Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Art Factory

The Art Factory 

Currently I am in the process of purchasing this property in Renfrew, Ottawa, Ontario.

I am very excited about having such a large artist studio space.  The factory is 8700 square feet with 23 foot high ceilings.

There is a lot of work that will be needed to be done.  But every journey starts with one step.  It will take some time to fix the place up. I am excited. And look forward to this project.

My vision is to have some sort of retail space in the front part of the building. Eventually hire staff to run a retail store. In this store I intend to sell art, hand made objects, jewelry, tea, coffee, deserts, and fun interesting things.  The front part of the building is about 3000 square feet, divided on two levels. I plan to put a lot of time and energy into making this space an experience. So that people are inspired and wish to return.  

The vision will grow and is very flexible. I will see and be open to what gifts, ideas, individuals present themselves to the space.  

The property is on the main road of Renfrew.  You can not miss it as you drive down the main road.  

I will be posting on my Facebook wall events... One of the ideas that I have is to offer a free, open invite to all my Facebook Artists Friends... we can all have a creative weekend together making art in the Art Factory.  I think there will be enough space. lol.  Well I hope we can all be creative for a weekend (arrive on a Friday, be creative, and Sunday afternoon return after great time together).  Well this is one of many many ideas. It will be fun.  Excited.

My very good friend Jack Stekelenburg will be living and working there. I have offered him free studio space to sculpt for life. Jack is a great dear friend. And he is a very talented artist. It will give me great joy to see him express himself with his art.  

Live Love Art


inside the Art Factory

photo inside the Art Factory

I will also get this duplex house (rental income)

 photo of the front of the future Art Factory

An office that will be converted into an apartment for Jack

 I will need to renovate this (much work) but I intend to convert this into storage units to rent out

This structure is rented out to a local business (1400 square feet)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

En Plein Air - Landscape Painting in a Snow Storm...Patrick John Mills

En Plein Air - Landscape Painting in a Snow Storm.

International Award Winning Abstract Landscape Painter and Poet -  Patrick John Mills shares with you "En Plein Air Painting"  in a Snow Storm, -34 degree Celsius. and extreme winter painting conditions.

The artist talks about his En Plein Air painting experience live and on location during a snow storm.  He talks about landscape painting techniques and much more.  

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Solo Show at the Hintonburg Public House

Solo Show at the Hintonburg Public House
1020 Wellington Street West
22 Selected works on display - plus a jacket

Feb 2nd - March 7th 2015

Meet the Artist - Thursday Feb 12th 2015

(meet the artist - or just show some support and encouragement)
I have really been working hard in my studio, on the streets, on a bridge, in my mind.
It would mean a lot to me if you came...
Live Love Art - Patrick

The Hintonburg Public House - 1020 Wellington Street West

photo of paintings in the show 

Inner Core. oil on canvas. 12 x 14 inches. Price: $250

Changing of the Seasons. oil on canvas. 2013 about 18 x 24 inches. Price: $350 

Inner Core. oil on canvas. 8 x 10 inches. 2013. Price: $125

 The Canal. oil on canvas. 38 x 78 inches. March 2012. Price $2500

 close up of the Canal painting - detail 

 Inner Sunshine. Oil on canvas. about 14 x 16 inches. 2014. Price: $300

The Canal. oil on canvas. 32 x 54 inches (approximate size). March 2013. Price: $1800

Inner Core. oil on canvas. 36 x 48 inches. 2014. Price: $1400

 Visiting Jack Stekelenburg's studio (in the Fall)
oil on canvas. 11 x 14 inches approximate. 2013. Price: $300

 I Love You. oil on canvas. 36 x 48 inches. 2013. Price: $1400

Ode to Spring. oil on canvas. 44 x 64 inches. (approximate size). 2012. Price: $2200 

preview of painting on display at The Hintonburg Public House
Tender Self (left), Ode to Spring (right)

Love Connection. oil on canvas. 36 x 48 inches. 2013. Price: $1400

photo of paintings in the show  

photo of paintings in the show
Artist's Jacket ($200) - Self Portrait ($2500)

Self Portrait. oil on canvas. 48 x 48 inches. 2012. Price: $2500

Artist's Jacket $200

She drives me crazy. oil on canvas. 14 x 20 inches (appr). 2012. Price: $300

Inner Core. oil on canvas. 2014. 7 x 9 inches. Price: $125

Heart Beat. oil on canvas. 14 x 18 inches. 2014. Price: $200

I Love You. oil on canvas. 36 x 48 inches. 2013. Price: 1400

 Heart Beat (top) , Sunshine Soul (bottom)

Inner Courage. oil on canvas. 16 x 20 inches (appro). 2014. Price: $250

The Canal. oil on canvas. 32 x 54 inches. March 2012. Price: $1800

Intersection of Merton and Ladouceur. oil on canvas. 24 x 30 inches. Price: $500

She drives me crazy (top) - $300
Self Portrait (below)- $500

Saturday, January 31, 2015

How to Paint a Landscape Painting - Artist: Patrick John Mills: Painting Techniques, Color Theory

International Award Winning Abstract Painter and Poet 
Patrick John Mills shares how to paint a landscape oil painting.  

Patrick John Mills explains and shares oil painting techniques, 
color theory, research, perspective, composition.  

thank you 
Patrick John Mills

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Color Theory - Oil Painting techniques - Abstract Artist Patrick John Mills 

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Oil Painting on Sparks Street... Live Love and Painting.

After The City of Ottawa forced me to shut my gallery due to zoning.  It has been a long hard road.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel.  The Lot is conditionally Sold.
Soon it will be time invest in the future.

Having this time off from running the gallery... has given time to live, love, and paint. 
Presently I am painting on Sparks Street and putting my passion into my palette.
It is very cold outside. Snow flakes melt on my face. My fingers are freezing... but I am free.
Inside my soul everything is beautiful. Warm red blood keeps me warm.

I am not a bird in a cage
The streets is my studio.. and there are no walls.
I am a building
I am a tree
I am the falling snow that melts into water on my face. 

The sunlight reflects off the windows of the downtown buildings... and sunshine enters into my eyes.

Allowing myself to be me.  Having the courage to creatively continue.  Not accepting negative elements.  I have worked hard and continue to paint and share.

Painting outside on Sparks Street as my studio is to share with others.  To open my studio. I am an artist. I do work. I am a painter. And these are my paintings. I push myself to paint outside at very cold temperatures.

My life is moments.  And while I paint everything is in perfect harmony.  I feel connected to everything. It is just a beautiful process.

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Mobile Transport Art Studio = Freedom to paint anywhere

thank you Robert Faubert for the photo 

working on location

 Very cold day... - 33 degree Celsius

Sunshine... love it.

destroying a section of my house... to clear half the double Lot. 

old electrical panel

new updated electrical panel... house now a duplex
That way I have another rental income.
Life as an artist has its up and downs. So I have tried to be responsible. 

destroying a section on my house... by hand

No dreams happen while you sleep.
This was a lot of hard work. 
I removed this section of the house. To clean half the Lot.  
I gave 103 tons of stones away off Kijiji
Converted my house into a duplex
and now the Lot 144 is conditionally Sold.  

New Chapter in my life... very excited.  

Patrick John Mills