A Glimpse Into the Daily Workings of an Artist's Studio.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Time to Shovel the Walk

I have really enjoyed these last three prints.  Things have gone forward with exceptional smoothness and the response has been very gratifying.  I'd like to offer a special pricing opportunity for any of you who are considering adding one or more of these prints to your collection.  Please click on the link to my Facebook page and take a look. See the link below.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Printing is Going Beautifully

The printing is going so beautifully on this piece that I entertained the thought of more snow falling on Washington Grove.  There are many more potential subjects here just waiting for me to capture them.  Don't let my neighbors know that I wished snow on them, they'll send me to Minnesota.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Making Good Progress

The printing is proceeding beautifully.  I have the woodstove running at capacity while the windows are open for ventilation.  Seems to work great and I'm not freezing.  Have all the stencils cut and will now get going on my printing. Stay tuned.

It's Snowing Again

I'm happy to be in a wintry mood as illustrated by the beginning of my newest image.  This original serigraph will be the last in my "Grove" winter series unless it snows again.  Then all bets are off.  I stayed up late last night cutting stencils and managed to prepare six colors for printing today.  With a little luck, I'll have a very productive day. Hoping to show a lot of progress on tomorrow's post. Come back and see me.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Another Snowy Finish

What a weekend of printing!  Managed to complete all my printing on this new image in good fashion. This print measures 16 inches wide by 10.5 inches high. It's titled "Grove Snowfall" and is exactly the same size as the last piece, "Winter in the Grove" (designed to fit a 24 X 18 inch mat and frame.)  The edition is strictly limited to only 25 original prints.  The only way you can reserve one is to call my studio "hotline" at 301-840-1897. Believe it or not, I have already started sketching my next design, the final one in this Grove winter series. I don't know where this burst of creative energy has come from, but I feel "supercharged".  Come back soon.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Whole Lotta Printin' Going On!

Moving this image right along with a very productive day of printing.  I've got five more stencils to cut and print and Saturday is shaping up to be a perfect day to do it.  I hope you'll revisit me and see this print in its finished state.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

More Snow in the Forecast

I guess I'm in a "snowy" kind of mood.  Here we have the first four colors of a brand new winterscape in Washington Grove, my hometown.
For me, the challenge is to create a scene that's very similar to my just completed "Winter in the Grove", using a totally different color palette.
I'm excited because I'm allowing myself to stretch my color interpretation in a different direction.
Stay tuned and we'll see how this plays out.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Snowy Finish

Spent almost the whole day cutting the four remaining stencils and then successfully printed them.  I'm so delighted with the outcome that I don't know why I have avoided printing snow scenes for so many years.  I feel invigorated by this print and hope I can find a new image that excites me as much.
I'm going to stroll (and scroll) through my archives and find a new subject soon.  In the meantime, I'll individually inspect and sign this edition(only 25 prints).  I can't imagine that they'll be hanging around the studio for very long.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Four More Colors Printed

Printed four more colors and am beginning immediately to cut four more.  The dark blue green is a huge stencil that will take me most of the day to cut.  It defines the ancient spruce tree that shelters this cottage.  I'll then add black and a white "snow" stencil that will be pure fun!
Please come back and see the progress.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

It's Winter in the Grove

I can't remember having created a winter scene without a skier or two, so I decided it was time.  This is a neighbor's home that I have photographed numerous times over the years and typifies the structures here in town known as "Grove Cottages".  This day, the snow was lazily floating to the ground; the huge flakes seeming to be almost as big as my hand.  The silence was wonderful, an air of peace permeating the whole town and everywhere I pointed my camera, a memory.  I must apologize for my enthusiasm in printing eight stencils before posting, but I assure you, there is still much more to come.  I have four stencils already cut and prepared for printing so please stay tuned and see this image come to life.