Thursday, June 14, 2012

I can see that I'm keeping to my blog posting schedule about one per quarter.  I just don't want to put stuff here that isn't interesting.  How many blogs do you read that are a rehash of everyday happenings? 

I am back to working on documenting my daylily garden.  This variety is called Sabine Bauer.  It's about 6 inches across with a dark eye and ruffled edges.  It has one of the largest eyes that I've seen in daylilies.  I did this one on dark green Daler-Rowney Canford paper. (It photographed so dark that it looks black)  Not sure I like the Canford paper.  It's difficult to get an even layer of color on it.  It would be nice for graphite, chalk or charcoal sketching.  This piece is 8 1/2 by 11 inches.

My work titled "Looking to the Past" was juried into the CPSA 20th International Exhibition.  It will be on exhibit  at The Carnegie, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Covington, KY (near Cincinnati) from July 9 - August  3 (about six weeks).  Awards will be announced July 9 -12.  I am very pleased to have been selected. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

I've joined  You can see my gallery at   You can now purchase prints of my work on paper or canvas, framed or unframed at reasonable prices.

Thanks to Nicole Caulfield and her recommendation of as a site for prints and to sell your artwork.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Down to the picky parts...

No, I haven't fallen off the end of the earth.  Just been busy with other things.   Sometimes, life yanks you back down to reality.

This is my latest work.  Last summer, I attended the NC powwow at the museum of history.  The native Americans of NC were well represented.  There was a Chief's walk which was a kind of dance and prayer asking for wisdom.  This is the Cherokee chief (maybe?).    I loved his ceremonial dress - so much color.  You can't tell it from my work, but all that white area was actually beaded.  I'll bet this weighed a good thirty pounds when worn.

This is a larger piece.  It's going to work out to about 18 inches tall and maybe 15 or 16 inches wide.

I'm still working on the picky parts.  I fixed the studs on his belt after I took this shot.  I noticed that the middle ones were out of line.  I've added a bit more highlights to some areas. It's just those final touches.
I plan on entering this in the CPSA International Competition.