Thursday, October 11, 2012

After a restful trip to my home in StA Florida, I am ready to face the Fall!

To begin with, a new show, Signals at DCAC, were I have been invited to show a new monotype.  It's a version of a smaller print I showed and sold at Artomatic.  This one has a very different mood.  Some of that is because I am working larger, 7x8, and also using oil based inks.  Bone black & Graphite.  With monotype, each creation has it's own vision.  Ink and the press give the works a new language.  JW Mahoney is the curator.    

Here is a photo of the print I will be showing:

 Indiana Haze 2, is framed at 16x20, $425.
Please contact the DCAC, 202-462-7833, if you are interested.

There are one or two other versions in this image which I will post tomorrow or Saturday.  Sorry, I'm not much of salesperson.  But I will start posting all my monotypes.  I've got to find that "widget" again!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

More August News

In addition to being one of 49 prints selected, out of 500+, for the National Small Works show at this years Washington Printmakers Gallery, my print won an award!  The juror, Brian Garner, of the Litho Shop, awarded the new Tran Van-Dinh prise to Indiana Statues.

More News!  Another print, from the Artomatic show, Lake Bruce was accepted into the Art League Gallery's annual Scapes show.  

I like this little print (5x7).  I hope to make more work from the drawings and photo I took at this small cove on Lake Bruce in Indiana.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Working again!    

Back in the Studio for the first time in a while.  Starting with a new medium, gouache, and working with an old one, ink. 

I will be showing at the Art League Gallery and posting new work to this blog.  

August Alert!  Indiana Statues was selected for the Washington Printmakers Gallery's National Small Works show.  The show runs through August.  The Gallery is located in Silver Spring, MD, in the same building as Pyramid Atlantic

Friday, June 22, 2012

Artomatic is coming to a close. It’s been a resounding
success with so many visitors, who came to see the art, or hear the music, or watch a performance, or film, and stayed to enjoy the other offerings.

In some way I really pity New York, LA, London or anywhere else that does not have a community of artists who can pull off this gargantuan event, consistently, with an all-volunteer ensemble. Artists are so very skillful, ingenious, and resourceful people. Just think of what could be possible if AOM had a solid financial base!
 By artists, for everyone.
I am so amazed with all the excellent feedback and comments I have received. That so many of them are from fellow artists, has truly made all the years of work to get to this point valuable to me. All the work I have sold has been to artists. That’s both wonderful and downright scary!

Oh I’m going to have to work soooo much harder! I have to go back to scratch and translate the sense and atmosphere I’m able to get manipulating one color, black, with more color. I’m talking oil paint here, so much easier to work with. But I do love ink and can never move to far away from it. And to do this all with Florida sunshine. Oh, this will be a fun challenge!
Special thanks to
Lenny Campello, Daily Campello Art News and
John Anderson, City Paper ArtsDesk blog.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hello Artomatic visitors!

I hope you are having a wonderful time exploring Washington's best Art extravaganza.  I feel very privileged to be able to live in an area that supports, and so enthusiastically, an all volunteer, non-juried presentation of all the local artists have to offer.   

My contribution to the show is on the 9th floor, wayfiner 09-252.  

I've hung a group of Monotypes, see the link below for an explaination of this print method, that I have created over the past several years. Each print image is 5 x 7 inches. As you can see I work with landscapes. My principle medium is oil, but I have been work with prints, on and off for many years. I like working with black, light and grays the ink gives me. And although this may seem like a limited pallet, in reality, it actual area is a variation of greens and greys, with the odd yellow or white area. So I prefer to limit the color to focus on the design and texture of an image.

Part of the wonderful freedon Artomatic allows an artist is to show work that would never make it to a gallery wall. It's very rare that a small group of Monotypes by any artist would be shown unless they were VERY famous, think Dega, Diebenkorn, Johns. 

Here is the price list for the works shown:
1. Horse Barn Hill, $350 SOLD

2. Indiana Roads, $375  SOLD

3. Hunting Creek,* $400

4. Lake Bruce, $400

5. Belle Haven Marina, $400

6. Indiana Haze, $350  SOLD

7. Beacon Hill, ** $385  SOLD

8. C & O Canal, $400

9. Indiana Statues, $375  SOLD

Accepted in Juried Shows:

* Washington Printmakers Gallery, National Small Works 2010; Art League Gallery, 2010, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 2011

** Art League Gallery 2010

The price list is now posted on the wall at Artomatic.  So if you are really interested in these prints, please let me know soon, so I can put a little red dot next to the image.  As you know, the art work can not be removed from Artomatic until the end of the show.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ARTOMATIC opens May 18th, in Crystal City

My work can be seen on the 9th Floor, as you head to the area where the PEEPs dioramas are displayed.

I will be showing Monotypes that I have created over the past few years, 2007 to 2012.  Most images are 5x7, black ink on cream papers. These will, of course, be landscapes.

I will have images shortly.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring is soooo close!

And I'm getting very close to the final transition.  I have a wonder new home, and someone is about to acquire my dear little first home and garden.  I have no regrets leaving, just that the whole project has taken a toll on me.  But the new life will repair the damage and energize me.  A perpetual Spring.

Working on drawings I hope to show at the 2012 Artomatic.  If you haven't heard of it, Google the name.  It's a wonderful experience for an artist.  75,000 will see my art!