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I finished my ArtWalk 2020 chair last night... Pretty sure it's the loudest thing I've ever painted lol. I had so much fun with this project and am really happy with how my chair turned out. I've titled it "Please Stand By". You can read more about this project here.
Can't wait to find out where it will be installed. Stay safe everyone!
Please Stand By
Acrylic & Latex on Muskoka Chair
Danielle Harshenin © 2020
It has been a while since I posted here (or even looked at my website for that matter)... This pandemic has really turned everyone's world upside down! Unfortunately, I have not done any painting since January. My kids 2-week Spring break turned into a 6-month Summer vacation, so that has really absorbed most of my time.
I was very disappointed to hear that ArtWalk 2020 would have to be cancelled this year to avoid the large crowds it draws. Lake Country's ArtWalk has run every year since 1994, so I know this decision was not taken lightly. However, I was excited to learn that a special one-time community art project was being planned in its place. I was contacted by the event organizers to ask if I would be interested in participating in this art project - and obviously I said YES!!!
This white Muskoka chair was delivered to my doorstep this morning. 30-45 local artists will be painting one of these chairs this month, which will then be installed throughout Lake Country in September when they are finished. They have given us a few guidelines to follow, but for the most part, artists have free reign over what they want to do with the chair. I have sooooo many ideas!!
I will post photos of the completed chair when I'm done.... Stay tuned :-)
Hi! I'm Danielle.
Welcome to my blog. I'm a visual artist in the Okanagan Valley of BC with a passion for creating contemporary abstract art. I post here about my new work and upcoming shows. Please say hello in the comments - I'd love to hear from you!