As much as I’d like more snow, it’s almost predictable that we shan’t be seeing any.
Here I am digging holes, yanking weeds, getting ready for spring in the frigid weather with the early dutchmen and snowdrop barely sticking up, keeping me company. A fairly reliable benchmark is spring’s unruly temperature and burly storms with beautiful skies. My new front image, from a larger oil painting, looks like many of the clouds we’ll expect to see.
Speaking of pictures and other illustrations – Photographer Carl Zitzman has invited me to the Middle Street Gallery’s Friends and Members show. It’s from Feb. 9 until March 17. Opening reception will be Feb .10th ( 11-5pm.) Four Intaglio drypoint prints of mine, along with Carl’s work and many other wonderful artists, photographers, and sculptors will be on display. Please stop by to see us. It’s warm inside!
Pulled out my colored pencils and casein paint. Did a few on Clayboard which can be tricky. And some pastel with casein on 400lb test watercolor. I am planning on producing more cloud studies in oil and casein as they free you up from any definition . We’ll see how that works out. . . maybe THIS year I’ll even be early for the RAAC Fall Art Tour!
This month hope to make stab at engraving after two years. New nibs were purchased and clamps, so my copper blanks don’t fly off the table. But I have almost 100 I could ink up and pull that are interesting. They were engraved a few years ago, but still good.
The remainder of February will be anybody’s guess about the weather. I’ll be hiking favorite segments of the AT, excercising the right hand with some piano, roasting coffee with Jesse and getting it out to you folks,.
OOH… those cloud studies!