Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ready for the Athens ARTSfest!

I have a cellar full of paintings and a garage half full. Tomorrow I'll select about 70 to box up and haul to Athens for the ARTSfest. Friday evening is set-up time. Saturday the events and artshow run from 10am until 5pm. Sunday everything starts at 10am and the show is done at 4pm. See you there!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

100 painted and framed!

My goal (New Year's Resolution) to finish 100 paintings by April 1, 2009 was not met. However, last night I finished framing these four long paintings. Now my 100 are done! Next stop: the Athens ARTSfest (event guide) - May 2nd and 3rd on the school grounds and in one of the school buildings. There will be close to 200 artists and craftsmen. There will also be many food vendors and musical artists.
The 100th painting done and framed is the one below:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Guitar man painting.

This isn't too complicated! My daughter-in-law's father's brother saw my work on a recent visit to Troy. Because he liked it, his brother asked me to make a painting featuring Gretsch guitars and his brother's name. I carved a guitar image into a piece of linoleum and used that to make the little guitar impressions. Everything else is my "usual" stuff.

Tioga County Artists!

It was a cool, clear day when the chalk came out! The artists began their drawings.
Their wonderful images soon filled half the driveway. Below is a pink elephant!
Thanks, Emma and Corey for the ART.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A couple of new pieces with "store-bought" frames

Just a couple of new pieces for frames from AC Moore measuring 11" wide by 14" tall. I've tried to sneak initials into the works - once subtly and once much more obviously.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A new application! Plus new textured paintings by an art teacher and her student.

First, art student teacher Heather Ketcham, after learning my processes for making my textured paintings, has come up with the idea of decorating ceramic pieces with said processes. Clay is a natural medium for making textures. Working with clay was my first experience with making textures.
Below is a view of the side of the ceramic piece which also shows the line where the lid meets the body.
Below is Amy Radcliffe's first textured painting. Notice the diagonal flow and the subtle colorization. Hmmmm, I'm thinking.
The last piece was done by Kendra Birdsall. You might find some impressions of the little plastic clips found on a loaf of bread. It's a Kendra thing. Hmmmm, more thinking.
I do enjoy watching others work with the same materials that I've worked with for so long. I always see new ideas and fresh approaches to the material. I develop the new ideas and use them in my work. That's one way to achieve advances in my art work. Thanks.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Some more new paintings - a couple of new ideas

I traded a painting demo for a plastic doily in Trish Seibert's elementary art room in Galeton, PA. It makes for a different feel because of its regular pattern. I used a light blue undercoating for the painting below.
An art student named Kendra in Troy, PA gave me this following idea - black paint first with white rubbed into the textures.