we’re on the road and folks i wasn’t thinking 14 days but here we are! and away from our paint brushes! yesterday though i had to chance to see what we were able, in that department.

the Drake Hotel, on Queen Street West, Toronto, and directly across the street is Curry’s Art Supply! now that Stevenson Paint is nothing but a long ago adventure, and with my Stevenson paint jars down close to the bottom, it’s time to start looking at a new brand. we’re going with Golden Heavy Body but i thought i’d give Tri Art, Quality Level: Professional, made in Canada, a spin. i bought a bunch of the 60 ml tubes to play around with.

after the art store amusements it was off to see Joe’s mural, freshly painted and lighting up the park on Madison Avenue, just east of Spadina and not far from the Indian Friendship Centre. nice work Joe! the mural is what, 100 feet long and 6 feet high? (Joe, he’s a famous Outlander movie star!)

ah yes… the famous Bloor Fruit Market, at the corner of Bloor and Manning Avenue, just up the street from where my old buddy Mary Elizabeth used to live. i always get a kick out of going in there. the last time i was in there the gals working in back came out front to stop and stare. i thought okay, you want to stare? stare at this! ha ha!

highway 7, town of Markham: you ever have one of those times when you’re going somewhere and a very cool tune is blasting on the radio, you get to your destination but instead of getting out you stay in the car to hear the rest of the tune play out? well that was me the other day when i heard Ravel’s Bolero on CBC Music. the DJ said it was the 90th anniversary of its debut! nice work!

Hoof Clan, acrylic on canvas board, 7×9 inches, Private Collection. while on the range earlier this month i was snooping the stash, held up now due to the pandemic and no art road shows. we’ve got a lot of smaller pieces on stand by and i found this one: cool! of course i’ve been playing with the basic green and black for quite sometime and even kept a few for my own collection:

Hoof Clan, 5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board, Artist Collection. i like that one. and i LOVE the basic green and black.

untitled, 5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas board, Private Collection. oh my goodness there are so many very cool places you could go with the basic! we have to explore all of them! (yesterday at Curry’s i bought a diff brand of green and black and we’ll soon see what it can do!)

MacBook Pro and iPhone case! you see Michelle is always looking at different ways to display the art. i have to admit, this is another very cool idea of hers, which she certainly has many!

we’re up here on the swanky 9th, Markham, Ontario, a room with a view! quite different of course from the range up north but here we are anyway, at least for today. at some point we’re going back to O Town to work on a… well i don’t know what it is. the best way i can describe it at this point in time is: Street Art. we’re working with the same folks who got this street art happening:

on MacArthur Street, in Vanier, Ontario. i’m not sure if that piece is still on the streets but since we’re going there later today i’ll go take a looksie.

and so it is a road show! we’re away to the capital city in a few hours, suitcase in hand, art project standing by, waiting for the 2 artists to arrive. now that’s fun stuff!