Robert Achtemichuk

What I see becomes a sort of visual illumination, like a match struck unexpectedly in the dark, a gift, lighting my path into wonder.

Orienteering Homer Watson’s painting sites 3

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I found Tilt’s Bush in Doon and it is fabulously natural, has a short gravel trail into the bush. Then its just bush in hills and you can see why this area was first called Sandhills. Can see this element in some of Homer’s paintings. The old trees were easier to see as much of the leaves were gone, allowing you see well into the bush. Great fir trees. This bush is surrounded by new housing developments. They sure made ugly houses out here, over and over again. Beige is my new to-do. Another to-do is to paint the chickens at Tilt’s farm – brown ones and black ones.
This painting was the day after the first snow. The weeds were holding aloft the fine snow that had fallen on their seed heads, wind, a bit of blue sky and trees. You could see white and green stripes on the ground that were the grasses under a layer of snow.
Isabella, thanks for some of the thinnest washi yet.
November 13 2014 230pmNovember 13, 2014 2:30pm wc on washi 43.3877,-804393
Painting during October was very comfortable. No mosquitos at last.The fall colours were fantasitic as always. I spent a Sunday in Steckle Woods and this was one from that day. Had a few from this series at Tri-City Stopgap exhibition in Kitchener.
October 19 2014 430pmOctober 19, 2014 4:30 pm wc on washi 43.4086,-80.4636

I appreciate the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.
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Author: Robert Achtemichuk

Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with a fine arts degree from the University of Manitoba and further studies in France and Mexico. Was the Executive Director of Open Studio, the Waterloo Regional Arts Council and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. Recently received artist grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Waterloo Regional Arts Fund to develop and exhibit new paintings that were shown extensively. Received the Award of Excellence from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 2012 and in 2015 received the Machteld Faas Xander Visual Arts Award, KW Arts Awards. Next exhibition at the Norfolk Arts Centre, Simcoe,ON opens November 17, 2017.

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