A continuation of the story begun in my painting Through the Looking Glass. The usual suspects set out on a journey that will take them through many strange lands. 36” x 24”, oil on linen.
Tired of using the same old tools to make art? Put away that fusty canvas and those iron poor tired pastels. Come in and lets make pictures using a technique that only elite graduates of the finest universities from the east coast and continental Europe and places like that truly understand. Be the first on your block to comprehend how to use acid and metal to craft something truly unusual, and unusually beautiful.
Etching will make average drawings look good and good drawings look great.
The workshop is totally self-contained. Bring yourself and your good spirits and let’s spend three hours together. When you leave, you’ll leave with some prints and the plate they came on.
Let the rest of the world nod their heads as if they actually know what you’re talking about – you actually will.
I found the snail and boy in my latest foray to the antique malls. I keep looking for small figurines that are expressive, amusing, pensive, sad…. The antique clock is on loan from my Kendallville dealer, Elisa Ellsworth of the Wilson Gallery. Thanks Elisa. I like to see a combination of finishes in the work, some alla prima marks as in the top of the wooden chest, some very carefully transitioned mid-tones as in the little boy. The clock face is very atmospheric, the snail bright and snappy. The snail I thought had tremendous personality.
The piece is currently on view at the Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne and measures 16” x 20”.
Finished earlier this year, Oil painting on linen, 20” x 16”.
The work deals with a common theme that I frequently return to the yearning of small things. There’s a small thing within each of us that wants always to be greater than it apparently is. The little brass pig shows up frequently in this role.
Here is my preliminary design for the 2015 rain barrel fundraiser. The figures will be transferred to the outside of a rain barrel and painted in acrylic. Area businesses are invited to underwrite the barrels which will be on display this summer at Art Beat. The design and painting are my donation to this worthy cause. This is one way that all of us can make a statement about the pride we have in our community.
Just finished this new painting. Some of my favorite characters have gathered together for an adventure. They encounter a mysterious portal. 36” x 24” on linen.