Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Community Art Event

I will once again be hosting a community art event in the Quimby Gallery. This year create a work of art that is 3.5 x 2 inches and get it to the Quimby Gallery between January 23 and March 16 to be hung in “The minuscule, wee teensy-weensy, tiny, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, eensy, infinitesimal, very small miniature diminutive, lilliputian mini art show with a mega Large title” exhibit.

I already have over 200 works of art. Starting January 23, I will be posting the progress of the show here, on my Instagram page and the Quimby Gallery Facebook page.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Mabon, Cambodia: More practice with the iPad Pro

As I am preparing for my latest book project, I am revisiting my sketches from Cambodia.

I sketched this on the first day of my trip in February while visiting the Mabon Temple. I painted it using the Photo Sketch on the iPad Pro. I really like the versatility of this app and the ability to create multiple layers. I painted using the watercolor brush.

There sill be more to come.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New Tool, New Sketch

I just received an iPad Pro and thought I would test out the pencil by sketching our Christmas tree. I am pretty amazed at how it looks like one of my traditional sketches. I used the Sketchbook app. Still waiting for funds to purchase a few different drawing apps.

Monday, December 4, 2017

World Wildlife Conservation Day

Every December 4th is World Wildlife Conservation day. AS such I felt it would be good to repost my illustration of the vaquita, one of the most endangered animals on the earth today. There is an estimated 30 left in the wild.  They live in the Gulf of California and are threatened by illegal fishing. For more information on what the World Wild Life Organization is doing and what you can do Visit the World Wildlife Conservation Day page and Worldwildlife.org 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Some Graphic Design Work

I was asked again to design the poster for the Annual Festival of Choirs in Lyndon, Vermont. I love the opportunity to give back in this small way. In the past few years, I had been simplifying the design more and more. This year, I have been studying more about the life of Christ and who he was. I felt the need to refocus on it being a celebration of the birth of Christ and included the image of his birth painted by Carl Heinrich Bloch. The star was not enough.

The Festival is open to all and will be on Saturday, December 9 2017 at 6:30. To add to everyones joy, I will not be singing.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sketching and Blacksmithing

I have been working on some lengthy projects. I will be starting to post this with in a month or so as I get them more finished. For now I am posting something from a month ago.

This last October, I went with my daughters school to a local blacksmith shop. It was exhilarating to watch a master at work. Not only was I able to do some sketching, I took an opportunity to try my hand at some blacksmithing. Even though I was left exhausted with blisters on my hand, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I can now say I have made a nail.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Facing My Fears

Last spring my graduating seniors gave the faculty at Lyndon State College the assignment to create a work of art based on our fears. In order to truly experience my fear of bees, I needed to immerse the patrons in the experience of being in a swarm with both the visual and the auditory.

The show, The 2017 Faculty Art Exhibit, It Came From the Visual Arts Department, opened last night and is on display until, November 27 in the Quimby Gallery at Lyndon State College.