Thursday, August 30, 2012

Amazing Prints

Just back from traveling to see family and we saw the most amazing show of prints by Canadian artist, David Blackwood at The Rooms in St. John's. 

Fire Down in Labrador
Etching 32 x 20 1983
David Blackwood
His work was haunting in it's subject and beautiful in the rendering.  He is a Canadian artist working in Ontario and Newfoundland so his work isn't real well known here in the states but well worth checking out.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Oil Painting, again

I have been working on some oil paintings lately, trying to get back the feel for that particular medium.  So far each has been entirely different than the next, but I am just stubborn enough to keep at it.   I was asked to join a group of painters who are trying to promote working in oils here on the island.  We meet once a week to paint together so it has kind of forced me to work in oil as well as in a group setting.  The feedback is great as I have struggled to adapt to the limitations as well as the opportunities that oils bring into play. 

Now if I could just remember how long this paint stays wet I wouldn't be smearing paint all over myself and my studio moving them around.

Near Jemez
16 x 20 Oil on Canvas

August on the Greenway
18 x 24 Oil on Canvas

Storm Over the Jetty
16 x 20 oil on canvas