Thursday, 19th July 2018
While spending most of the day teaching metal arts to high school kids at a fine arts camp, sometimes one needs to have a little fun. So the other instructors thought it would be fun to do some painting on velvet. I initially thought real velvet stretched on wood but we used velvet matte board instead. The others used acrylics but I opted to try out pastels. I had only 12 colours. But I learned a couple of things tonight. I enjoy plein air and I'm not too bad at it.
Wednesday, 28th March 2018
cranking up crazy style now. in between getting organized, the studio floor tiled (finally) and creating, its time to get moving, right? just adding enameling to my forte of ever growing list of things I know how to do. Its what keeps me on my toes, always learning new things.
and I got all of my beautiful pastels organized in a nice drawer unit. that thing is super heavy.
Saturday, 17th March 2018
here's something new. scratchbord art. there is something very meditative about it and the finished work of art looks super cool when i'm done. measure 5 x 5.
Friday, 9th February 2018
for my birthday (last year, dec)i was gifted a beautiful colour canon printer. professional quality with the ideas to make my artwork more available. And in card sizes too, because we all still like to send each other notes the old fashion way. so. they will be made available for purchase soon!
Friday, 9th February 2018
Who doesn't like bees and butterflies?
Monday, 22nd January 2018
it has been a slow winter with the onslaught of snow and the general need of some me time. That and the house needed some work and the studio had to be dug out from all the projects that were being worked on over the year. January is the month of renewal and rest, where introspection occurs. its vital to the longevity of the creative spirit. But I have not been completely slack in creating new work. I have branched out to include some quilting into my arsenal. lap quilts.
Tuesday, 26th September 2017
I have the opportunity to participate in a mini version of artprize, known as Grand Haven ArtWalk. This particular piece is hanging at a wonderful gallery of hand crafted jewelry by my friend, Julie Sanford. The frame was constructed from poplar using cabinet making skills and between my dad and I we decided to leave it natural, creating that sense one is looking out a window. This is lake michigan from Duck Lake park
Sunday, 24th September 2017
This is one of the dozen paintings I have on display at the LowellArts center in Lowell Michigan. We had an opening this past sunday, a lovely affair in spite of the heat.
Wednesday, 20th September 2017
So i have the opportunity to do something new. A mural. For a brewery in standale, mi. It is a learning curve, but this is good thing for an artist to always experience. To become complaiscent is to become weak and stunted in ones growth. I will say since dedicating myself to 2d art, the world seems to be opening up a bit more for opportunities. Met some lovely locals too.
And the local meijers. Wowza.
Friday, 15th September 2017
Work in progress heading for Grand Haven artwalk. At JSD studios. Stay tuned for more