PanAm Games Opening Ceremonies!  The show is amazing but it is secret until after tomorrow night.

See you soon!