Friday, November 28, 2008

Grand Canyon Photo Club 2

Here are some of my photographs from the past months that I have submitted for our Photo Club's critique sessions. I have learned some things about composition. Our work is projected with a digital projector so that we can really "see" the images we are discussing!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Traditional German wall figures

Some of these figures came from Germany and decorated my wife's room when she was a child in Turtlepoint, PA. They enlived daughter Sue's bedroom when she was little. Then they brightened our kitchen for years. A few weeks ago, we found them in storage in our attic.
Now they hang in baby Lana's room in Blossburg, PA.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New work - small

I've been making small square paintings - 5.5" by 5.5" - because I have the masonite already cut that size for another project which was to be the piecing together of 35 squares to make one large painting.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Shoe project - part 1

During my observation of art student teacher Mat Malloy, I was drawn to these projects that were just finished and waiting for a grade. Discarded shoes were used, and in some cases other materials, to make these interesting objects. The students who created these works are members of Shvonne Strickland's GRAPHIC DESIGN class at Towanda High School. Mat taught the class. The Black Knights score again!
I think that I'll leave it up to the viewers to come to an understanding of the art works!

Shoe project - part 2

Here are some more of the shoe projects and the teacher's exemplar at the end.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Getting ready for winter!

On a crisp November afternoon while the sun was shining, I hauled six sheets of masonite home.
One by one they were cut in half so that I would be able to carry them to my cellar.
Below 12 pieces wait for me to move them from the garage to the cellar.
Once in the cellar/studio, I pile them where they wait for the table saw to cut them into painting-sized boards.
A couple of pieces stand beside the saw which will be revved up soon.
The six sheets of masonite amount to 192 square feet of painting surface!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My mind is still in the past

The following work was done about 1970. The first piece is a print - part of which was a three-color silk screen and the other part is that textured stuff made in a printing press, but using no ink. My friend & classmate Gerry signed his name g.d.bailey at that time. The last time I saw Gerry was at a cross country meet where both our daughters were competing - about 22 years ago.
Below in a linoleum print by Dave Castano who was also a friend and classmate. I think that I saw that Dave is a woodcarver now. He was an art teacher in the public schools in Coudersport. I haven't seen him in over 35 years. M.U. graduate art student Tom K told me his Uncle Dave doesn't have a computer.
Below are two versions of one of my etchings. The first has only one color. The second has a second color.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Link to a youtube video that shows how I color my textured paintings

Click here to see how I applied three color layers to this painting. That's my idea of fun!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sue makes one of my witches look good!

My friend Sue (from my former public school life) made a little Halloween display that set off Wanda the witch. To see most the the Trick or Treaters who visited our home, click here to watch on youtube.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mansfield State College Art Department 1969

As you may read, Mansfield's ART depARTment was flourishing in 1969. The spring of 1969 saw the first three graduates in art education. The first department newspaper was printed on Oct. 3, 1969. There were 80 kids in the program, myself included.
I do remember when Gerry Bailey exhibited in some local banks. Mansfield's own First Citizens National Bank gave Gerry wallspace to hang his art.
From an historic perspective, the list of advisors and advisees give a complete accounting of the faculty and students present that year.
Some of use know and recognize many of these names. I would like to know what has happened to some these people?

Some of us had turns drawing the heading for our newletter. I would like to see them all, but I imagine there is no archive.