Friday, November 12, 2010

I've been accused of ignoring my upland hunting heritage in regards to my artwork, and instead concentrating on that other diversion we use to kill time when the bird seasons are closed.

I've dabbled a bit, to be sure, but nothing real serious, or that get's me excited.

So I finally made it a point to make room for some hunting pieces this year. Here's the first one:

"Gray November Day" a/p

Ok, so it's a ditch parrot. Specifically, it's a friend of mine missing a ditch parrot. I wanted to start with a simple image, and this one seemed to fit the bill. A gray fall day, a bit of snow on the ground - not much color except the hunters jacket and the red patch on the pheasants eye. It's not printed the best yet ("a/p" stands for Artists Proof...) either.

Here's some images of the blocks used to print the piece:

I've got a pile more that I'll be working on this fall/winter.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Now Showing at the Mable Tainter Center for the Arts Main Gallery

Deb and I took most of Tuesday afternoon and set up a show of my work at the Mable Tainter Theater, wich will run through the rest of this month until the 22nd. It was a bit intimidating when we first walked into thew seemingly huge, cavernous room that serves as the Theaters main gallery, but thanks mostly to Deb's patient help, we were able to come up with a beautiful show.
The theater is hosting an artists reception on Friday, November 12th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Whoever's reading this, is of course warmly invited!
Here's a sneak peak:

Entrance to the Gallery Room:

To the right:

To the left: