Art Show Recap

The Art in the Garden event turned out really great. The night before a big storm came along and brought lots of rain and wind but also much cooler temperatures. On Saturday we set up in Todd’s amazing garden using easels, trellises, tables and places on his fence. The artwork was nestled among the hostas,Continue reading “Art Show Recap”

Block Printing at the Studio

The studio is open but we aren’t having a party this year. I decided to do a block printing project and also to have open studio hours when I will be working on the printing. So far I have completed 3/4 of the prints. I’m doing a reduction print which means that after I carveContinue reading “Block Printing at the Studio”

Reworking and playing with a motif

I completed a number of drawings of fresh or dried sunflowers. In order to push the work in a different direction, away from solely observational drawing, I used a variety of media (watercolor, marker, mixed media) on top of the drawing or I cut up the images and rearranged. These works feel more personal, moreContinue reading “Reworking and playing with a motif”

Antietam

This summer I traveled by bicycle to the Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland.  I was struck by the tragedy of the battle: over 23,000 soldiers killed in one day on September 17, 1862.  Neither side claimed victory.  President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation five days after the battle.  We had lunch in the town ofContinue reading “Antietam”

Wharf Drawings

These two works were done primarily from life but also touched up back in the studio.  I did the wharf picture on site using colored pencil and watercolor.  I redrew it on toned paper that night, using my sketch and photo references.  I was really interested in getting the geometry of the buildings and theContinue reading “Wharf Drawings”