Sunday, May 11, 2014

Newest Painting in the Clothesline Series

Clothesline Series: 'Kaslo Campground'
watercolour by Eileen Gidman
currently available at 'Your Arts Desire', Kaslo, BC
The promotion of energy conservation as well as renewable energy usage is important to me. My goal with this watercolour Clothesline Series, that I have been doing over several years, is to draw attention to the everyday ways of saving energy. Not only can we hang our clothes to dry whenever possible but there are many small ways of saving energy. Click here for some home energy savings tips from Fortis BC Fortis BC's energy saving tips. 
Not only can we dry our clothes whenever practical but we can turn off lights as we leaving rooms and when purchasing new appliances we can look to the energy savings ones. About 20% of our energy usage goes to heating water. That is food for thought isn't it. I know my fabric dyeing requires a hot water wash but the rest of my clothes washing can be done in cold water.
Last summer when in Kaslo, BC for the Langham Gallery opening of the Portrait Project (Link for the Portrait Project), it was fortunate we drove through the Kaslo campground as there was this perfectly lovely motorcycle camp set up. With the cozy look to the camp and the casual clothesline, I knew instantly I had the idea for my next clothesline series. The watercolour painting is available now at 'Your Arts Desire' gallery in Kaslo, BC or I can provided details if you email me at
Even though the other paintings in the series are sold you can click here to view them.  Clothesline Series in Watercolour


Laura Leeder said...

Your inclusion of the motorcycle made me smile. Nicely done Eileen! I can feel the breeze off the water and the birds singing in the background!

Win Dinn, Artist said...

This painting just evokes the whole lazy delight of camping and back to nature, very much in keeping with your clothesline theme, Eileen. I love it!

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

Yes, the motorcycle was something new for me to paint but I really enjoyed the challenge.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Eileen - found your blog through Laura Leeder's. This is such a lovely watercolor. I love hanging clothes out - it is the best part about washing them. Hope you have a great day. Thanks for sharing.

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

Debbie, thanks for taking the time to have a look. Welcome.