Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ready for the Workshop

Supplies for this weekend's jigsaw workshop

We've got some soft-kut, carving tools, knives, rollers and ink - almost everything we need to make a print.

What's missing from this picture? 

Paper, ideas and time.

But we've got that too, so we are all set.

Maybe I'll remember to take some photos of the finished prints and show you next week.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sales at gallery blink

House on Ocean Point, 12"x12", jigsaw woodblock print

The reception for the gallery blink Impressions exhibit was Saturday night. There were several dots on some beautiful work and I was happy that people were buying prints.

At first, I didn't realize that one of my pieces was among those going to a new home. But this one is! 

If you are sad now because you wanted one, remember that these are hand-pulled prints - there are several of them still available - even one unframed one at gallery blink!

As I told you last week, this exhibit is truly worth a trip, so do yourself a favor and visit before May 6th!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Fun Exhibit

There is a great exhibit in Lexington, MA right now. It focuses on printmaking and showcases just about every type of printmaking you could name.

Gallery blink, is a beautiful house and the artwork is combined with furnishings and collections of ephemera that enhance the art. 

If you are anywhere nearby, you should really make a trip to this exhibit - no explanation can do it justice.

Yes, there are a few jigsaw reduction woodblock prints you may have seen here - their mini-display within the show is fun and the blocks are there too, so you can put the puzzle back together if you wish.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

White-line Woodcuts and Happiness

After last year's white-line woodcut workshop, one of my students sent me a thank you note. You can see a quote from it above. 

It made my day to get the card and to know that she had a good time. White-line woodcuts are special and it was a delight to spend time with other enthusiasts. 

If you would like to become one yourself, there is another white-line woodcut workshop scheduled for May 19-20, 2018 in Lowell, MA. Click here for more details and to sign up.

Also, there is still time to sign up for the jigsaw workshop in Concord, NH on April 21-22 - just about 10 days away. There is always room for one more!

For either workshop, you only need to bring your ideas - all the materials are provided. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Wet Dogs Ogon

Wet Dogs - Ogon, oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

The newest Wet Dog painting is now available. 

"Ogon" is a apparently what gold koi are called and these two wet goldens are channeling some koi "toodling" energy.

More Wet Dogs are in the works, but you'll have to wait a bit to see them....

Friday, April 6, 2018

Mostly Moved in to Western Avenue

Art on the walls of #334 of the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA


We did it - Coast and Measure and I have hung art on the walls before the weekend.

If you want to see more, you can come to the next open studio on May 5.

If you want to make an appointment outside of these times, contact me and we can set something up!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Another White-line Workshop Scheduled

Printing a tide pool scene with the white-line woodcut method.

What better way to celebrate a new art space than by hosting a workshop?

Let's pretend that's the best way...

Cause I scheduled one for May 19-20 from 10-4 each day. Right in the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA.

Last year, I wrote a lot about why you would want to learn how to make a white-line woodcut. Start with this - the earliest of the white-line woodcut posts last year.

If you like what you see, you can sign up here.

And stay tuned for the next few Wednesdays while I print this little tide pool scene.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Wet Dogs at Western Avenue Studios

Three of us moving into the new studio.

Over the weekend, the dogs and I moved some supplies, tools, equipment and furniture into the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA.

WAS is the largest community of artists around - 300 studios! You can read more about it on their website.

When I saw that this particular space was available - two giant north facing windows, nice little "L" to separate exhibit space from work space/dog hangout, wall colors that don't need updating immediately - I decided to try it.

We have more artwork to hang, but 5 whole days to get the place ready for our first Open Studios on April 7 from 12-5. We can make it. As you can see from the photo above, Measure has a discerning eye and Coast is resting up.

The woodblock prints are all up already and there are racks for the note cards too.

The dog paintings will go on the pale wall. Saturday would be a great time to see these in person, so come on by #334 and say "Hi"!

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