BC Author and Watercolor Artist
Nickless Islet, Low Tide
A new watercolor painting, the fifth of six, four
have found homes with someone in the last
month. I'm pretty excited about revisiting my
watercolor tools the last while after focusing
on acrylic on canvas for several years.
I love the translucency, the luminosity, the
way color can be layered to shimmer and
glow with iridescence. several of the new works
are 'on location' paintings. I use a limited
palette which exploits the behavioral
characteristics of the various pigments.
Hence it is easy to express a sandy beach or
textured stone without painting every
stroke ~ you just lay in water, then charge in
the selected pigments and wait while they
settle themselves into the paper.
Summer 2017 ~ has been wonderful so far,
weather has been sunny with rain at just the
right intervals to keep the trees from dying of
thirst and the water tank full.
We so enjoyed sharing our potting techniques at Pierres@Echo Bay at the end of July, the visitors were interested and appreciative as we demonstrated throwing and clay techniques. The new breezeway was a perfect place to hang paintings which looked good in the light reflecting up from the water. Now I am preparing for a three-week exhibit of some new and some old paintings at the Net Loft Art gallery at the Seine Boat Inn. I have been welcomed by the Alert Bay Artists Society as a member after I gave a workshop there a couple years ago. The show will run from September 5-24 with a wine and cheese reception on Friday September the 8th. time tba.
Yvonne's Books ~
If you are interested in the story of the Broughton Archipelago...look for these books on BC Ferries, independent BC bookstores, Billy's Museum or have a studio tour at SeaRose Studio near Echo Bay to see what artworks Al and Yvonne have under way.
Colour the British Columbia Coast takes you to the southern Gulf islands, Pacific Rim park, the Broughton Archipelago and up the central coast to beautiful Haida Gwaii, featuring the people and places of our remarkable land/seascape. Drawings are printed on good quality paper for colouring or painting, each with a tear-out strip so you can mount or hang your picture. To the left of each drawing a short description of the scene, a book title or internet site offers more information about the topic. An Artist's Tip on each page too, which makes this book a whole lot more than just another colouring book! Retailing at $20.00, Colour the British Columbia Coast promises a lot of enjoyable creative time....
Read Bill Proctor and Yvonne's enduring classic of the history, people and places of the Broughton Archipelago - Full Moon Flood Tide - 10,000 copies sold...! Tide Rips and Back Eddies continues the tradition and offers an in-depth portrait of Blackfish Sound.
In Drawn to Sea, Yvonne creates stunning, lyrical word pictures of her home in the Broughton Archipelago. Making the most of the tools available, from paintbrush to chainsaw, she has flourished in this remote area, carving out a home and a career in a place far from just about everyone.
Available in your local bookstore, online or through Yvonne
copyright © Caitlin Press 2013. http://caitlin-press.com/our-books/drawn-to-sea/
Day's End at Gwayasdums
In this new watercolor painting , (16 x 20 framed) the boat is safe on the beach, the old totem
stands, wings aloft embracing the dusky light as night comes. The muted evening colours lend a mysterious
and timeless quality to the moment.
You can order Drawn to Sea, Full Moon Flood Tide and Tide Rips and Back Eddies
(each 25.00) or Colour the British Columbia Coast (20.00) from me, see contact
page or email me...email@example.com
A beautiful video was made at Nanaimo North
Library, by Derek Johnstone of Shaw TV,