Ottawa Rideau Canal
Every piece of art has a story this one ended with making a couple of buddies happy but started by making me realize something.
I have a couple of buddies that often visit me when I’m down at the Byward Market sketching and selling art. There are days when they spend a few minutes and then there are days they spend hours chatting about everything. These two lads are both wheelchair bound and have been most of their lives. Saying that, I have never heard them complain of their situation…as a matter fact, I’m sure they don’t see it as a situation…it’s just what it is. They are also best buddies that help and support each other. On this particular day, they were viewing my latest art, the one thats part of this page. I was showing them all my little characters that I love to add, when one of them ask me “How come there are never no handicapped characters in your art?” I honestly didn’t have an answer so we chuckled about it and it was forgotten. So I decided they were right and thought what a better place to add them but into this piece, seeing they love to ride down the canal. The next time they visited, I told them the piece was finished and to go over and take a peek and let me know what they thought. When they saw it, it brought a smile from ear to ear which in turned warmed my heart and brought an even bigger smile on my face. They asked for a number of prints to give to their family and friends. Often when they are visiting and in my stand, I’m showing someone this piece of art and I ask them to let me know if they recognize any of the characters in the piece. When they recognize my buddies, this brings a smiles on all our faces. They often purchase the piece and ask if it’s ok to get a picture of all of us together, including the person who bought the art …again more smiles. 🙂
Using pencil, ink and watercolour, my style is impressionist, I paint a variety of subjects and then often add little characters that puts a smile on my face 🙂 I have so much fun adding these little characters that I’m sure when someone is watching me paint they must wonder what I’m laughing about. When someone views my art I hope it puts a smile on their face and brings them a sense of peace. From My Point Eh View
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