Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Whistler (and me !) at BYU

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a curator at the BYU Museum of Art. They are having an exhibit of prints by James McNeill Whistler at the museum and were looking for images to demonstrate the process of making a drypoint. They asked if I would be willing to let them use some of the images I had posted on this blog explaining the technique. Of course, I said yes!. Today I received these images showing the photo credits (including an image of one of my prints!) and how they are displayed at the exhibit. You can click on them for a larger view.

The last image is one of my drypoints.

Here's a link to more information about the exhibit. http://cfacweb.byu.edu/departments/moa

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Forest Floor

Forest Floor Study
14 x 11

Lately I've found myself looking down a lot. The textures, colors and patterns of the forest floor are endlessly fascinating. You can click on this study for a larger view. This is just one very small aspect of a big new project that I am very excited about. I can't say more just now, but stay tuned!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Autumn, Farewell

Autumn Road
16 x 20
Available at Hildt Galleries, Chicago

One of the many things I love about fall in northeast Texas is how long it lasts. From early October right through December, there is a constantly changing show of subtle autumn color, increasingly mixed with bare branches and set off by the dark greens of the pines and cedars. This year, despite the drought and perhaps because of it, the color has been a bit more saturated. The wonderful rains that finally came provided enough moisture to turn all the fields an emerald green, creating a delicious color harmony.

This little side road runs off the main route I take on my morning walks.