Spotlight on ~ Lorraine Khachatourians

What inspires me to paint is usually something nearby, whose shape or colour interests me. Highlighting those bottles or shells or flowers with focussed light brings out the elements of those items that intrigue me. As a result, I collect things – old bottles, old silver, shells, glass floats, leaves, seeds, everyday things – and find interesting fruits and vegetables, and raid my garden for inspiration. Then I assemble them to play with colours, shapes, reflections and textures. Some end up in my paintings, which I hope you will come by and see, along with all of our group’s new works, at our upcoming April show, April 13 – 15 at Grace Westminster Auditorium (details coming soon; watch our Facebook page too).

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‘Peaches and Copper Pot’, Oil on linen panel

You can see more of my work at Redberry Art.

Coming in November ~ a one day Open Studio Show and Sale!

On Monday November 27, the Artists’ Workshop is going to be holding a one day only Open Studio Show and Sale at our studio space at the Grace Westminster Auditorium. The studio will be open from 11 am to 9 pm. We will also have many of the artists working, so you can see our newest works in progress. Please come by, chat with us, and ask questions.

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Spotlight on ~ Lorraine Khachatourians

This year I am looking more and more at colour, that is, how to represent the colours I see in the various objects I enjoy painting, in way that comes closest to how I see them. Over the past few months I have been paying more attention to the characteristics of colour and how to recreate them from the pigments in the paint. It is like solving a puzzle or a mystery, both of which I have always enjoyed. Below are photos of both works in progress of my favourite subjects, fruits and metal reflections, which you will be able to see completed at our open studio, and some finished pieces.

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‘Works in progess’

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‘Stories Inside’ – a current show

With winter in full swing, and the holiday season winding down, we can take time to check out other things going on in our community.

Paige Mortensen, a member of our group, currently has a show entitled ‘Stories Inside’ at the Royal Gallery, The Centre Mall Saskatoon, from now until January 8, 2016. The series was inspired by Paige’s trip to Europe, all the fascinating doors, and wondering about the stories behind them.

Here are a few of the pieces you can see at the show. Just until January 8th!

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Watercolour Batik on Ginwashi paper 12×18″

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Watercolour Batik on Ginwashi paper 12×18″

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Watercolour Batik on Ginwashi paper 18×24″ wrapped on canvas

Art in the Garden 2014

Coming up August 16 and 17, will be Art in the Garden 2014. Karen Maguire and Kathleen Slavin, from the Artists’ Workshop, will be holding the show in Karen’s lovely garden, at 16 Cambridge Crescent in Saskatoon. The show will features paintings, sculpture, and photography by Karen, Kathleen, Sylvia Thompson, John Perret, and James Korpan.

Show times:

Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, Aug 17, noon – 5 pm.

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