Snow at Starkey’s

Outside the wind chill makes it feel like -30C. I’m back inside now, huddled over my mac for warmth and wondering why my ancestors paid good money for passage from England to this frozen real estate when they could have just stolen a loaf of bread and been given a free trip to warm, sunny Australia.

I spent a (much warmer) day last March wandering around a bush near here sketching the aftermath of a snow storm. This three colour print is from one of the sketches.

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Northern Morning

No matter how nice an air mattress I drag along when I’m camping I wake up about 4:30 – 5:00 am then turn from side to side to side like a rotisserie, trying to get comfortable. I never do so I get up. The upside is that I have lots of drawings done in the early morning calm. I liked the tree in this sketch and so, pining for the north, so to speak, engraved it. It’s 6.5×9 with five tones of grey ink on Stonehenge paper.MattawaMorning-sm

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.

 

Time is running out!!!

BEYOND LANDSCAPE
Recent Engravings by yours truly, a colourful, thought provoking departure from my usual barns and trees and barns and trees and barns…
These are much more abstract, more ‘graphic’, more insightful than most of my work over the past couple of decades.

OPENING NIGHT PARTY:  November 5th
You are welcome to attend. In fact, I’d be quite happy to see you there!!!!

The Show runs from October 29 thru November 26th

The Whitestone Gallery, 80 Norfolk Street, Guelph ON