For some reason that escapes me I had a big sheet of a very nice pink print paper but it was getting wrinkled. With a process called ‘chine colle’ I cut it up and glued it to sturdier paper then engraved and printed a Bullarina on it.
It’s titled “When cows dream…an evening at the Bullshoi” and was a hit with two young friends.
We canoed as fast as we could across this lagoon one night. The moon was full and we thought we knew where all the rocks were. The one we smacked into was just below the surface and stopped us instantly. Thank goodness for duct tape.
7×9 1mage with 4 shades of gray.
TWELVE, an exhibition of engravings produced over the past year.
The show opens Saturday, March 2nd from 2:00 until 4:00.
I posted this as a reminder that winter can be beautiful. It has dropped to -21C/6F and, more than anybody, I needed the reminder.
This is a 12×18, 3 colour engraving. The van I was sitting and drawing in had a great heater!
If you’ve been in Guelph very long you’ll know Tracy McEwen and/or her work.
She is about to undergo brain surgery and the Artistic community is
rallying to help her hold on to her house/studio until she’s able to
produce pottery again.
My contribution to the Silent Auction was a print I created a year or so ago with survivors of all types in mind. I wanted to present the bleakness of their recent past coupled with the potential that the future held. It seemed a fitting contribution to Tracy’s Fundraiser.
A somewhat scruffy but less stressed printmaker after the show was hung.
A year or so ago I did a series of six multi-coloured pieces completely different to the landscapes I’d been doing for a couple decades.Eventually I burned all but one block and one print but that particular print was the beginning of the more abstract work that makes up much of what I now create. I find it exciting.
This November’s show will be the first showing for many of the pieces.