September 10,2012
HAS TO END SOMETIME

I WOULD LIKE TO FINISH ONE OR MORE, PARTIALLY DONE PAINTINGS PER WEEK AND BE DONE BEFORE APRIL FIRST. IF ALL GOES WELL, PLANS WILL START IN DECEMBER. HOW STRANGE IT WILL SEEM TO PAINT OTHER THINGS - LIKE MAYBE FINISH MILE 555 WHICH WILL HAVE TAKEN 5 YEARS TO FINISH AND TIE UP MY SKELLIES DAY OF THE DEAD PAINTING - MEANWHILE - BACK TO PORTRAITS.

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September 03,2012
25 ARTISTS OF VANCOUVER ISLAND

# 6 RODNEY CORRAINI IS THE INTRODUCTORY PORTRAIT IN THE SERIES "ARTISTS OF VANCOUVER ISLAND." THE PAINTING IS NOW SHOWN IN MYARTCLUB MADISON STUDIO #22

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For over forty years, painting related totally to the American Southwest. It was people of the dry hot desert, solid mesas, cacti, stone and canyons that made my heart leap.

When I realized I would never see the desert again, I began a search for something to paint. Nana suggested, B.C, vineyards and took me to Penticton where I did one painting. Nana and Gary then began to take me on Mystery tours of the island and always included a vineyard. But they all were so green! So many leaves so many trees - I don't do trees and I rarely use green - dont really like looking at green, but I got started on a duty series not an inspired series.

I guess it was July or early August when we were driving home from a winery visit. I was grousing about painting the Festive Flying Grape series when Gary said "Start another series, you can work on more than one at a time."

For some reason those words triggered the words "I could paint the Island artists!" Nana and Gary agreed and it was the topic of conversation all the way home

For a while I was afraid I wouldn't get volunteers to pose but it is rolling and each one offers something special to inspire me. And it is lovely to feel all I am doing was sparked by Gary and like all I do, supported by Nana.

April Update 2012 Sixteen fine artists, many of national repute, have posed for Artists of Vancouver Island and many are booked or promised. There will be no poses after June 30,2012. When I have painted all twenty-five I will turn my thought to . . . what next?