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Art Challenge: Winter Salon

I’ve been sitting in my dark living room in the early evening wondering where all the daylight has gone.
Actually, it’s pretty simple really, Rain-couver over here plus end of daylight savings means low light.


I like my fairy lights and my candles. It’s all sparkly and cozy. But eventually I turn on the lights and read my books.


I was wondering what to do for our art challenge this week. Salon, an art salon, always seems like a romantic Bloomsbury concept, but I’m not in England at the moment, I’m in Canada. For me, there isn’t anything more Bloomsbury here on the West Coast than the Group of Seven and especially Emily Carr.

So here is is what I am offering you today, dreams of a winter salon. Emily Carr gathering inspiration, sitting, possibly having a picnic, possibly only a glass of wine, in the diminishing wintry light, painting the landscape in her mind.


Art: A 7 piece collage partially painted in Emily Carr brush strokes (acrylics), (just the way Emily might have seen it and held it in her mind till she got back to her salon.)

Thank you so much Stefanie for hosting our Art Challenge this weekend.
Please pop by Stefanie’s for more winter salon inspiration, and consider joining in next time. Check with Ariane for who is hosting next. 😀

Comments: 11

  • November 12, 2016

    Absolutely lovely, thank you for sharing. Next weekend I’m in Vancouver and, who knows, maybe I will drop in to Vancouver Art Gallery to see more of her work.

  • sue

    November 12, 2016

    lovely how the view opens out into colour… beautiful

  • November 13, 2016

    That is one handsome plate. Your story is intriguing. Must look up on miss Emily! Greetings from an equally dark Belgium. … n?

  • November 13, 2016

    Dear Veronica,
    beautiful painting! You are such a fine, brave artist! You try out every technic and kind of stroke! and succeed!
    I wanna find out more about the Group of Seven with Emily Carr, you have made me nosy.

    And, Dear, I ‘d like to sit in your cosy winter salon with you and our friends here, browse through books, have a good conversation, and a cup of tea, please, with brown sugar and a little splash of milk.

    Love, Ariane. Rose

    Maybe it’s you who will host next?

  • November 14, 2016

    Dear Veronica, this is an interesting thought. Since having moved to the countryside, my concept of an Winter Salon has taken on an extra shade as well. Being out there and breathing in all the cold and the light in, before heading home and cocooning in my muted colored living room. Thank you for visualizing it!

  • November 14, 2016

    yes, a low light time of year. it is an adjustment. It inspires me to get out and walk and explore earlier in the day.
    tonight it rains……
    Wonderful to see your art that came to life.

  • November 14, 2016

    when my husband was in hospital several years ago i would get home after spending half the day at his bedside (after working from 7-11AM) around 9-9:30PM .. exhausted … bone tired .. i would light some votives and sit in the dark and just let the quiet wash over me … so soothing …

  • November 14, 2016

    I so so love this Piece of Art.
    Thank you, dear Veronica.

  • November 14, 2016

    You’ve created a nice piece. I love the combination of drawing and painting. – eric

  • November 15, 2016

    dreams of a winter salon, that´s it!
    Love your way and your collage.
    thank you and see you on No. 201
    x Stefanie

  • November 16, 2016

    Oh V .. You are so clever! This is magic. The colour adds warmth and promise ..

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