Monday, December 10, 2007

minimalism in wax

I found an interesting mid career encaustic artist, Joseph Goldberg, on The Museum of Northwest Art. I went to another website, Greg Kucera Gallery, to find these images. Goldberg gives you mood without story - nice.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

inside the black brush

There is some beautiful black and white work by French painter Laurent Koller. It looks like calligraphy very close up. I found the reference to Koller's website on art only art. Here are a few examples.

Monday, November 26, 2007

trip to deliver art to the Gallery at R&F in Kingston, NY

It took 10.5 hours to drive from Ann Arbor, MI to High Falls, NY. I liistened to a mystery on CD and the time flew by.

I can recommend a very good B&B in High Falls. It is The Arbor B&B. The woman who runs it, Nancy Greenwald, is an excellent cook so the hot breakfasts were wonderful and there were homemade cookies or loafcake available when I came home in the afternoon. Also, white cotton sheets on the bed and only fresh flowers from her garden in season - no tacky, plastic - ever. The Arbor is easy walking to good restaurants and a short drive to Mohonk Mt. If this sounds like an endorsement of The Arbor, it is. I stay at quite a few B&Bs but rarely twice at the same one. It's usually the tacky plastic flowers and the cold cereal for breakfast that drive me away. I'll stay at The Arbor anytime I'm in that area.

I dropped my work off at R&F Gallery in Kingston. That was the purpose of my trip. Then the rest of the day was free for photographing. Here are some examples from High Falls and Mohonk Mt.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

acrylic transfers onto the back of half inch thick plexiglas

I've been taking lots of photos with my phone. Some of them translate nicely into 24" x 18" images that I have printed and then transfer to the back of half inch thick plexiglas. I've used sumi ink to add depth to the blacks. Here are some results.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

new encaustic work for "Ahead of the Buzz" exhibit at R&F Gallery

I've been spending my studio time getting ready for "Ahead of the Buzz", an encaustic exhibit in the gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY. The other people in the show are Julie Dzikiewicz, Cari Hernandez, Lissa Rankin, Ruth Sack and Karen Zimmerman. The work will be up from Dec 1, 2007 - January 19, 2008. These are some 4" x 4" x .5"d wax squares (no substrate) that will hang on the wall. There is a bit of silver leaf on these.

Some other new work in a series called "Wax Gestures" - wax monoprints made on a hot palette. They are 12" x 12" on mylar. I published a few of these awhile ago. Here are a few more.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

examples of new work Sept/Oct, 2007

These are two examples of a series of monoprints I've been doing. They are done with a hot palette, black encaustic and clear beeswax on 12" x 12" pieces of mylar.

Joe and Tif on their wedding day in Brooklyn

Friday, August 24, 2007

Wingaersheek Beach in June

Chris and me, on the rocks

pollen on the ocean

salt marsh

sand casts

Sunday, September 30, 2007

God's Pocket with Sea Kayak Adventures

A few visuals from a God's Pocket kayaking trip off the north end of Vancouver Island. We went paddling on a very dark night in the bioluminescent ocean. No photos from that - just a great memory. We were close to a fish ball with eagles and gulls diving into it. They were moving way too fast to think about photographing it - all we could do was watch. Below are some things I did get photos of.

From the kayak padding through a bull kelp field on a beautiful day.

just a beautiful reflection

Hurst Island, B.C. and Paul on a foggy morning

Monday, February 19, 2007

photos from "Shifting Boundaries" opening

Here are some photos from the opening at the Ann Arbor Art Center of the exhibit "Shifting Boundaries". I was invited to participate along with Traven Pelletier and Francesc Burgos. The exhibit is down now but ran from Jan. 5 - Feb 18, 2007.