We had exciting March break workshops

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

Chninese proverb

That is so true, and I would like to add, that knowledge or skills cannot ever bother you or become an abuse. What you have learned, is a life-long gain and a never ending opportunity to find out how exciting and unlimited one’s life can be.

We had a busy March break week. During the first workshop days we did a landscape, or rather marshscape with some marsh grass, distant trees and water. It seemed that the image was very well chosen, because results were genuinely impressive. We didn’t waste any single minute, and got almost done one more small scene with purple spring crocuses.

I think workshops are good for students who would like to refresh their skills, or get some inspiration for a new artwork.


Developing drawing skills

The truth is that we first have to learn seeing a three dimesional object in order to put it on a paper or canvas and recreate its  all dimensions with art tools and means.


Painting spring flowers

Alia and her beautiful painting of marsh scene



This summer in local media

I participated in Sundays on the Porch with SilverStone gallery in Pickering. My husband Don was playing guitar and singing.

That was wonderful experience which allowed to meet new people and also give some painting demonstrations.

The weather was good, and there were people stopping by and checking out paintings we had taken with us, and also the very nice SilverStone gallery.

Everyone liked Don’s performance.

This Sunday in August was pretty windy, we really had to watch paintings, it seemed they might fly away.


This summer we appeared quite a few times in Oshawa, Pickering and Whitby SNAPs.

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Culture Days 2011

Visual artist Inese Poga is inviting you to participate, create and celebrate arts during Canada Culture Days event on October 1st and October 2nd.

These events are especially designed for children, young people and adults who always wanted to try painting, drawing, or creating a collage, but never really got to it.

You will have an opportunity to practice watercolour, drawing and creating your own design of nature materials.

Please try to be at the gallery-studio between 3.30 pm and 4 pm if you would like to enjoy watercolour painting, and the collage project will start by 5 pm on October 1st. Hands on projects will be starting after 3 pm on Sunday, October 2nd.

This event will be very useful if you are thinking about improving, changing or making more attractive your home environment.

Artist also would like to announce her new project which will start this fall. Everybody interested in creating their own artwork or home decor is very welcome.

Please visit the Culture Days website for more detail, driving directions, map and location.

The gallery-studio is located in downtown Whitby, corner Mary/Perry Str.



Summer art classes are about to start

I think it’s a very nice idea to engage in some art activities during the summer.

The weather has been very good so far, thus, enabling to paint plein air or outdoors.

Both of my recently painted watercolours got accepted into the 43rd Annual Oshawa Art Association Juried Show.

The garden scene I painted straight in my backyard, it can be viwed together with the Kitchen Symphony, a large watercolour still life, at the Robert Robert McLaughlin Gallery 72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa.

We are doing a lot of still nature and floral drawings, so everyone is welcome to join our art classes during this summer.