Friday, May 18, 2018

Exhibition preview

Here is a sneak preview of the paintings that will be included in my exhibition, Oil Paintings, opening at Village Studios in Stratford, Ontario, at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26th.

Hope to see you at the opening. I'll also be at the gallery on the afternoon of Sunday, May 27th between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.


Lemons and Limes on a Draped Table
oil over acrylic on cradled panel, 36 x 36"

Still Life with Cut Figs
oil on canvas, 18 x 36"

The Doughnut Thief
oil on cradled panel, 16 x 16"

Jasmine and Jay
oil on cradled panel, 14 x 14"

Eggplants
oil on cradled panel, 18 x 24"

Still Life with Goldfinch
oil on Gessobord, 18 x 24"

 Two Pots
oil on cradled panel, 16 x 20"

Ladies' Room
acrylic on Celestra laid on cradled panel, 40 x 30"

Utility
acrylic on Celestra laid on cradled panel, 40 x 30"

Grapes and Figs
oil on cradled panel, 11 x 14"

Toad
oil on masonite, 8 x 10" oval, framed

Tomatoes
oil on masonite, 8 x 10" oval, framed

Bowl of Potatoes
oil on masonite, 8 x 10" oval, framed

Cat Tail
oil on cradled panel, 14 x 11"

Bag of Onions
oil on cradled panel, 18 x 18"

Cedar
oil on cradled panel, 10 x 10"

O'Loane Intersection
oil on cradled panel, 10 x 10"

O'Loane #1
oil on cradled panel, 10 x 10"

O'Loane #2
oil on cradled panel, 10 x 12"

Blue Barn
oil on cradled panel, 10 x 12"

Candies
oil over acrylic on cradled panel, 6 x 6"

401 East
oil on Gessobord, 6 3/4 x 18"

Mist
oil on Gessobord, 7 1/4 x 18"

November
oil on Gessobord, 7 7/8 x 13 1/2"

Dollarama
oil on cradled panel, 9 x 12"


Run
oil on cradled panel, 24 x 24"

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Drawings and Paintings exhibition November 25 to December 8, 2017

This work is from a two-person show with Jane Tarini at Village Studios in Stratford, Ontario, from Saturday, November 25th to Friday, December 8th. 



Still Life with Apples and Cheese
oil on panel, 18 x 24" SOLD

Still Life with Pear on a Linen Cloth
oil on panel, 10 x 18" SOLD

Mock Orange in a Vase
oil on panel, 18 x 14" SOLD

Grapes in a Silver Bowl
oil on panel, 6 x 6" SOLD


Pear and Grapes
oil on panel, 6 x 8" SOLD


Two Jugs
oil on panel, 6 x 8"  SOLD


Still Life with Pear, Grapes, and Copper Jug
oil on panel, 10 x 14" SOLD

Silo
oil on panel, 5 3/8 x 5 3/8" SOLD


Corn Field #1
oil on panel, 3 1/8 x 6" SOLD


Corn Field #2
oil on panel, 3 1/8 x 6" SOLD


Landscape #1
oil on panel, 6 3/8 x 10 3/8 SOLD


Landscape #2
oil on panel, 4 x 6"

Landscape #3
egg tempera on panel, 6 1/4 x 6 1/4"

Landscape #4
egg tempera on panel, 6 1/4 x 6 1/4  SOLD

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Review of Sinopia products

I was invited by Jackson's in the UK to review two products, Sinopia Chalk Ground and Sinopia Casein Ground, for use with egg tempera. You can read my review here.



(Spoiler: I loved both of them.)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Path
Drypoint on Stonehenge paper
plate size 4 9/16 x 5 15/16"
edition of 10
9 available
Pigeon
Drypoint on Stonehenge paper
plate size 6 3/8 x 4 3/4"
edition of 7
7 available

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fly
Drypoint on Stonehenge paper
plate size 2 1/4 x 2 3/4"
edition of 8
6 available

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Duck
Drypoint on Stonehenge paper
plate size 5 1/2 x 4"
edition of 6
4 available

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Spider
Drypoint on Stonehenge paper
plate size 20 1/4 x 2"
edition of 6
1 available


The plate for this print was made with a strip of a dog food bag turned inside out. The technical name for this material is BoPET, or biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate.  I glued the strip to a piece of mat board, then scratched the image onto the surface with a scalpel. The roughened areas where the dog food had abraded the BoPET left a nice texture that caused the ink to adhere to the plate, so the marks on the wall behind the spider thread were built in before I drew the image.  

Once again, I've used a pasta maker as a printing press.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Instructional Video: Printing with a Pasta Maker

Here's a little video I made:


Materials required:
- Pasta maker
- Printmaking paper
- Akua Intaglio Ink
- A scalpel or other sharp tool
- A piece of clear plastic from a food container (it should say PET somewhere on the container)
- Newsprint for protecting your work surface
- Tissue paper for wiping
- A drawing or photo to trace
- A piece of card stock or other heavy paper
- Water
- Sandpaper (optional)

Fish
Drypoint on Stonehenge paper, NFS

Friday, August 4, 2017

Orleans Park
Drypoint on Stonehenge paper
plate size 5 1/4 x 4" 
edition of 9
5 available

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Drypoint with a pasta maker

I have been experimenting with a printmaking technique called Drypoint.  Instead of working on a traditional metal etching plate, I've scratched a piece of plastic with the tip of a scalpel to create the image. When intaglio ink is spread onto the plate and rubbed away with a piece of tissue paper, the scratches retain the ink.


Since I don't have a printing press, I've used a pasta maker to roll a damp piece of Stonehenge printmaking paper against the plastic. The rollers provide enough pressure to transfer the inked image onto the paper.  Here's the result:

Field Mouse, plate size 3 x 3"
Drypoint, edition of 10
SOLD OUT