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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Seeing your work

It is always a mixed bag of emotions when you see your work in public. For me it is humbling, a little embarrassing, and exciting. I see all the mistakes and all the problems, but it is there in the public to be seen in all it's awkward glory. This was taken at the Vermont Children's Theater this last weekend.

Some one at the theater also took my logo design and made a no smoking sign. I think whoever did it did a wonderful job keeping the same look and feel.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

A New Project

I started preliminary studies for my next project. The book is set in Cambodia and will be featuring elephants as the main characters. As part of the process of designing the characters, I am studying how to draw realistic elephants first. Even though I have done many many studies of elephants in the past, I still feel this is necessary. Even though I have drawn numerous elephants in the past, I am consistently amazed at the new aspects of the elephant that I see.