This is my old drawing from 30 years ago titled "British Bikes". It will be on exhibit in the Imagination Art Show at Framing Dames in Scarborough, 362 Old Kingston Road. Through NOVEMBER UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2012.
Just in time for the old school sending of Christmas cards, with a muskie theme. Every year I send out orders of dozens of these wonderful cards.
PRICED AT $2.50 EACH ORDER EARLY.
Card names, left to right
1. winter muskie over the winter moon
2. Santa's thinking muskie and shovelling snow.
3. Waiting Muskie on Christmas Eve
1. Santa muskie sleigh
2. Ice fishing Santa suprised
3. Seasons Greetings Muskie style
1. Santa with a Muskie bucktail pinned to his hat
2. Reindeer adding Christmas Muskie Lures as decoration to Christmas tree
3. Happy Holidays Muskie style
Please, send order to; All shipping is included in the price.
34 Hughey Crescent
These are the progressive photos of the acrylic painting I completed at the Trout Unlimited Canada
Dinner and Auction that was presented at the Metro Convention Centre October 30. 2012.
The final donation over $200. Titled "BROWNIE RISING" 11 in x 14 in acrylic on canvas
This is my Interview style story titled "How to Catch Your Biggest Muskie".
It includes interviews with Muskie anglers and Guides including, John Anderson, Rodel Misa,
Gord Pyzer, Pete Maina, Greg Videki, George Unis, Graham Bistrow and Mark Forabosco.
The ART I created for the story features a portrait of all the interviewed muskie fisherman holding a giant 600 pound Muskie!
Tha art published in the magazine is almost the same size as the original illustration.
The recently published 2013 includes my "The Chase Begins" acrylic painting.
It's featured for the month of October .
It's a scene where the muskie has just arrived at the moment a lure has splashed down.
A few stems of underwater weeds indicate the lure was cast to the edge of muskies lair.
The lure featured is a LEO LURES, old style flat sided jointed crankbait in a popular fire belly perch pattern.
McGregor Park Library presents a seminar
by Artist CHARLES WEISS
Sat. Sept. 29, 2012 at 2 pm until 3;30 pm
2119 Lawrence Street East in Beautiful Scarborough.
near the intersection of Birchmount Road and Lawrence East.
Meet the contributing artist of "Fishes of Toronto", Charles Weiss
He will explain his original fish acrylic paintings from the booklet and show his step by step process of wood carving fish. Participants will have a opportunity to try a fish print(Japanese Gyotaku)
a traditional form of fish printing, using a real fish on rice paper!
SEE YOU THERE....
This is an inspiring old black and white photograph from an Historical Toronto book by Mike Filey.
I will be re-creating an acrylic and latex painting of this image in a variety of purples ,blues and greeny-yellows. I think this delivery wagon would have been seen along the streets of Torontofrom around 1900 to about just after the 1945.
The usual standard colour of this BELL BOX is brown. I think Toronto deserves a colourful re-design on these boxes. A group of like minded artists will be devoting this weekend to adding orignal art to about 10 BELL BOXES on East Danforth's Toronto streetscape! This project started in 2009 and has been growing every year with about 40 boxes painted across Toronto.
The GREENWOOD Subway stop will be the location for the BELL BOX painting. This art work will celebrate the image of a delivery wagon for a Eaton Department store.The art final will be about 48 inches wide and 36 inches high. Look out this for new art on the East Danforth at the Greenwood Subway , North side.
The start of the drawing and purple paint. The border design was added when I saw the art by Denise LaFrance. She created a wonderful winter scene on a Bell Box at Church and Charles streets in downtown Toronto.
The next step adding the tinted blue.
Thr rain delayed the finish on Saturday. I was fortunate to get about four hours painting time.
The last few brush strokes. I added a vivid green simulated Green Wood grain to the frame around the border.
This is what the plan sketch of the art looked like. I wanted make a bright contrast filled artwork.
ARTWORK AND PHOTOGRAPHS COPYRIGHT Charles Weiss 2012
This is my quick sketch of a chain pickerel. I stopped at the Natural Resources in Milton by the Mersey River. They suggested the "Barr"ponds on the south edge of Liverpool. I caught two of them on small spinners panther martin and Blue Fox. They measured less than 12 inches/ 30 cm in length and had a shiny pale green colour. Each were caught on the first cast to a new spot along the shoreline. Each flipped off the hook before I could take a photograph of them.
Shallow weedy ponds were the spot that samll yellow perch and minnows could be seen near shore.
An osprey nest was a surprise.The two birds flew away with protesting calls as I approached.
Justin's Wood Art provided the chance to see a unique shark wood carving is the only toothy predator I saw along the way to Milton in Nova Scotia. He creates a variety of interesting folk art animals including birds, fish and reptiles.
The wave tossed Atlantic Sea was a challenge to express in acrylic paint.I tried to accurately paint the wave action and the waters edge. People were moving around too much to capture with my brush.. Distant .landmarks were added with a few quick strokes of the brush. The final artwork shows my impression of being there and painting on the spot. I was tempted to splash into the water's edge. That is a real salty experience. Perhaps I'll go back again to the beach and try to express the people too
These are some plan views of my painting design for my next muskie wood carving.
It will be a departure from a realistic style of painting the fish.
I'll be painting a "sunset" of the both sides fish. There will be a silouette shapes of pine trees with a calm lake in the background reflecting ragged clouds and sunset colours of pink, purple yellow and orange. The fish carving will three dimensional in shape and measure over 40 inches in length.
This project was inspired by "Muskies on Mainstreet" from the Kenora, Ontario based Lake of the Woods Artist Collective.
These are the 12 new colourful paintings featuring Muskie theme scenes for the my 2013 Classic Muskie Calendar.I've created these paintings featuring action filled dramatic moments.
Lures featured: Muskie Train, Dick Lures, Danny Baits, Willey's Bucktails, Spanky's Baits, Greg Videki's Lures, Northland Lures combined with a First Mate Lures and Gerke's Jerkies
Price $20. Canadian
Price $25 United States of America