WATERCOLOUR AND TEXTILE ARTIST: Eileen Gidman hand paints one of a kind textiles with dyes. The resulting fabrics are washable and suitable for sewing or framing.
Watercolour paintings are also featured on this blog by this member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Watercolour painting by Eileen Gidman
Eileen Gidman's 'Everyday Clothesline' was presented by Fortis, BC to Cory Waters, the Manager of the Energy Efficiency Branch, of the BC Ministry for Energy, Mines and Natural Gas for an ongoing partnership in energy conservation programs. Click here for photo of presentation This presentation took place at Okanagan PowerSense Forum & Awards 2012 and will also be represented in Castlegar on Oct 24, 2012.
Energy conservation is dear to artist Eileen Gidman. Through a series of paintings featuring clotheslines, she highlights the concept of energy conservation.
The painting 'Everyday Clothesline' tells a story that evokes nostalgia for another time. The older style shingled home emphasizes the mood, and the clothesline reel and electric meter are prominently featured to signify the need for protection of our resources.
It is, however, the workman's hanging clothes that first caused Eileen to photograph the scene. She feels this scene speaks of everyones' ability, even after a hard day of work, to hang their clothes to dry.
Not only are clotheslines economic and green, they're just so artful!