Carollyne Sinclaire
Acrylics Oils

Art Log

(posted on 7 Sep 2017)

I came upon this little sunflower in a local organic apple orchard where I had been graciously invited to pick blackberries.    Sunflowers tower above the espaliered apples, bees buzz and swallows swoop at the orchard high on the hill with views of Osoyoos Lake far below.  A blissful place.


 Part of a new sunflower series.  Acrylic on 8 square inch deep cradle board, $120.00, shipping extra.




(posted on 30 Jul 2017)

A few years ago I noticed this yellow canoe drifting in Vaseux Lake, north of Oliver, BC. on the side of Highway 97.  Just a canoe, no oars, no rope, and it hadn't been tied up or dragged ashore.  The image has stayed with me ever since.


Acrylic on 18" X 36" X 1 1/2" exhibition canvas, ready to hang.  As you can see on the right, the sides are painted.  Please contact me if you're interested.

I am so pleased to have had my 'Little Greek Boats' chosen for a juried exhibition this weekend at the Liquidity and Noble Ridge Wineries show, located at the Noble Ridge "Barn" for their Vine Dining.

(posted on 12 Jul 2017)

FRESH TOMATOES YOU PICK. A roadside sign near Penticton advertising a small, local gallery stated, "Fresh Art You Pick." A nostalgic reference to the roadside signs of years ago that rhymed that made me smile.

These 8 X 10" acrylics on one inch cradle board will stay fresh throughout the seasons. $100.00 each.

Take a bunch home!

(posted on 30 Jun 2017)

I am so pleased to have my painting 'Little Greek Boats' chosen to show at the Art Show and Vine Dining for this extraordinary event at the Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery Barn on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Please read the poster for information about the dining event and the plein air painting and vineyard art walk. Tickets for these events sell out fast so book now if you're considering taking part. Book online at or phone 778 515-5500.

(posted on 11 Jun 2017)

Is it Done?

When to stop? That's always the question for me. When I taught, one of my third grade students asked, "How do you know when it's finished?" He's an animator now and I'm sure he could better answer his own question now than I did then.

But starting isn't easy either. Several years ago I brought home these Spartans from the local fruit co-op and placed a few on a bandana napkin I've had for over 40 years, one of those old, soft fabrics that are no longer crisp nor bright. I liked the looks of the apples on the print but at that time I found the whole project overwhelming to draw and paint. This year I set myself the task, drawing the design over 3 days, but as I approach the end of a painting--especially a large painting such as this 30" square--I start to wonder about the overall look as well as the details: the brightness of the background competing with the subject, the sufficiency of the

depth of shadows, the chroma of the apples and the highlights. What are your ideas? Is it done? Please answer on my blog page.

Put this on your calendar. Starting this Saturday, May 20th the ART Gallery Osoyoos will exhibit works from local painters, potters, quilters, jewellery designers, glass makers, photographers and more. As soon as works are purchased, artists will replenish, so come often.

If you're planning a trip through the Okanagan Valley, make sure that the Art Gallery Osoyoos' Summer Artisan Market is on your must do list.

May 20th to June 29 12 to 4 p.m.
June 30 to Sept 4 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is the busiest time of the year for artists across the continent as they prepare for summer markets, exhibits and sales, and Osoyoos has its own share of events, with the Summer Artisan Market at the Art Gallery Osoyoos being the biggest and longest market of all. Starting May 20th, 2017 the Art Gallery Osoyoos Summer Artisan Market displays the work of over 30 artists from painters to potters to textile artists, quilters and jewellery designers. As works are sold they will be replenished by artists so come often.

This photo shows some, but not all, of my works that will be on available for viewing and sales. Please visit and browse. But a cautionary note: leave yourself time as there's lots to see.

Starting May 20th, 2017 the Art Gallery Osoyoos is open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

(posted on 28 Apr 2017)

The Art of Carollyne Sinclaire featured at Faustino's Cidery on Hwy 97, Osoyoos

You can't miss Faustino's Cidery, a darling yellow building on the left as you head north on Highway 97 from Osoyoos. And when you're there tasting the family produced ciders, take the time to see my paintings, some of which are shown below as I prepare for the summer show at Faustino's. Don't miss that pear cider, either!

(posted on 28 Feb 2017)

I can't even say "fresh off the easel" because it's still wet and still perched on my easel but I admit publicly right here that I am a fool for a pretty dog's face. Acrylic on black gesso, 8 inches square. If you're interested in adding this cutie to your collection please contact me through

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