Sunday, November 13, 2011

"Birches and Sumacs" painting sold

Just sold my "Birches and Sumacs" painting on the weekend. Now onto some new ones for the January show at the new Milton Centre for the Arts. The "Birches and Sumacs" painting was the largest one I have done so far - looks like people like the big ones!

I am always looking to do custom paintings from customers' photos - send me a note via my website at

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Next Jazz 'n Art at The Gllery Upstairs at Harrop Restaurant - Friday, December 2, 2011

The next Jazz and Art Night at the Gallery Upstairs at Harrop Restaurant ( is on Friday, December 2 at 7:00pm.

Listen to some live jazz performed by KELLY MACINTYRE (

Several local artists including myself will be there showing some of our latest works. Come on out and meet them and have a great evening listening, talking, looking and enjoying!

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Largest Painting to Date Completed

I have now completed my largest canvas entitled "Birches and Sumacs". It is an oil on canvas work measuring 36"W x 48"H on 2" gallery canvas. I started it on the Studio Tour weekend of October 1st and have worked on it sporadically for a total of about 12 hours. It is now drying and is on view at The Gallery Upstairs at Harrop Restaurant at 345 Steeles Avenue East in Milton.

Here is an image of the final painting.

Birches and Sumacs (c) 2011 Ian Ridpath

Working on "Birches and Sumacs" - October 1, 2011