Saturday, August 27, 2011

MILLER'S STORE - in Blackwell, PA

Miller's Store rents bicycles for the bike trail that goes along Pine Creek. I think the trail is now nearly 40 miles long. Blackwell is near the middle. Left to right: Marianne Bozzo, Barb Most, Anne & Ruth Anne Miller greet me when I arrived. Check out the sign -

Below is Bears' Row along the entrance ramp:

Anne Miller waiting for customers:

The Gallery Room just off the main room of the store. Ruth Anne has corralled many local craftspersons and artist who display their work throughout the store.

Bob Bair's bicycle photo hangs in a prominent place. To the right is a Sassani painting - the artist also has many carvings in the store. Through the doorway is one of Ruth Anne Miller's looms so that she can work during any "slow" time.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Annual Show - by the Grand Canyon Photo Club in Wellsboro, PA

Here is a quick walk through. There were 123 entries - there was room enough to hang 71!  If you are interested in the club, you can check it out here.   

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Brandon asked for a red & black painting using some elements of a "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin

The five color stages to complete this project:
First, a thin layer of yellow oxide (watered down) with a bit of burnt umber was spread and manipulated. 
Second, a layer of cadmium red with some burnt umber was spread across the entire project with some erasing (wiping away with a clean cloth).
Third, red acrylic paint was applied with a brush in various areas.
Fourth, and last, ivory black was spread across the entire surface and much was removed with a clean cloth. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thin verticals and horizontals

The logic used here is that the vertical pieces fit between windows and doors - and the horizontals fit over windows and doors. This logic was supplied by Connie Sickler from her famous Settlement House gallery in Sylvania, PA.

Notice the color discrepancy between the above and below images.
 Lana helped me photograph some of the piece's!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Some new work with puzzle pieces:

I've used up the few little puzzles that I picked up at the Library Book Sale in April. I think that I'll have to look for more!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A painting for Jasper - one year old!

Some photos from our trip to Alaska

We traveled for fifteen days and missed two flights due to delays, but we enjoyed everything about the trip.  Here's a small sampling:
Our cruise ship docked in Ketchikan

Totem Bight Park entrance

Small glacier, cold mountains, Glacier Bay

Temperate rain forrest above Juneau

A glacier from above (a river of ice)

Mount McKinley and fireweed

The Polychrome Mountains in Denali National Park