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June 14, 2013Posted by on
Well, I have been traveling and I got home at the beginning of this week. Whew… I just did two art shows in Kansas but before that Ken and I spent two weeks in France…. (Paris and the South of France).…
Right now, I have so much inspiration that my head is about to explode but I need to revamp my studio so that I will have room to work more efficiently. UGH.
I have decided that I am going to take a break from doing art shows and see what kind of work I will make without the pressure of having to get ready for hitting the road with a van load of art. Coming back from Paris, my urge to work large is intensified. Coming back from Kansas, my passion for rural women and their toughness is confirmed. So I sort of have a plan….
While in Kansas, doing my last two shows (at least for the next year), I was quite pleased to have won two awards…. IN the Prairie Village Art show near Kansas City, I won Best of Show…. quite the honor since I have never had that happen before.
And then in Salina, Kansas at the Smoky Hill River Festival, I won a $500 Merit Award.… I loved the idea that I was backing away from the Art Show world on a high note….
I will talk about Paris in my next post but right now, I need to undertake a massive revamping of my studio…. I left it in a mess when I rushed off to Kansas.
February 6, 2013Posted by on
Well, I got into a drawing frenzy and started drawing 8×8 images of women in hats.
The deal is that I am doing an art exhibit at the Gallery at Round Top in Round Top, TX. with the exquisite painter, John Pinkerton. I love this man’s work. Here is a link to his website… http://oldartguy.com/Home_1.html ….Our show is going to be called He Said/She Said… So in some emails with John, we discussed what we were going to “say”… We had no idea. LOL. We went our separate ways to see what we were inclined to do.
He came back with 8 or so small paintings of nude (or more appropriately, shirtless) men in hats. Since I have been wanting to do women in hats for quite some time, I felt like now would be a good time to “answer” him back with etchings of prudish women in hats (with clothing)
So I have rough sketched about 10 women and now I need to figure out how I want to finish them with chine colle’ and the etching process. They won’t always be hanging with John’s happy, shirtless men so these women need to be able to stand alone, as well. Now, I am in the process of treating each one individually and trying to decide if more detail needs to go into their clothing or into the background.
This may seem like a chaotic way to work and it is… but it is the way these are coming about …
basically, I am a chaotic mess anyway….
You can see that by what is cluttering up my drawing table.…
October 1, 2012Posted by on
I just finished 27 different versions of my chicken etchings using the technique of chine colle’… The beauty of chine colle’ is that by cutting out different papers, I can make a huge variation in the etchings that I print.
Here are a few of my new 27 chicken etchings… I have 5 different etchings and had fun playing with the different papers… it was like having a whole new box of crayons to color with…
First some versions of “Free Ride”
And then “the Lucky Black Chicken”
Here are some “Don’t Chicken Out”
These are variations of “Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens”
And last but not least…. “Chicken Pot Pie”
As you can see, each one has it’s own look. A spot of color or an added element of pattern…
well, that is the Beauty of Chine Colle’
September 14, 2012Posted by on
Okay, ever since I had a strange visit from a stray black chicken, I have wanted to make some chicken drawings with plans to turn them into etchings with chine colle’…..
So I finally sat down and drew that chicken and about 4 more….. Here are my chicken drawings…
I have played around with some different papers and they still need more work but these are a few of the etchings after I have printed and hand colored them… What I love about these is that I can play with different colored papers and change them up…. These will probably end up being one of a kind prints…
I am still working on the one I call Chicken Pot Pie…. and will post photos when I figure it out….
February 10, 2012Posted by on
Well I did it….. I finished the edition…. Here is what 250 etchings looks like…. well with a piece of foamcore separating each group of 50….
So they are now packed in the box to ship them to Salina Kansas tomorrow. And then on to monoprinting….. woo hoo…
February 6, 2012Posted by on
Every morning, I have a short walk from our house to the studio I share with Ken … This morning the air was crisp and chilly and I felt lucky to be here for it…
… my stack of etchings were waiting for me to color… I am a little more than half done… yahoo.
February 4, 2012Posted by on
So, for the last two days, Ken and I drove with our brother in law, Joe and our niece, Mary and her soon to be husband, Tyler to listen to a talk that Joe had to give at the Victoria College in Victoria Texas. It was about the influence of the oil business on music… it was quite riveting as are most lectures by Joe ..
here are a few of the more “tame” photos taken on the trip…
So now that we are home, it is back to coloring the etchings for the Salina project…. they seemed to have grown while I was gone… Actually, I have done 70 so far…
Gotta get after it before two of our grandsons, Ben and Ian get here to spend the night. Break time is over…