Friday, September 24, 2010

"Zydeco" Hand Painted Reduction Linocut

These are reduction linocuts, painted with watercolor and gesso. There are 7 in this series.

"Dancer II" Hand Painted Linocuts

These are reduction linocuts which I then painted with watercolor and gesso to achieved the desired effects. In reduction linocuts, the linoleum block gets cut away each time a new color of ink is used, so at the end of the process the linoleum block is destroyed. For this series, there are 10 prints. The image is 5" x 7".

"Breeze" I, II, and III

These are collographs with pencil, watercolor, and gesso. The image is 8" x 10". In a collograph, a collage is created using textural elements and by cutting away layers of the base, in this case illustration board. Glue, gesso, gel medium, threads, and relief techniques were all used to create the basic plate. After sealing the plate with gel medium, I then inked the plate in various ways for each printing, using dampened Canson acid free 98 lb. paper for the print.

Monday, August 23, 2010

3 New Paintings

From top to bottom: "Shifting Light", "Mississippi Sunset", "Mississippi Summer II" , all are acrylic on canvas, and all are 48" by 36".

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Now Playing at the Mockingbird

These paintings and more will be on view at the Mockingbird Cafe starting the second Saturday in August. I will be exhibiting with my dear friend, Kat Fitzpatrick, and other artists. To see Kat's beautiful encaustics, go here:

The Mockingbird Cafe is in Bay St. Louis, MS, and is full of small-town, old-fashioned charm, while at the same time celebrating and supporting local visual and musical artists. Come spend some time listening to music, visiting with the locals, and be sure to sample the yummy Mockingburger.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Swing Dancer

Based on a series of sketches I have made of swing dancing, inspired by my son's love of jazz. This is a large mixed media painting, 48" x 60". Thread, muslin, gesso, matte medium, and ink, on primed, stretched canvas.

Mixing it up

More experimental pieces, using thread, hand-dyed muslin, matte medium, ink, and gesso. These are small, 8 x 10 and 11 x 14.