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 -Virginia Woolf

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In lieu of Open House

This posting is in lieu of an Open House held in my studio. This grouping comes from an interest in the travels of the moon as viewed from my studio in its various presentations and of the passing of the seasons. They express a sense of wonder with nature and my urban location. Most are painted on washi, a Japanese paper made from Kozo fibre or on silk with opaque watercolour called gouache that I have grown to love. Titles, medium, size and price follow each image. Best of the Season during these times.

October 3, 2020 9:32pm, gouache/washi , 7″ x 10″ , $7OO unf
September 26, 2020 8:40pm, gouache/washi, 7″ x 10″, $400 unf
July 6, 2020 12:13am, gouache/silk, 6.5″ x 8.5″, $400 unf
December 12, 2019 7:35pm, gouache/washi, 13.5″ x 9″, $750 unf
December 24, 2018 4:50pm, gouache/washi, 9″ x 10″, $625 unf
April 9, 2016 9:20pm, gouache/washi, 12″ x 9″, $700 unf
June 20, 2014 3:55am, gouache/paper, 6″ x 6″, $225 unf
December 20, 2012, gouache/silk, 3.25″ x 2.75″, $160

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“In Homer Watson’s Foot Steps”

10 paintings from the exhibition are now at the Kitchener Downtown Business Improvement Association office, in Kitchener across the street from Queen Street Commons. Open between 10am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

March 19 2015 400pm

Following Homer Watson’ footsteps I found images like his – riverside views, trails in the woods, individual trees, stands of trees. The paintings were done on the spot, following Homer Watson’s method of “plein air” painting, a method that he himself borrowed from the painters he admired, precursors of the Impressionist movement such as Constable, Corot, and the painters of the Barbizon. Like Homer Watson, I wanted these paintings to raise our awareness that we all need these natural wooded areas, these landscapes and these points of view to be preserved for our collective health and spiritual well being.

Thanks to the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for a grant in 2014 to make these paintings possible.

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