Both entries submitted to Insights, a juried show in Southern Ontario, were accepted. Especially nice because there was a lot of very good art in the show. An extra treat was that one of my submissions was an ink wash painting that I’d worked up from a sketchbook. It was the first painting I’d ever submitted, anywhere….except maybe a cow drawing submitted to a Fall Fair when i was six. I’ve improved over the years :- )
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.
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?”
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.