Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Artists gather to launch new book

I know this information has not a lot to do with my art project, but it is just fun to share great news. The first edition of Nova Scotia's Contemporary Artists - Volume II is selling fast and you have to hurry to get yours. 

Posted Dec 7, 2010 by  Lynn Curwin
Those who attended a recent book launch in Nova Scotia had the opportunity to purchase a volume filled with beautiful images of art works while also helping a local sexual assault centre.
The Truro launch of Nova Scotia’s Contemporary Artists – Volume ll, drew many people to the Marigold Cultural Centre to meet the book’s editor, Dee Appleby, and a few of the artists whose work is included. “It includes the work of 67 artists, who are all professionals and permanent...
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Book Launch on December 4th in Halifax at AGNS

News from the Studio ☺

December 4, 2010 at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax from 2-4 p.m. Book Launch of Nova Scotia’s Contemporary Artists Volume II.
I am very proud to be featured in the new book next to great Nova Scotian artists.
More information about the book you will find here.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Relationship building

I am working on various canvases at the same time. This will instill a sense of relationship to each piece. The next step will be to work on each canvas individually.

The following canvases have been painted with oil sticks. This medium gives me the possibility to work with my hands. I like the connection to the surface through this tactile approach.

by Jacqueline Steudler: work in progress
by Jacqueline Steudler: work in progress

by Jacqueline Steudler: work in progress
by Jacqueline Steudler: work in progress

by Jacqueline Steudler: work in progress
by Jacqueline Steudler: work in progress

by Jacqueline Steudler: work in progress
by Jacqueline Steudler: work in progress

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lay it out

Not easy to find space for 650 canvas boards.
Watch me handle the space restrictions here:

Saturday, November 20, 2010


The canvas boards have arrived and the unpacking can start.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lucky me

Finally I have found an online art store that has enough small canvases in store. The canvases are ordered and should arrive here in about ten days. Cross your fingers.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Surprise and Plan B

Got a call from the art store. The canvases are not available at the moment. I would have to wait four month and this is not sure either. Have tried to find a new source but without a positive result. But there is still Plan B.

Plan B: I will create the canvases myself. Various possibilities are presenting themselves. Will try some and decide which one works best. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Where does it start?

24 canvases painted with colours of choice
laid out

start of the creative possibilities

add some more

and become bolder

Monday, October 25, 2010

Today is International Artist Day

Today is International Artist Day. What does that mean to you?
To me it means that I take the 100% professional approach to my artistic working day. Meaning?
Today; I go in my home studio and paint, create, get myself inspired while doing what I love the most - painting.

Working from home is wonderful and at the same time difficult. Too many things that have not yet been done, not put away, not cleaned up, not washed or cooked. Little chores that scream at me from the corners, when I listen to them, when I listen to the distraction or procrastination even.
Today is International Artist Day and I am not listening to them - I am listening inside - I am listening to the dance of my heartbeat and let the colours of this day flow onto the canvas.

And when I am done with this small report no computer for the rest of the day. A late afternoon coffee with a new friend and an evening with likeminded artists working on the group exhibition in February.
From now on I like to have an artist day every day.

October 25 has been declared International Artist Day by a group of artists who thought wisely that artists needed their own special day. Not coincidentally, it’s also Picasso’s birthday.
Ideas for next year you find here at Alyson Stanfield’s blog:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Collecting Inspiration

This morning I collected this observations. I will not add any feelings or emotions to it. I try to be free of judgment today. Was not always easy writing this list.
- first frost on cars
- cold, crisp air on my skin
- sun, golden above
- fog in the distance
- car pulls out of the driveway and leaves a cloud of fumes in the air
- power company cutting trees
- walk on the street
- cars passing
- school bus stops for me
- smile and nods from the school bus students
- community park deserted
- fog over lake
- calmness surrounding stones in the water
- fog moving up and down
- no horizon yet
- reflection of trees comes and goes
- only sound the shutter of my camera and some birds in the distance
- blue sky above the fog
- horizon shows itself and disappears
- birches and alders lining the path
- light through branches
It is good to look, hear and take in what is.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ordered 700 canvases today

In front of the creative market place.
Barrington Street, Halifax
Barrington Street, Halifax
In front of the canvas boards.
The canvases are ordered and will arrive in about 2-3 weeks.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Over the next year I will work on 650 small format canvases (4"x4"). The paintings will be mounted on a board and shown in a public space.
In this space the art pieces can be touched and changed by the visiting public.
With this project I want to bring the viewer and the art work closer together. I like people to interact with the paintings in a new way. Hopefully the public will find joy in the tactile process and play with various possibilities of arrangement. I hope to be able to photograph every change that takes place during the showing period.

On this blog I want to give you insight into my creation process and post progress pictures.