Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Malinda Prud'homme @ Gifts Of My Hands July Summer Market


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I had a lovely evening yesterday, July 29 2013, at the Gifts Of My Hands July Summer Market. 
 
One of the major joys of these types of shows is getting to know your fellow crafters/artists/makers.  It's always nice to meet such intelligent and talented people and hear their stories.
 
I will be taking part in another Gifts Of My Hands show on Monday August 26, 2013. I hope to see you there! For more info on the show visit my website HERE.
 
 
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gifts Of My Hands THIS MONDAY!


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This Monday July 29, 2013 I will be exhibiting and selling my artworks and items at the Gifts Of My Hands Summer Market!  The show runs from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and is on the second floor of the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse.  The craft market is held at the same time as the farmers market, so come on down and support your local artisans and farmers!


Malinda Prud'homme @ YD | Toronto


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On Sunday July 21, 2013 one of my artworks, "Beautiful Ambiguity", was exhibited in the Youth Day Gallery at the YD | Toronto Festival!  Since I was already exhibiting in the BIG ON BLOOR Festival I had to send my better half to Yonge & Dundas Square to capture the event.  I instructed him to take many pictures so I would feel like I had been there and boy did he ever deliver.  This man spends many summer weekends working from dawn to dusk with me doing these shows, I really could not ask for a more loving and supportive partner. :)

When Darren returned from his journey he was excited to share with me that many people had been inquiring about the price of the piece and were interested in buying it. As an artist I try never to get excited about things until there are finalized because so often we are disappointed, but Darren had a feeling I would have an e-mail waiting for me when I got home. Sure enough there was an e-mail from a lovely woman from Edmonton, Alberta who did buy the piece. What an incredible end to an amazing weekend!

For more photos of the event please scroll down ...

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Malinda Prud'homme @ BIG ON BLOOR


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This past Saturday and Sunday July 20 & 21, 2013 I took part in the BIG ON BLOOR Festival for the first time! I've lived in Toronto for three years now and every year I wonder whether or not I would be accepted into this event. It was really incredible to take part and feel like a true part of the community. :)

I talked with so many incredible and encouraging people, at the end of the day my face would be soar from smiling. On top of that, it was by far my most successful event as I sold THREE original artworks on Sunday. Both owners were incredible people and I am so glad they will be enjoying my art. It was a truly amazing weekend and I cannot wait to participate next year!

Please continue to see more photos from the event!

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Presenting My "Blake Lupa" Baby Portrait

 
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July 2013
Oil Paint on Canvas
9" x 12"
COMMISSION
 
 
I am VERY proud of my newest commissioned piece "Blake Lupa" which took about a full weeks worth of work; time consuming, but more than worth it. Tara Lupa, Blake's mom, had the baby portrait commissioned in order to give it as an anniversary gift to her husband, Patrick Lupa. I hope they both enjoy their portrait of adorable little baby Blake. :)
 
For detailed photos scroll down.  To see the art piece progress visit my website HERE.
 
 
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Monday, July 15, 2013

Malinda Prud'homme Inspiring Youth at YD | Toronto


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"YD | Toronto"
Yonge - Dundas Square
Toronto, ON
 
Sunday July 21 2013
 
 

Though I am not able to attend Youth Day | Toronto (as I will be exhibiting my work in the Big On Bloor Festival) I am extremely thrilled to have been chosen for such an important event.
 
YD | T.O is a FREE annual festival celebrating the positive achievements of young people showcasing their MUSIC, DANCE, ART & PHOTOGRAPHY in front of some 30,000 visitors!
 
My artwork was chosen to be in the tented YD Art Gallery which is set up in order to inspire Toronto's artistic youth community.  As I am already exhibiting on Bloor I was only able to send one of my artworks for the YD Gallery, however, I am hoping that this piece will showcase my creativity.
 
If you do attend YD | Toronto please have a look at my artwork in the YD Art Gallery tent!
 
 
 

Big On Bloor - THIS WEEKEND!


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"Big On Bloor"
Bloor Street
Between Dufferin St. and Russett Ave.
(Right Near the Dufferin Subway Station)
Toronto, ON
 
Saturday July 20 2013 - 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday July 21 2013 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
 
 
For the past three years, since moving to Toronto, I have seen the Big On Bloor festival and thought to myself, "I wonder if I would get into this event", and this year I AM IN IT!
 
I'm very excited to take part in such a well established and varied festival that celebrates, not only the arts, but culture, community, local businesses, food and so much more!
 
I would be so thrilled to see your beautiful faces and meet some of you for the first time! Hope to see you over the weekend! :)
 
 


Friday, July 12, 2013

<*> A Modern Classic <*>




 
July 2013
Acrylic and Oil
Paint on Canvas
12" x 12"
 
Original:
$300.00 CAD
 
8" x 10" Print:
$20.00 CAD
 
Larger Prints:
 
 
This stunning mixed media art portrait blends the thick texture of acrylic paint with the smooth creamy gloss of oil paint. Combining them I express my awe of the classically beautiful woman. I feel as though our current media does not portray classic beauties as the ultimate woman but rather sexy woman as more desirable. I often ponder how things have changed since the days of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn. All of them sexy in their own right without a doubt, yet their beauty was more than just sex. It was big beautiful doe eyes and luscious lips smiling. Beauty that not only captured the imagination of men but the hearts of women and children, the young and the old. That is true beauty.

It was a modern beauty, Emilia Clarke, who inspired me to create this piece. The background was created using thick strokes of creamy green acrylic paint to give a vintage look. The portrait was painted using an under-painting of acrylic and creamy layers of oil paint on top to truly express the rich classic beauty. 
 
 
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~ Of Colour And Beauty ~


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June 2013
Mixed Media with
Watercolour, Pen,
Pencil, and Acrylic
Paint on Paper
11" x 14" /each
 
Originals:
$130.00 CAD/each
Blue: BUY
Pink: BUY
 
8"x 10" Prints:
$20.00 CAD/each
Blue: BUY
Pink: BUY
 
Larger Prints:
Blue: BUY
Pink: BUY
 
 
This mixed media art series expresses the simplicity of female beauty. Often women feel they require makeup, coloured contacts, jewels, etc. in order to feel beautiful. What truly makes a woman beautiful is not purchased products, but unique facial features (and we are all unique) and a colourful and kind spirit. Utilizing simple techniques with pencil and pen I emphasized each woman's facial features and portrayed their vivid spirits with elegant washes of watercolour. I hope that all women will see this series and feel a sense of beauty within themselves regardless of what they are wearing. 
 
 
 
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