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Naomi Grindlay: September 26 to November 1 ~ Reception Thursday October 2, 6-8pm

Hi everyone, if you are in and around Victoria, and enjoy my work, please join us at Eclectic art Gallery where my paintings are on show and enjoy a social glass of wine, would love to meet you, talk about art and the meaning of life.

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Pleased to announce my show was a success and sold six pieces!

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Strawberry Tea

Strawberry TeaOil on oil primed panel 12″x 24″

I bought some tulips to brighten up my kitchen and as I unpacked the rest of the groceries, I set up my still life, lol. You had to be there. The teacup placed to balance out the whiteness of the tulips. The foliage came out the garden.

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Breeze

Breeze36″x12″ Oil on a Panel

A former tug now lying in Ganges harbor, Breeze. The day we sailed out of Ganges harbor, mother nature provided for us the most beautiful light that took my breath away, I was so drawn to painting this, and loved every moment.

Seasoned Avocados

I was making myself breakfast and as I sprinkled salt and pepper on the avocados, I looked down at the arrangement on the colorful plate and reached for my paintbrushes. This is one of my favorite snacks :- )

8"x10"

8″x10″

Pumpkin Vine

Pumpkin Vine2Oil on Oil primed panel 18″x 49″

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pumpkin-vine still life set-up

It was the smell of pumpkin pie and the Halloween celebrations that motivated me to paint this still life. I chose the perfect pumpkin at the local farmers market and a good friend of mine who taught me custom framing, selected the rustic shelf especially for my still life. I’ve used this shelf for several paintings since. I bought some fabric from a local fabric store, a vine wreath from a craft store which I pulled apart to create my design. I set-up my still life near a window and using natural day light to illuminate my subject. Pinned a few leaves on the fabric and viola, this is how it turned out.