I am getting back to the last paintings I did for my show . This is good, a time away and I get a fresh perspective and here is the final result, even now I see a few more things, more light on the blouse, etc. oil on canvas, 26×28″ angelinekyba.com
Angeline Kyba invites you to her opening reception
Thursday February 9 from 6 – 9 p.m. at
Kyba’s Studio Cuauhtémoc 635
Join us and celebrate, canapés & refreshments served
for viewings at other times call 222-4238 mobile 044-322-147-0955
oil on canvas 24×38″ Men get together weekends in the state of Jalisco and women get kisses and one is crowned queen. I am back in my studio in México refreshing previous work and working on new ones, this is from a rodeo in Algodón.
enjoy art behind the scenes at my studio, Cuautémoc 635, Puerto Vallarta centro, 12-5 weekdays, please ring the bell. And save the date for my opening fiesta December 19.
oil on canvas 14×12″ I am getting my studio clean and in order for visitors. It is now open 12-5 weekdays which means I am here and please ring the bell as the door is closed due to recent robberies on the street. I will be installing track light on the first floor soon. Returning to my Mexico studio has meant clearing up the jungle debris and damage, the bathroom cabinet collapsed due to termites, three light fixtures had completely rusted out and I found three wasp nests. Although I am downtown in a city it is still a jungle out there. This is from memory of up river in Yelapa 14×12″ oil/canvas http://www.angelinekyba.com by appointment 222-4238
Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead is the traditional time to re open in Puerto Vallarta. The rainy season has ended, the heat is tolerable and there is energy and hope in the air. Snowbirds return, visitors come to secure their places for the winter. I return from my Canadian studio to open my studio gallery weekdays 12-5 at
Cuauhtémoc 635, Vallarta centro, ring the bell. http://www.angelinekyba.com
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.