Over the winter, I took a fantastic course in contemporary painting with local artist, Lindsay Watson. Having no formal training in the arts, I thought it might be a good idea to do so. I applied and was accepted into the Ottawa School of Art (OSA) Art Fundamentals Certificate Program which requires the completion of 10 courses over the course of three years. I have one course under my belt and the experience was challenging yet enlightening. I created new pieces each week as part of the curriculum and had the opportunity to hang a piece in a small show in The Wall Gallery at the Orléans Campus of the OSA.
The premise of this piece was to paint something on a “non-traditional” surface. I found this piece of wood with three cut-outs in it at the local thrift store. A little abstract and a little “real”. Something quite different for me.