Saturday, October 13, 2012

Well-known PJMG Artist Hosts Solo Show

Jack Stekelenburg standing behind Rock the Cradle.
Big Mouth
Sculptor/artist, Jack Stekelenburg, known for his large metal sculpture in front of Patrick John Mills Gallery, opened a solo show last evening at a delightful gallery situated in Carleton Place at Brush Strokes Art Supply and Gallery.
A wall of metal work.

 Brush Stokes is the perfect venue for Jack's work given the variety of wall space and vertical display area.You may want to click on their website URL to see photos of the gallery.

The show is on for the month of October. Further information can be had by emailing Jack at or calling Brush Strokes at (613) 253-8089. Additional  photos and commentary can be seen at

Summit 3
Several paintings by Jack Stekelenburg.

The Farm, side view.
The Farm, front view.

Rock the Cradle with The Summit Series behind and to the right, Big Mouth.

Jack accepts commissions to create three-dimensional metal sculptures of buildings.
An historic building in Renfrew, Ontario.
The custom sculpture.

Friday, October 12, 2012

NCC - Experimental Farm - Painting outside on location

October 12th 2012

Painting outside on location at the NCC Experimental Farm

Patrick John Mills and Patrick S Greene .... well we went out painting together. It was another sunshine beautiful day. But cold. Some strange hail / snow or something.  We worked on this location for two days. Thursday and Friday October 11 and 12th. 2012. 

Here are some images of the time. 

 Patrick John Mills - infront of painting

Patrick John Mills - and my paint box shit box car

 Experimental Farm. oil on canvas. 36 x 48 inches.
 October 11 - 12th 2012.  Price: $2000
Patrick John Mills
Patrick S. Greene - working in his painting

Patrick S Greene.  acrylic on canvas. 16 x 20 inches. Oct 11th 2012. Price: $450

Chakra - Painting


Chakra (Sunshine Soul).
oil on cavnas. 54 x 67 inches. Spring - Summer 2012. Price $3000.
Patrick John Mills
This photo is taken inside my studio.  The floor is very messy. But that is pretty much how my studio is and how I work. 
This painting is large. It is large - so that you feel the painting as you stand infront of it. I wanted to really centre myself.  I spent time in front of this canvas. The energy inside my soul was abundant. I felt sunshine in my entire soul. Warm energy. Deep breathes of space filled the core of my body. 
Each level of the painting has two tones of colour. Light and Dark.  It is very simple. I simply really enjoyed spending time painting this painting. i would not say I worked on this painting. I painted this painting.  It was a joy to visit this canvas and paint this painting.
sunshine and dreams

The concept of chakra features in tantric and yogic traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. Chakra are believed to be centers of the body from which a person can collect energy.

Chakras correspond to vital points in the physical body but are generally understood as being part of the "subtle body" which cannot be found through autopsy. While breath channels (nāḍis) of yogic practices had already been discussed in the classical Upanishads, it was not until the eighth-century Buddhist Hevajra Tantra and Caryāgiti, that hierarchies of chakras were introduced.