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Hamilton Doors Open

Hamilton Doors Open

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

May 4th and 5th I will be in my studio for Doors Open 10-4 pm. Come and tour The Cotton Factory (270 Sherman Avenue North Hamilton) and see what all the other artists are up to. If you are interested in my Floorcloth Weekend Workshop May 11 and 12th, stop by to see me and the floorcloth I’ll be working on. Studio 229, Mill building

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Recent travel for heritage reproduction

Recent travel for heritage reproduction

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Blog | 4 comments

Last year I had the pleasure of being hired by Historic Plaster Conservation Services to work on The Colonial Building in St. John’s Newfoundland.  The building is an important historical landmark as the seat of confederacy and the interior decorative painting is outstanding in the quality of workmanship and the diversity of painted finishes.  I worked on reproducing the original quarter-sawn oak painted finish on the doors, baseboards and window casings in a mock up room.  While there I was able to tour the rest of the building to see the remarkable work and the ongoing effort to preserve and restore it.  I hope the government can find the funds to properly restore this building back to it’s original...

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Painted Floorcloth Weekend Workshop

Painted Floorcloth  Weekend Workshop

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Blog, Events | 11 comments

Learn to paint and complete your own floor cloth!  May 11-12 2019 10am-3pm  The Cotton Factory Room 206, 270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton ON L8L 6N4 Floorcloths (also known as oilcloths) date back to the mid 1700s and were popular up to the 1950s.  These were a highly durable and artistic way to protect and decorate wood and stone floors.  Many different types of methods were used in the designs such as glazing, stencilling, print blocking and gilding.  The earliest cloth decorations imitated fined wood, marble, tile and fashionable “Turkish” carpets.  In the 18th century geometrics were both plain and marbled. I have created many heritage floorcloths and my work sits in Dundurn Castle, Battlefield Museum, The Museums of  Mississauga and Spadina House. Students will learn to stretch, prime and prepare their own canvas.  Stencil methods and glazing will be employed with some metallic mediums used.  Methods in protection and hemming cloths will be taught. All supplies and notes included in price. Students to bring their own lunch and wear painting clothes. $425.00 plus hst Space limited. Please email me at lorilemare@bell.net May 11-12...

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Deco-Tourism: Italy

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Blog, Events | 2 comments

Join me June 8-15 2019 on my 12th deco-tourism trip to the heart of Tuscany.  Stay in a renovated farmhouse on an award winning olive grove and vineyard  (Fattoria di Fubbiano). Paint, hike, swim, tour and relax on this 7 day trip. You will create a small painting learning techniques in gesso preparation, gilding, painted ornament and shading. *$2500 Cdn ($2000 US) includes painting class, private room and comJoin me June 8-15 2019 on my 12th deco-tourism trip to the heart of Tuscany. Stay in a renovated farmhouse on an award winning olive grove and vineyard (Fattoria di Fubbiano). Paint, hike, swim, tour and relax on this 7 day trip. You will create a small painting learning techniques in gesso preparation, gilding, painted ornament and shading. *$2500 Cdn ($2000 US) includes painting class, private room and communal meals . Price excludes airfare, transportation to and from farm and any meals or trips outside of the farmhouse. $500 deposit will secure your space. Only 6 rooms available (If you would like to share your room the price each is $2000 cdn/ $1550 US) Email at lorilemare@bell.netmunal meals . Price excludes airfare, transportation to and from farm and any meals or trips outside of the farmhouse. $500 deposit will secure your space.  Only 6 rooms available (If you would like to share your room the price each is $2000 cdn/ $1550 US) Email at lorilemare@bell.net Come paint in Tuscany and stay in a 15th c. villa....

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