Tuesday, November 30, 2010


My friend from the Pacific Northwest sent me scans of two new paintings that she has recently completed. One in pastels and the other a watercolor. Her watercolors are one reason I continue to try and paint with them myself. Trust me, my results never come close!

Friday, November 26, 2010


The holiday gave me a bit of time to work down in my studio. Actually, experiment in my studio would be the proper call. I did what I guess would be called a 'mixed media' painting. I used some of my Akua Kolor printing ink, plus watercolor paint and watercolor pencils to do this painting from a M. Kahn photograph that I really love. This may be the closest I ever come to creating a watercolor painting!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Winter has officially arrived in my little town. We received about 4 inches of snow yesterday. Not a huge amount, but enough to keep me busy moving it around. I took a break from shoveling and started a small pastel.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Still having time issues but I did find a little time to pull out a scratchboard drawing I had been working on. I can always add a few more lines and feel like I'm doing something creative.

Monday, November 15, 2010


I have been running up and down the mountain for various reasons and finding it hard to spend much time downstairs in my studio. Just to clear my mind, I did a quick pastel. Years ago I did an acrylic painting of this spot on Ile Verti, but from a different direction.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Here's another great printmaking site. Simon Brett, an artist making prints and book illustrations.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Pulled a new proof from my lino-cut. This one, printed with black ink, shows the reduction cut.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I was able to get a lot more time in on the new lino-cut. I am using my traditional cutting tools but also speeding up the process with a rotary tool.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Last night I took advantage of the fact that my wife went out to dinner with friends of hers, by pulling the first proof from the linocut I've been working on. I used a darker ink to allow me to see the changes I might want to make.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


One of the fun benefits of my blog is that people send me information on artist and sites that I might find interesting. Michael Goro is one such artist. A printmaker who has won many international awards for his etchings and engravings. His prints showing urban environments are really exciting but I really like his watercolors (under drawings on his site).