Insights… 35th Annual Juried Exhibition

Here’s a great show to catch if you’re in the Guelph/Wellington area. It features juried art from all disciplines in a great old building, The Wellington County Museum between Elora and Fergus.

My print ‘Shape ll’ was accepted. It’s part of an ongoing fascination with creating a tension between static and falling objects. 17 ” 22″, printed in 4 colours on Stonehenge.
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Summer storm

This is one of the only engravings I’ve done from a photo; it shows my brother watching the rain when we were supposed to be bringing in hay. I was working on it 19 years ago today then I took my daughter trick or treating, got sick and stayed off work for a week. I remember all of this because  1: I thought I’d use that stay at home time to finish the engraving and screwed it up so badly I started over and 2: I quit smoking.

It’s a good thing I dated it, I’d forgotten how long it’d been:-)

Dusk on the French River

As it happens, I have better luck sitting beside rivers drawing than sitting beside rivers fishing. I always end up with a drawing. The evening I drew this was incredibly quiet but for the sound of large hungry fish jumping out of, and splashing back into, the river. Alas, alack, I had no fishing pole, only a sketch pad.

This is a monoprint, not really a print; more like painting with a printing press.

New Day

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.