Monday, September 15, 2014

Malinda Prud'homme @ Queen West Art Crawl


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It has been a dream of mine to participate in the Queen West Art Crawl since I moved to Toronto in 2010. Since I live off of Queen West, the QWAC was the first outdoor art show I attended before becoming a full-time artist. I finally realized my dream this past weekend, September 13-14 2014. Though I was a tad put-off by the organizational hiccups and the bit of rain we had on Saturday (it has rained during EVERY show I had this season .... ugh) I still enjoyed myself and tried to focus on the positives. For example, having lost the spot I paid for, I was given a really spectacular spot, front and center, at the end of the main path through the gates. I also had the pleasure of meeting some incredibly kind people who really appreciated my talent, techniques, and detail. It is sometimes very hard to take part in these shows as abstract or more decorative artists tend to make far more sales, but I never tire of hearing how impressed people are with my ability to capture realism in a more vibrant and defined way. When someone enters my tent and really "gets it" it makes my day! So thank you very much to the folks who were blown away by my pieces! You've charged my creative juices and now I cannot wait to get working again! :)



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The beautiful gate to Trinity Bellwoods Park.

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An informative plaque for all those fellow history buffs!

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My prime spot! Right at the end of the main gate path!

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Silly me with the iconic CN Tower in the distance.

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Pretty darn pumped about being so close to the main gate!

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My tent setup for the weekend.

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My incredibly talented neighbour who I've admired for a couple of years now. Check out π (Pi) Ceramics HERE!

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The love of my life and art show helper! I could not do all of this without Darren. XO


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My very supportive parents came down for the weekend to help set up and see the show! 

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Me and my Papa; can you tell we're related? He's actually a very talented Wildfowl Woodcarver! Check out his work HERE!

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Awesome view of the CN Tower from inside my tent! :)

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It was a bright sunny happy day on Sunday! Glad to be done with the rain. :)



Friday, September 05, 2014

HUGE Custom "Preeti Ruby Indian Bride" Portrait Painting!



Many months ago when I was contacted by my wonderful client, asking if I would be able to create a HUGE 5 foot x 7 foot Indian Bride Portrait Painting, it seemed too good to be true. I had always felt I was meant to create epic beauty artworks of this magnitude and now someone would be paying me to do it! Truly a dream come true. :)

The three months of long days, nights, and weekends, more than 300 hours, went by in a flash. I had never felt more excited and ambitious about a piece. I would be so excited to wake up and start painting that I'd have a hard time sleeping. I was like a child during the night before Christmas. Every stroke, every gem applied, was done with the utmost care. It was a journey I will never forget.


To commission your own portrait please contact me at Info@MalindaPrudhomme.com


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To see more close up photos please visit my website

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I'm not a big fan of having my photo taken, not because I don't think I'm beautiful, but because I'm pretty much always in PJ's or "comfies".  BUT because of the size and detail of this piece I thought it would be a good opportunity to get "dressed up" and snap some shots of my silly mug. :)


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