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”

Three out of Four

Progress continues forward as energy levels fade. Three out of four pairs are now cut. The wheat image (upper right) was completed today after almost four days of work. Granted, the work wasn’t continuous. I burned out after the first four squares and had a difficult time trying to move forward. This type of projectContinue reading “Three out of Four”

Figuring out spacing

How will the final spacing of work come together? It’s something that requires thought right now before moving on to larger panels. If I stay with this spacing (1ft), then the long panels will remain 5 ft long. If I choose to pull the squares in more, say a 10″ space, then the little squareContinue reading “Figuring out spacing”

Completing the first quad

I’m pushing for a goal of 4 panels per week. Wednesday was the Hazelnut panel. It didn’t look all that complicated, but I had several interruptions that broke it into two days of work. Thursday, I set in motion the least liked (but certainly impressive) tree ring image. The day didn’t bode well as I immediatelyContinue reading “Completing the first quad”

Clover and Grasses

Whew! It’s August 1 and I’m finally making advances creating art for Halsey, OR. July was consumed by house projects, from re-roofing to installation of a new heating system. Those projects are completed but others have sprung up to compensate for the changes. I won’t bore  you with that stuff, but I suspect the work will takeContinue reading “Clover and Grasses”

Chopping

The household has finally settled back into a normal routine. We had a nephew, on leave from the army, visit for 5 days. It’s always nice to see him because it gets Dave out on new adventures. This visit involved two days of fishing. I stayed home with barking dogs. In addition to the nephew,Continue reading “Chopping”

Finishing the Squares

A large magnifier with light is one of the essential tools I’ve acquired from my father’s studio. It’s attached to the drafting table he used for many many years. This is the same set-up I currently use in my space. It’s nice to have a piece of his history under my hands and eyes daily.Continue reading “Finishing the Squares”

Feeling better

Progress: The above photo shows the preliminary layout of current squares. I’m trying to keep a circular flow through both sides of the design. I’ll audition (swapping) the wheat and Hazelnut images to balance things a bit more. The right half is feeling heavy. I also used the image of the first grainery building, rather thanContinue reading “Feeling better”