Working in Colour

Over the years, I’ve always come back to some of my favourite colours – for example, my Black and White series.  A friend recently suggested that I start working in brighter colours than I had been using, that I “go grazy” as she said.  Here are two pieces from a series in started working on – I’ll call it my Fuchsia series.  I created four paintings over a few days, two of which have now gone to a new home.

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Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (part two)

Ten days to go for the 2015 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE). The TOAE is an annual juried art fair that takes place at Nathan Phillips Square, the plaza in front of Toronto City Hall.  This year’s exhibition will be on September 18, 19 and 20, from 10:30 to 18:30 each day.

I was very pleased to have been selected to participate in this year’s exhibition.  I will be in booth A8, in the northwest corner of Nathan Phillips Square.

I’ve been painting pretty much every day since I returned from Ireland in late March, so I’m ready to go…  Well… almost.  Here are a few samples of the paintings that I will be showing at the exhibition.  You can also check out my new paintings under the Oil Paintings tab.

If you’re in the Toronto area at the time of the exhibition, come look at art and say hello.

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Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

I’m very excited to have been selected to participate in the 2015 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This year’s event will take place at Nathan Phillips Square (in front of Toronto City Hall) on September 18, 19 and 20.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Toronto’s first, largest, and longest running outdoor art fair showcasing the work of visual artists in every discipline from painting to sculpture to fabric arts. The TOAE attracts an audience of over 100,000 people annually.  Yellow - TBA

I look forward to seeing you at the TOAE in September. Until then, drop me a line at info@jdcoto.com if you’re looking for art, or if you just want to see what I’ve been up to.

Black and White

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People who know me and followers of my blog might know that I have somewhat love affair with works in black and white. I’ve painted the occasional oil on canvas as part of a series that I call Illusions of Black and White.

I’ve recently started working on a series of black and white works on paper. The paper is a bit rippled because I’m working in a cool and damp environment, but I think the pictures give an idea of what I’m working on. More to come.

Exhibition – Inspired by Landscape

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An exhibition of my paintings continues until Sunday, November at Artscape Triangle Gallery, 38 Abell Street, Toronto.  I will be at the Gallery fron 2:00 tp 6:00 each day.