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Here’s looking at you!

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Just finished a new series of paintings for my son’s store Meta GameZ at 98 Regent Street in Fredericton. The store specializes in Magic the Gathering and other games for those who love fantasy worlds. Dragons are a favorite theme, so here are five dragon eyes, looking at you. Hope you can stop in at the store and have a look at the originals! All are 10″ by 10″, acrylic, gallery edges.

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November 30, 2015 'yellow dragon eye' Jane Tims

November 30, 2015 ‘yellow dragon eye’ Jane Tims

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November 30, 2015 'blue dragon eye' Jane Tims

November 30, 2015 ‘blue dragon eye’ Jane Tims

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November 30, 2015 'purple dragon eye' Jane Tims

November 30, 2015 ‘purple dragon eye’ Jane Tims

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November 30, 2015 'red dragon eye' Jane Tims

November 30, 2015 ‘red dragon eye’ Jane Tims

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November 30, 2015 'green dragon eye' Jane Tims

November 30, 2015 ‘green dragon eye’ Jane Tims

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Copyright 2015 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

December 7, 2015 at 7:00 am

art auction – update

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At the end of January, 2015, I published a post about the 23rd Art Auction now being held at Isaac’s Way Restaurant in Fredericton, New Brunswick  ( https://nichepoetryandprose.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/art-auction/ ).

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Isaac’s Way organizes three auctions each year, each raising funds for children’s charities in one of four artistic areas: dance, art, music, and theatre. The art is sold by silent auction to raise funds for kids-in-need.  Since 2007, the auction has raised more than $92,200 !

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My painting for this auction, entitled ‘blue stone’, has sold.  I now have another painting to replace ‘blue stone’ in the auction.
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The new painting is an acrylic entitled ‘outside-in’ (24″ x 20″, unframed, gallery edges).  It is a painting of a dragon guarding a terrarium, based on a photo posted here ( https://nichepoetryandprose.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/one-small-green-world/ )

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Jane Tims  'outside-in'  February 12, 2015

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The painting ‘outside-in’ was fun to do.  The outside has been brought inside in many ways – the mosses in the terrarium, the wood of the table, the vines, the fern pattern on the curtains.  And yet, the dragon turns to gaze out the window (sometimes his eye looks at ‘you’).  I used four main colours – Chromium Oxide Green, Burnt Umber, Titanium White and Phthalo Blue – and touches of Phthalo Green, Cadmium Yellow and Quinacridone Magenta.  To give shine to all the glass and wood in the painting, I used several layers of a tinted glaze.

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The more than 60 art pieces on display at Isaac’s Way will be for sale until May 24, 2015  ( http://isaacsway.ca/art/ ).  This auction will sponsor MUSIC lessons for kids.

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Issac’s Way also has, for auction and sale, paintings created live during Fredericton’s recent winter festival, Winterfesthiver ( if you are on Facebook, just look for Winterfest Art Auction 2015 ).

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I am so proud to take part in this worthwhile project.

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Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

February 16, 2015 at 7:23 am

art auction !

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This week begins another Art Auction at Isaac’s Way Restaurant in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  For the next 4 months (late January through to late May), Isaac’s Way displays art by local artists and runs a silent auction and sale.  This 23rd auction will sponsor MUSIC lessons for Fredericton kids-in-need.

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Here is how Isaac’s Way describes the benefits of the Art Auction:
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Thank you for your interest in this community fundraiser at Isaac’s Way Restaurant! We organize three auctions per year, each raising funds for one of four artistic areas: dance, art, music, and theatre. This is a win-win-win opportunity for sure: the children gain confidence and creativity, their families feel blessed to have the help, you [the artists] get a chance to display in a public space along with free advertising, the instructors earn more income and word-of-mouth recognition, the community feels good to be helping the kids, customers get local, original art at amazing prices, our wait staff has an excellent conversation starter with visitors, and our restaurant gets a colourful face lift three times per year. Everyone wins!

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In this 23rd Art Auction, Isaac’s Way will be displaying the work of more than 50 artists.

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I have a painting in the auction, an acrylic entitled ‘blue stone’ (24″ x 20″, unframed, gallery edges).  It is a version of a watercolour done during my virtual cycling trip along the Cornwall coast.

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Here is the watercolour, ‘blue stone’ …

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October 25, 2013  'blue stone'   Jane Tims

October 25, 2013 ‘blue stone’ Jane Tims

 

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And the acrylic, now for sale or auction at Isaac’s Way …

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blue stone  (Jane Tims)

blue stone (Jane Tims)

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This will be the forth painting I have contributed to the auction:  ‘blue stone’ (acrylic), ‘iron gate in Cornwall’ (acrylic), ‘gate in Ponsanooth’ (watercolour), and ‘rainbow gate’ (watercolour).

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If you are in the Fredericton area, I hope you stop in at Isaac’s Way.  The food is delicious, the atmosphere is inspiring and you have a chance to acquire a piece of art by a local artist!  The restaurant is located in the historic York County Court House (est. 1855), so you can even dine inside the former vault!

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Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

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January 26, 2015 at 9:27 am

glimpses of country life – drying day

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For the last two weeks, I have continued on my stationary bike, touring (virtually) through the Cornwall countryside.  Since I last reported, I have gone from Rinsey Croft to the coastal town of Prussia Cove.  Since the road does not run along the coast, I have spent most of my biking miles travelling on short roads from the highway to various coastal towns.  In this stretch, I biked for 150 minutes, and saw about 9 km of the Cornwall countryside.

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Rinsey to Prussia Cove

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As I bike, I love seeing the vignettes of country life captured by Street View.  Gates, of course, and stone walls.  Cows and horses grazing in the meadows.  People hiking along the roads and working in their gardens.  And a line of washing, hung out on the line to dry.

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September 7, 2014  'drying day'  acrylic 20 X 24  Jane Tims

September 7, 2014 ‘drying day’ acrylic 20 X 24 Jane Tims

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Reminds me of home.

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

an iron gate in Cornwall

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Yesterday, I delivered another painting, entitled ‘iron gate in Cornwall’, to Isaac’s Way restaurant, for their upcoming auction.  Isaac’s way will be displaying the work of more than 50 artists from May 26, 2014 throughout the summer in their 21st art auction for charity.

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I had intended to display the watercolour ‘gate on Old Church Road’ for the auction (8″ x 10″, unframed).  However, Isaac’s Way had space for a larger painting, so I have done another version of the gate in acrylic (24″ x 20″, unframed).  I had not worked in acrylic for more than a year, so it was interesting to use the different medium for this new painting.

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Here is the watercolour, ‘gate on Old Church Road’ …

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October 24, 2013  ' gate on Old Church Road'   Jane Tims

October 24, 2013 ‘ gate on Old Church Road’ Jane Tims

 

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and the new painting, in acrylic, ‘iron gate in Cornwall’

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May 13, 2014  'iron gate in Cornwall'  Jane Tims

May 13, 2014 ‘iron gate in Cornwall’ Jane Tims

 

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Although they are of the same place, there are lots of differences, mostly in the colour and shadow …

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

 

Written by jane tims

May 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

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