Last updated: June 10, 2017
Welcome to the Canadian Whisky Painters... where there's a good shot of Canadian Whisky in each painting!
A Bit About Us
We're a group of individual Canadian Plein Air Painters and/or Urban Sketchers who, when left to our own devices, paint using our individual choice of media, paint in different styles and pursue our own creative interests.
However, when painting or showing together as Canadian Whisky Painters, we use media which includes watercolour, goauche, or alcohol based inks.
The Whisky Paintings we show and sell are no bigger than 4"x6" (image size), done to the best of our ability, and are painted using artist quality paints and archival, acid free paper.
These little gems may be painted 'En Plein Air' at street side or in the field, in a coffee shop, pub, or even the studio.
So... as of January 2017, our Canadian Whisky Painters officially start out and, no matter where our little gems were painted, you can bet there's a good shot of Canadian Whisky included in each one.
A Bit About Whisky Painting
Whisky Painting was originally 'defined' by Joe Ferriot, and American businessman, artist and owner of a Plastics Mfg. firm, who was instrumental in the formation of the 'Whiskey Painters of America'. You can read that story here.
Although we're not affiliated with the American group, our story has the basic elements of theirs. At different times, we've all inadvertently dipped our brushes into our drinks, whether it be water, wine, beer or whisky.
A Bit About the Spelling of 'Whisky'
Interestingly, there are two ways to spell Whisky (or Whiskey), and probably quite a bit of confusion created as a result. I recently read a bit about this and learned a great way to remember who spells it which way.
The rule of thumb seems to be: if a Whisky/Whiskey producing country has an 'e' in its name, then it is spelled with an 'e' (Whiskey). If the country doesn't have an 'e' in it's name, then there's no 'e' (Whisky). When Whisky/Whiskey is used in the plural, the spelling is also different. Whisky becomes Whiskies, and Whiskey becomes Whiskeys.