Art Challenge: Winter Salon

November 12, 2016

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. 😀

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  • Reply Evalina November 12, 2016 at 7:43 am

    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.

  • Reply sue November 12, 2016 at 11:10 am

    lovely how the view opens out into colour… beautiful

  • Reply tinyWOOLF November 13, 2016 at 10:09 am

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

  • Reply Ariane Reichardt November 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    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?

  • Reply annton November 14, 2016 at 1:03 am

    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!

  • Reply Tammie November 14, 2016 at 1:56 am

    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.

  • Reply daryledelstein November 14, 2016 at 8:40 am

    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 …

  • Reply Lucia November 14, 2016 at 8:51 am

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

  • Reply eric November 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm

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

  • Reply Stefanie November 15, 2016 at 11:38 pm

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

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm November 16, 2016 at 10:40 pm

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

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