Reexamining a Technique

There is an upcoming print exchange that I’ve signed up for and the deadline approaches. What subject should I attempt? What method should I jump on? Last year I created a drypoint on copper and I wasn’t terribly happy with the end result. Do I try it again or do a traditional block print? It’sContinue reading “Reexamining a Technique”

Blue Fern

With the depressing state of the US government, I’ve decided to take a few days off from social media to work on art projects. First on the list is completing a small edition of the screen print tea towels. The fern image required a bit of touch-up before moving forward. Half of the morning wasContinue reading “Blue Fern”

A New Year 

After an almost 2+ month break, I’ve decided that it’s a good time to get back into a blogging routine. The holidays are over. Winter is very much here. The studio is aching  for attention from me! 2016 certainly held several projects with art and life: Art in Rural Communities is still up and goingContinue reading “A New Year “

The Install of “From the Land”

It’s been several days since the actual installation and I’m finally feeling rested enough to show some photos! It was a beautiful warm fall day and a 20 ft long blank canvas! Walter B and Hester Coucke (The Arts Center Curator) were hard at work hanging the informational signage. Starting off seemed pretty simple. LayContinue reading “The Install of “From the Land””

Early Rain

It came early. The rain that is. It’s been a bit of a guessing game as to when it would start. Would it be Saturday or Sunday? Will it start around noon on Saturday or around 9am? It chose the 9:30am Saturday time slot. This early rain puts a damper on the final painting push.Continue reading “Early Rain”

Getting Closer

I’m working like crazy to get the project completed by this Friday. Why Friday? Because I want the weekend to myself! I’m so tired of the whole thing. Yet, I have to keep plugging along and try to forget those negative thoughts as they arise. Today I started bracing parts together. What does that mean?Continue reading “Getting Closer”

Push to the end

This small strip pretty much says it all. The project is coming soon. Very soon. Like, the 20th of September for my work. Two weeks from now. And yes, I’m in the freak-out stage of work. I spent several days scraping off aluminum burs and ragged plastic parts on all 8 major squares. Not aContinue reading “Push to the end”

Onward!

Far Right Panel Idea: I’m pushing myself forward as the new week approaches. Sunday afternoon I sat down and did a quick and inaccurate cut of a barn, fields, and Mary’s Peak in the background. I didn’t even really think about all the perspective lines and where the true horizon line should be located. I’llContinue reading “Onward!”

First 8

Somehow, I’ve managed to get to this point, completing the first 8 panels for the Halsey project. The actual wall placement isn’t correct yet, but there’s still more to figure out. The Meadowfoam flowers completed the set. Interestingly, here at home the city has been working on the water main/meter for the past 3 days.Continue reading “First 8”

Radish blooms and a bee

Finally panel #7 is finished! I’ve been reading more about certain crops like Meadowfoam and Radishes. They’re grown for oil production. Bees are 100% required for pollinating the crops, nothing else can do the job. Panel #8 is now in design mode. I started a piece focused on apple branches, but I’m getting pulled towardsContinue reading “Radish blooms and a bee”