SOLD is Always a Thrill!

I just had word that this piece SOLD last week, through the cooperative shop/gallery that hosts a few of my pieces.

How delightful! I am always honoured and thrilled to learn that a wonderful person out there has been so touched by a painting I've created that they willingly exchange their hard earned money to own it.

Welcome to my new Collector!

Created as a plein air study, this painting attempts to capture the colours and shades of vibrant moss and light splashed across a tiny island hillside in Charlton Lake, Ontario.

Cool Mossy Hillside, Charlton Lake, Ontario

11”×14”

Acrylic on canvas panel

Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto

Original: SOLD

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Small Paintings, Long Titles

Standing in the shadows gazing through the trees silhouetted against the sky and sun-touched hill top thinking how wonderful the earth smells, how soft the breeze and what a blessing the birdsong is to my ears.

Is that too long a title for this little painting?

Paintings encapsulate memories and emotions in a visceral way. The more I paint, the more I want to paint.

And you? How do you revisit the wonder and delight of your journey?

In the course of painting these Ontario landscapes I discovered both a way to enjoy using acrylics (my preferences are oils and watercolour) and a way to express perception and emotion through colour. I've always felt like the Weird One, because I seè colours that most of the other people In my life simply didn't see. It made me afraid to use colour in my artwork. Using acrylics with bold, simple brush work or palette knife, lends itself particularly well to expressing and expanding the colours I see and the feelings a scene creates.

Sunlit Hillside, Charleton Lake, Ontario.  Acrylic on canvas, 11”x14”. Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto. 2017

Sunlit Hillside, Charleton Lake, Ontario.

Acrylic on canvas, 11”x14”. Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto. 2017

The United Way Holiday Home and Studio Tour

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The United Way Holiday Home Tour event in which I was so delighted to be able to participate, was a grand success! Many tickets were sold, all of the proceeds going to the efforts of the United Way in Halton Hills.

I was so blessed to be hosted by fellow artist, sculptor Susan Pippy and her husband Bill, in their gorgeous home. I must say their home made my art look fabulous! 😘❤ Thank you guys!

To the many volunteers and organizers who made this event not only successful but fun, thank you!

I was delighted to take part.

To the lovely, lovely people who toured the homes, it was wonderful to chat with you, to get to know you a little. ❤ Thank you for supporting the United Way!

Much to my surprise and further delight, this new painting found a new home in someone's heart. Thank you to my new collector!

SOLD

I Hear You Calling Me

Acrylic on canvas

30"×40"×1.5"

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This lake and landscape impressionist style palette knife painting was created in studio using photos I'd taken while staying at Charlton Lake, Ontario. I love using photos as a jumping off point for my imagination and feelings rather than merely recording what the camera caught in a moment of time.

This lake and landscape impressionist style palette knife painting was created in studio using photos I'd taken while staying at Charlton Lake, Ontario. I love using photos as a jumping off point for my imagination and feelings rather than merely recording what the camera caught in a moment of time.

Epiphanies and Process

I'm sharing a painting that sold a while ago.

I remember well the process was a struggle at first. And then, an epiphany!

Let go.

Just release all my expectations of "should" and "must". Let the brush and the paint reach into my heart and express how I felt about that scene, that fleeting moment.

And now, that memory , that feeling is indelible.

And that, my friend, is why I paint.

Does that resonate? Are you drawn to artwork that speaks to some secret or not so secret place in your being?

Created using acrylic paint on canvas and no small portion of my soul. Finding myself at peace in the Northern Ontario lakes, rocks and skies.

Created using acrylic paint on canvas and no small portion of my soul. Finding myself at peace in the Northern Ontario lakes, rocks and skies.