The second of three paintings of the squirrels of September in Canada, this one taking a break from hinting and gathering, oil on wood, 8×8″, side painted, signed and with wire attached ready to hang, at $75. (+ shipping) http://www.angelinekyba.com
I could title this Fall in Canada where the squirrels are dashing about hanging from branches and scurrying up tree trunks gathering nuts and seeds. A delight to see and paint with their fluffy tails and big black eyes, do they recognize me? I titled this a painting to see it it would show up better on google, it is oil on wood, 8×8″
I am still unpacking early works that were left behind when I moved my studio to Mexico, works I did in my Toronto studios, this from my Manning Street studio in an old bottling works factory building. The cement in the walls was mixed with horse hair and this apparently made the building difficult to tear down although it was torn down after I left, Denise was in it at the time they came with ball and chain to knock it down. Big factory walls made for big paintings, here I am now back in Canada in a small space doing small painting part of the year, big old buildings torn down and areas gentrified. I met an artist who had been in Toronto working in the 70s and 80s and we talked of how we had to keep moving further out from Yonge Street, Dupont Street, Spadina, Manning until I ended up in Mexico and he on Vancouver Island, keeping a low overhead, who knew when money would be coming in.
I am in Canada once more painting for half of the year and finding new things, such as abandoned bunnies who have found new homes at the beach in Vancouver.
Plein-air painting the last of the sweet peas. There was construction both in front of me and behind and I thought of Van Gogh alone in open fields as I painted in this city of relentless condo construction. Still, the gardens flourish and these are the last of the sweet peas in August.
Tax time is also springtime, lilacs abound in Vancouver
Save the date! Exhibition of recent works at Kyba’s studio Thursday February 4 at Cuauhtémoc 635, Puerto Vallarta from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.