Painting

Fire!

This is another gouache painting that I made this week. I had no specific plan other than to irreverently remove the black ink layer from a small prepared scratchboard, apply gouache paint to the board and later scrape into the paint! It wasn't until after I saw the painting from afar that I realized it… Continue reading Fire!

Painting, Printmaking

The Innocent Heart

I've been working on The Innocent Heart for around two weeks. I again deliberately let the piece develop as I worked as opposed to planning it ahead of time. It's a gouache painting layered with stamps I made. It has gone through massive changes. And not until earlier this week did I recognize the work… Continue reading The Innocent Heart

Painting

Colour

My most recent work is a departure from the scratchboard work I've been doing. I've been thinking of painting for several months and finally turned thoughts into action. I was fortunate to have supplies in good condition that I bought a few years ago--two gesso boards and tubes of paint. So, off I went into… Continue reading Colour

Painting, Printmaking

Joy and Despair

This painting began as one related to my father as a teenager.  That image is now hidden under a layer of red and yellow paint.  I was unhappy with the quality of that image because I found myself working in a tight fashion.  In an attempt to free myself, I painted lines and shapes with… Continue reading Joy and Despair

Painting, Printmaking, Writing

Slow Going Plus Writing

I've been working on another piece that combines part of an old linocut with gouache paint. It's been a tough one in terms of design. I'll post it here once I finish it. Yesterday I said aloud while working: "I should just throw this against the wall." After that I made some progress! Here's a… Continue reading Slow Going Plus Writing

Painting, Printmaking

Fish

This is another one of the recent pieces I've done, again combining part of an old linocut with stamps and gouache paint. This is the first work in which I included stamps that I printed right on the board. It took me a long time to see what might be emerging in the work. I… Continue reading Fish

Painting, Printmaking

Old and New

Here's my most recent work. Following the work I showed in my previous post, I looked through some linocuts I'd made in the early 1970's. The  one you see below is part of a larger print I made by carving free style with only two shapes in mind--the round and the long ones. I have… Continue reading Old and New

Uncategorized

Gouache Woodcut Collage

I've been looking for a new direction in my work over the past few months and have posted some of my ideas on the blog. Yet none of them have stayed with me as a path to follow--not the ideas for a dystopian card deck, nor the series on the heart. One thing I have… Continue reading Gouache Woodcut Collage

Painting

Landscape of the Heart

This is another of the series of small heart paintings I'm doing. I only completed this one after The Heart Show opened at Gerrard Art Space, so it has its debut here. It's another acryl gouache on 5" x 7" gesso board. And I worked on it, as I did the others, without a planned… Continue reading Landscape of the Heart

Exhibits & Performances, Painting

Heart Show

I've entered another show, The Heart Show, at Gerrard Art Space in Toronto. I decided to do a series of small paintings in acryl gouache (a type of water-based paint that is permanent when dry) for the show. After working on four 5" x 7" gesso boards, I completed two of them. I'm still working on… Continue reading Heart Show