All set up and ready for Saturday’s opening. This show is a mix of Abstract and landscape, the abstracts being the larger portion, and size.
An early morning pencil sketch in Sitges, a Spanish city on the Mediterranean, turned into a 2 colour engraving.
As I post this it’s -10C outside. I’d rather be in Sitges.
I canoed out into a foggy waterway some years ago and have made a couple of attempts at making a print of the experience. The best I seem to do is to show one frame of what should be a movie. It looks foggy but nothing is emerging out of, nor disappearing into, the mist.
After a couple days of warm Spring weather it is snowing again. I posted this as a reminder that warm weather is on its way.
From inside this heavily shaded woods the sunlight pouring through the trees seemed absolutely brilliant. And warm:-)
The ‘black’ is actually violet but looks more naturally black than black ink did; a trick I borrowed from oil painters.
‘The Walls we build’ was an observation; it seemed so clear when I saw it in someone else. After it was all done I started to realize that that my walls were just as high but, apparently, harder to see from this side.
Just when I thought I was safely out of the woods, another landscape. This was from a sketch I did last summer in the 30,000 Islands, an archipelago in northeast Georgian Bay. It shows one ten thousandth of the islands.
The latest, a 4 colour, 15×21 engraving that had been floating around in my head and doodled on unguarded bits of paper for a long while. It reminded me of a landscape. Sid, a printer friend, was kind enough to give me some cans of ink when he closed shop. Hence ‘Sidscape.’
It’s now hanging…or hovering… at The Whitestone Gallery in Guelph.
This seems to mean many different things to different folks and that’s a good thing because that title sure doesn’t tell you much.
3 colour, 7×9 engraving