Painting, Poetry, Printmaking, Writing

Raw

This is the work I showed a detail of in my last post. It has gone through extreme changes and finally developed into this image that I am now going to stop working on and let be.  In some ways it's an awkward piece and I felt it was trying to tell me something, so… Continue reading Raw

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

Exhibits & Performances, Printmaking

Printmaking Show

The Printmaking Show at GAS--Gerrard Art Space--in Toronto that I'll be in begins this week. If you're in the area, do drop in. I'll be at the reception Thursday night the 28th from 6 - 8. Click here for more information. Detail from The Search linocut.

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

Printmaking

Dream Linocut–The Search

I'm going to enter four linocuts into another exhibit at Gerrard Art Space in Toronto. It'll be from the end of June into the first 2 weeks of July. One of the prints I've taken to my local framer is the one below. I carved it in the 1990s and for some reason that I… Continue reading Dream Linocut–The Search

Nature Photography, Printmaking

The Birds of 1988

Spring is here and flowers are coming into bud wildly. The scillas have gone, but redbuds are just appearing and yesterday I saw cherry blossoms and their devotees in Trinity Bellwoods Park--a downtown west end park. Spring also means the return of birds and their songs. I hear cardinals, robins and sparrows daily. Last week… Continue reading The Birds of 1988

Printmaking

Little Face Lino

It's a beastly day here in Toronto--the whole weekend we've had freezing rain and ice pellets. Wind and rain are due tonight. To the rescue comes a little linocut I made in the '80s or '90s. I unearthed this forgotten piece just before working on the prints I'm going to enter into the miniature print show,… Continue reading Little Face Lino

Printmaking

The Lion’s Birdnote

As I'm going through my old journals, I find forgotten elements--particularly the content of dreams.  A few weeks ago, I came upon a curious and appealing dream fragment from June of 1993. At that time, I awoke with words telling me that centuries would pass before we discovered that the "L" in "Lion" was understood… Continue reading The Lion’s Birdnote

Nature Photography, Photography, Printmaking

Violet and Lilac

Last week, I printed the Sisters of Mercy linocut with the violet ink tinted with white. It's on a pale blue Japanese paper with long fibres that I like. Then, on the weekend, I was out of town in Prince Edward County in Ontario. The countryside was filled with lilacs--lining the roads and lanes and… Continue reading Violet and Lilac