I've been drawing some objects in our apartment that I love. These include a wooden hawk that we once bought at a lawn sale in our neighbourhood, a ceramic cookie jar that we bought decades ago at a large art fair in Toronto and a little stone elephant that I can't recall how we acquired.… Continue reading Household Jungle
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!
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
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
A few weeks ago, while absent mindedly looking at a piece of artwork I'd done in 2018, I suddenly saw that it had a strong resemblance to the covid-19 molecule, spike protein and all. What surprised me the most was that I hadn't noticed this sooner. Here's the painted repurposed print that I made in… Continue reading What?!
I've been rereading my writing from the past few years during this time of Covid-19. I'm throwing out what I don't like and whittling down my notebooks. This week I came upon a poem I'd written in 2015 that I had forgotten since it was lost amidst a mountain of writing. It resonated for me… Continue reading In a Garden
I've made some carved adjustments to the Wake Up print but haven't yet printed the results. What I have been doing is dismantling and cutting up old paintings that I've felt are not my best. I'm working, slowly, to whittle down my stuff--whether works I've made or things I've bought. As part of that I've… Continue reading Canvases in Pieces
I had a great time at The Heart Show that four of my prints were in during February. I was happy that two of the four prints I submitted sold. Since then, I've been making more prints and adding finishing touches to others. This first block print is one I've posted before. I returned to work… Continue reading Recent Happenings and Prints
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