Thank You, Calgary!!

Thank You Calgary!

Thank you Calgary! It was an amazing day! Thank you to my friend Janice and my daughter Rakiya for helping me and keeping me sane! Thank you to all my family and friends that came out to support me and the Abstract’d Art Collective! It was incredible to see so many smiling faces behind the masks, feel the excitement, and community spirit!

Thank you again to everyone who participated and helped make this happen!

Abstract'd Art collective

Gloria Gelo @gloriagelo
Julia Hirst @juliahirst
Margriet Hogue @margriethogue
Nadine Johnson @nadinejohnsonfineart
Susan Sakamoto @susan.sakamoto.art
Louise Savoie @savoie_art

Two Rivers Distillery @two_rivers_distillery_yyc
Uncommon Cider @uncommoncider
City & Country Winery @citycountrywine
Cabin Brewing @cabinbrewing
Born Colorado Brewing @borncoloradobrewing

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Abstract’d Art Collective

I would love to introduce you to the Abstract’d Art Collective. We met through the @art2life_world Creative Visionary Program, and although we took CVP in different years ranging from 2016 to 2021, we all had something in common, our love of abstract art. Living relatively close together helped us collaborate and forge a new arts community called the Abstract’d Art Collective. On October 3rd we will be having out first Abstract’d Artist Show & Sale.

Gloria Gelo @gloriagelo
Julia Hirst @juliahirst
Margriet Hogue @margriethogue
Nadine Johnson @nadinejohnsonfineart
Susan Sakamoto @susan.sakamoto.art
Louise Savoie @savoie_art

 I am so excited to be participating in our upcoming
Abstract’d Art Walk & Pop-Up Exhibition in Calgary on

Sunday, Oct. 3rd from 12-5 pm

We are collaborating with five of Calgary’s fine establishments:

Two Rivers Distillery @two_rivers_distillery_yyc
Uncommon Cider @uncommoncider
City & Country Winery @citycountrywine
Cabin Brewing @cabinbrewing
Born Colorado Brewing @borncoloradobrewing

So come out and see some art, support your local distillery, cidery, winery and breweries. And if you get hungry, there will be several food trucks parked along the route.

We can’t wait to see you!

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Loving My New Colour Palette!

Earlier this year I worked on a commission for a special friend, I fell in love with the painting! So I decided I needed more! I started a new series using the same colour palette. I was excited and nervous because I had never painted a series of works using the same palette.

What Is It About Colour!

I love red! I love all colors but red is my favourite. Interestingly enough this new palette doesn’t have any red, but it does have pink! This colour palette reminds me of mid-century interiors, bell bottoms, and The Brady Bunch! It reminds me of my grandparents, parents, and a few close friends. It makes me feel like I’m listening to old songs while driving down the highway singing at the top of my lungs with a few close friends. Every fun, happy loving memory is all wrapped up in this colour palette. I’m sure if you’ve had a moment where you’ve seen a painting or a photo, a magazine ad and had a visceral reaction to it! That’s how I feel about my new colour palette!

What I Am Using In My New Colour Palette!

The main colours I am using are Cadmium Red Medium, Green Gold, Teal, Cadmium Yellow Medium, white, and black. Cad Red Med and Cad Yellow Med make the most amazing orange! The first thing I do is mix up a pile of paint using all of the colours in my palette. Basically, I’m making mud! Then I take that mud and add some to every colour in my palette, this will harmonize my colours so that they look even more beautiful together. Not only do I add a touch of mud to all my colours but I do the same with my whites. I will add a little of each colour excluding black to make really beautiful shades of white.

Colour And How I Am Reminded Of Candy

After naming the first painting “Turkish Delight” I was constantly reminded of candy and how much my kids love it! Here are a few of my new paintings along with their delicious names!

Here’s Where You Can Find Them!

If you would like to take a look in person you can visit Art On 9th Invermere. They are participating in “The Summer Exhibit” till October 30th. Or you can send me an email at nadine@nadinejohnson.ca

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