Seems that complaining won’t change the dull, winter weather outside so I painted this sunny afternoon on Georgian Bay. I used a close to the water, canoe perspective.
Ink Wash painting
Bit of a switch from engraving. I used walnut ink that I’d made to paint this. The colour is great but the ink is quite susceptible to moisture, including its own, so there’s not much layering of colour, the separate tones are mixed in a dish then painted on.
FALL OUTING! October 15 & 16
Enjoy a trip around Guelph with a choice of 50 Artists’ Studios to visit.
Be sure to visit Raven Press/Clive Lewis at 5436 Cty Rd 39 (That’s what Silvercreek Pkwy is named when it runs north of Woodlawn Rd..)
STUDIO TOUR THIS WEEKEND, Oct 15 & 16
50 Artists to visit. http://www.guelphstudiotour.ca
Visit my studio, Raven Press, at 5436 Cty Rd. 39 ( that’s Silvercreek Pkwy 1km north of Woodlawn.)
Shoreline with cedars
This is one of a few litho prints I’ve done.
STUDIO TOUR Oct. 15 & 16 ’22
Next Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16
Magritte meets covid
Another covid related t-shirt to amuse myself and anyone who knows Magritte’s work. I read that he is one of the most ‘copied’ artists of all time and I’ve just made that list one copy longer :- )
I’ve always been fascinated with corn, it grows soooo fast and has been hybridized for a plethora of growing conditions.
The downside is that it’s height is inversely proportional to the amount of summer left. The higher it gets the closer the cold weather is.
Channel to the Bay
An oldie from a drawing looking out to Georgian Bay from the Thirty Thousand Islands, an archipelago on the east side of the Bay. A very peaceful place to sit and sketch.
Early on in the year I did a B&W, 4.5 x 5, covid inspired print titled ‘Passing Storm’. As we know the ‘storm’ has been what the weather folks would call a ‘very slow moving disturbance.’
When effective vaccines were announced I did a more hopeful, 5.5 x 8 print I’ve titled ‘2012, the view from here.’
Hopefully a bright, cheerful addition will be warranted very soon :- )
I love the incredible solids that engraving allows and I have a ‘thing’ about prints showing falling objects. With this print I indulged myself on both accounts. I named it ‘Night Fall.’
Happy to show you ‘Phoenix,’ the latest work by Maria Moser, our favourite stained glass artist. The photo doesn’t begin to do the myriad of colours and textures justice.
It’s 27″ x 35.5″.
Opening up the economy around here involves wearing a mask in every store/bank/etc: No shirt, no shoes, no mask…no service.
A bit of lino, a t-shirt and now, as I ride off into the sunset I’ll no longer hear “Say, who was that masked man?”
Rocks and Cedars and Rocks….
Two engravings done with a multiple line tool on a sample of a material I found just before this lockdown. This one, ‘Passing Storm’ has become my covid-19 print. The other, ‘The Watchers’, is like so many kilometers of Georgian Bay shoreline.
Stretching up the east side of Georgian Bay is an archipelago called the ‘30,000 Islands’. I haven’t counted them but viewed from an airplane it seems there could be that many.
However, if you’re still out in a canoe after dusk the 30,000 become one large, never ending island and good luck finding the island you camped on. That meal you’re longing for is there just waiting to be cooked and eaten :- )