Encore Art Sale and Celebration

‘First Floral Mandala’ by Elma Schumacher, acrylic painting, 48″ x 36″

It’s been a busy winter and I expect that this spring I will be even busier.

Right now I am looking forward to showing my ‘First Floral Mandala’  and other artwork at the Encore Art Sale and Celebration at the Lacombe Memorial Centre in Lacombe, Alberta on Friday, April 20th and Saturday April 21st.   While my booth will feature mandalas and floral inspired work, I’ll be bringing along some of my paintings of ‘outer space’ as well.

To keep my much smaller home studio free of paint fumes during the winter I often work at the Rimbey Art Club, which is located in the Peter Lougheed Community Center in Rimbey,

This large acrylic painting has kept me busy much longer than I had hoped.  Layers of thick acrylic paint take some time to dry in spite of the common belief that acrylic paint dries far too quickly.  Often I feel that it doesn’t dry nearly fast enough.

Perhaps I am too impatient, but there are days when it feels like I’m tearing myself away as I head out the door, knowing that I’ll have to wait several days to get back to it.

I’ll still have time to finish a variety of smaller works for the show and will be working on several paintings at one time.  That’s the best way I’ve found to avoid spending too much time watching paint dry!



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