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:-)

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.

 

Sidscape

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.