Sunday, July 19, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
A tip I learned from wood engraver/author George Walker's book The Woodcut Artist's handbook is to brush some chalk or white talcum powder into the cut lines as this will help the relief to become more visible while working on the dark block.
The block was printed onto the papers using a cardboard tympan set over top and passed under the top roller of my small table top etching press that was adjusted to print using a slight pressure.
Linda has a website: http://www.lindadell.com/
I am also interested in the use of colour. The first thing I teach in my painting classes is colour mixing. I feel it is important for a visual artist to understand how to use colour and value.
Pale Yellow Iris
Pale Yellow Iris, 2008 oil on 10" x 8" canvas, is a flower painting done last summer. This charming little work was reserved before it was finished.
Ophelia Reconsiders is one of my most talked about works. (18" x 24")
It is filled with symbols and meaning making which speak to the issue of suicide prevention.
I often listen to music or audio books while I paint in my studio.
Monday, July 6, 2009
I recently became acquainted with a Jason Nelson, a sculptor who resides and works out of his studio here in Thunder Bay.
Jason has a website that features quite an array of some amazing sculpture created primarily using natural marble, alabaster and soapstone.
This artist displays a real talent with the medium and obviously dedicates a lot of time carving the stone and getting every tiny detail to capture the realism of the subject.