Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentines!

                                                           Happy Valentines Day!



"That tray is supposed to be for the birds!"

                                                    Watching the birds (and squirrels)

Hope everyone is keeping warm on this windy, snowy day!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

NHAA Prints of the Year Exhibit

Last Friday night, I went to the "Prints of the Year Show" in Portsmouth, that's hanging in the NHAA Gallery. I was happy to see that my print "Goffstown Stream" was hung in a great spot near the entrance. My friend Lori and I had a good time visiting the two exhibit openings that our works are part off. Thanks to her husband, who drove us, and her brother and sister-in-law who came along for the fun. The evening was capped off with a yummy dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Portsmouth.

 McGowan Gallery in Concord

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth



Goffstown Stream

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Off to the Art Shows

Last weekend, my friend Lori, and I brought our prints to Portsmouth to participate in the "Prints of the Year Show" at the NHAA Gallery. I had quickly finished the final layer of the "Goffstown Stream" print (see previous post), and framed it in time for the drop off.


At the Gallery

The funny part of the story is that we have art in two shows, and both galleries are having their openings on Friday night. One is in Concord from 5-7pm, and the other is in Portsmouth from 5-8pm. The plan right now is to go to Concord's McGowan Gallery right at 5, and then drive over to the seacoast in time of the second one!

Love, Lust, and Desire
McGowan Fine Art
10 Hills Avenue
Concord NH

Prints of the Year Exhibition
NHAA
Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
136 State St.
Portsmouth NH



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Goffstown Stream Print

I've been working on this print for a month or so, in between other projects, the holidays, and my day job. I had done a smaller image of this same stream in black and white last year, but I wanted to do a larger one with more layers. This is a reduction block print, using only one easy cut block.


Transferring the image from tracing paper onto the block by placing the pencil sketch face down and rubbing the back with a wooden spoon.
                                                  

    
    
Wiley likes to hang out and watch me work
  
                  
 Carving out the white areas.    


                            

Cutting out more areas of the block


  This is the the third color, after layers of blue gray and light gray. I plan on adding one more dark color to complete the print.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Illustration Friday "Internet"

A quick sketch for Illustration Friday, "internet"

I admit, I often catch myself overly plugged-in with multiple devices!






Saturday, December 24, 2016