the Ou-telier scrapbook
our Artists in Residence past & present share their art & experience at The Ou.
Master artist Ruby paces around the studio every evening in contemplation. #dogchamp #stolenbrush
How easy we are to deny ourselves the time for complete focus on something we love to do. I feel in my element listening to music, painting, and hanging with my thoughts over a cup of coffee. In my third week here at The Ou I am finding myself in the zone. Exercising the practice of oil painting and observational drawing. I’m letting my current environment leak into my work which feels as fluid as the mist shifting through the mountains. ⛰ Here are a few works in progress! #wip #vancouverisland #canadianart #oilpainting #interiorexterior #duncanbc #landscapepainting
Introducing Toronto based artist, Val Sears! Working on her series of reductive interior and window motifs, Val is an accomplished exhibiting painter. Follow along and learn more about Val at www.valsears.ca . . . . . #artresidency #artistresidency #artistes #artlife #canadianartist #artistatwork #artstudio #studiolife
More of amazing #vancouverisland v. #portrenfrew - got lucky with another day of cool autumn sun and more hikes and sights than can be absorbed in one day! #ougallery #ouartistresidency #vancouverislandartist
Had a lovely opening Friday night with lots of friends, old and new, in a great space and location. Thanks again to Barclay and Donovan and the Ou for this great opportunity! The last little abstract guy sold as well, always a nice way to start a show :) #theougallery #cowichanbay #vancouverislandartist #happythanksgiving #ouartistresidency
Fall evening at the @theougallery ! Workworkwork
Autumn summer at #theougallery ! Love feeling those warm rays of the sun
I rarely use detailed images but these are some of the process fragments from a few pieces that I’m working on at the moment #Studiotime #artstudio #wetpaint #ougallery #artistresidency #contemporaryart @peterholden61
Just a few of the really great pieces on the Ou’s current group show “Back To School” up now Oct 6 - come have a look and explore the many visions :) #theougallery #vancouverislandart #duncanbc #groupshow
Enjoying exploring the gorgeous area around Duncan - including the lovely Chemainus and its numerous public murals including this lovely one. No shortage of inspiration and ideas for work ! #chemainus #duncanbc #vancouverisland #theougallery #artistresidency #imagedevelopment #art
After a couple of rainy days here at the Ou the creek besides is filling up and wonderful to watch and fall asleep to at night :) #fallishere #theougallery #artistresidency #duncanbc #creeklife
First post from the new resident at the fantastic #theougallery and residency. New larger work spaces are opening up all kinds of great ideas and work and the setting here in #Duncan and #cowichanvalley is pretty spectacular - vineyards and everything! Come visit :) . #artistresidency #contemporaryart #artscommunity #vancouverisland @peterholden61
Next up this month is painter @peterholden61! This artist has a dizzying history of living all over the world; from Amsterdam to California, Italy to Mexico - studying art and chasing music, obsessing over Diebenkorn & finding his own artistic voice. He’s already been painting up a storm so follow along to see some of his process & creations 🎨🎨🎨 . . . . . . #artistresidency #artistinresidence #vancouverisland #vanisle #pnw #takeover
Four weeks residency @theougallery: Pop up show @luekeclaudia , fun, food and support @barclayafia and @donovarose
Fern - horsetail structures- last working day @theougallery last pieces @luekeclaudia
Fern structures, photo transfer, acrylic paint & shellac on aluminium @theougallery
Sent these little beauties off to a new home! 💕👏 . . “Fragments of Ruhr” Photo transfer, shellac & acrylic on aluminum.
Fern- Fragments 28x25 Inches phototransfer, acrylic paint and shellac mounted on a found wooden board...
Final set up for tomorrow - opening 5-7pm @theougallery- works @luekeclaudia on metal, fabric and bottermilk painted windows. You’re welcome to see all works in person 😊
Fern and horsetail structures on metal ... Those works are difficult to photograph... but you’re invited to see it live: @luekeclaudia @theougallery Opening Thursday 5-7 pm