Saturday, July 15, 2017

Large Drawings

I have been reviewing the large drawings I have on hand. I take them out of storage to hang them on the wall for a day or two, to photograph and air them out. Here are three I have reviewed this week,


Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 4th Weekend 2017

Michael McGuire - Untitled - India Ink on Legion Coventry Paper - 50 x 38 inches
Michael McGuire - Untitled Color Study After Klee - Acrylic Paint and Watercolor on Arches Paper

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Andersonville 'Midsommarfest'

The gallery is open. The AC is on, and I have refreshments. Stop by if you need a break for the festivities and the heat.
Michael McGuire - 2 new untitled drawings - India Ink, Acrylic Paint on Arches Watercolor Paper - 40 x 26 inches each
East Gallery Wall - 2 Framed Michael McGuire Drawings, a large Michelle Peterson Albandoz 'X' piece
The West Wall of the Gallery - All pieces by Michelle Peterson Albandoz
Michael McGuire - Untitled 'City' Drawing - Acrylic Paint on Arches - 40 x 26 inches

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Recent Color Studies

Color is definitely in my head this spring. Some people say it is a reaction to the Trump era. I like to thing I'm working on adding another skill set. Color is hard,and I am not a natural, but I have learned a few things. Not sure where I am going with this impulse but small studies seem like a good place to figure it out.

I just finished a commission of large 'City' drawings that involved a bit of cautious color. These drawings will be heading to Sao Paulo and the imagery seems appropriate to a city of that size. 

Michael McGuire - 4 'City' Drawings - Acrylic Paint on Paper - 40 x 26 inches each

These drawings required me to look at both the acrylic paint and the paint pens I had on-hand and I ended up making a series of samplers that looked something like these. I had more earlier in the month but I have been giving them away as gifts. They are small and definitely have the feel of a study. My immediate impulse are the psychedelic color combinations. I was all those early rock posters on which I was raised. I think too that is has something to do with challenging my eyesight which becomes weaker every year.



Directly from these came a series of small city studies. Each of these are sized at 8.5 x 5.5 inches.



I got a little political on the last study.

On to something larger this weekend.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Enlarged Drawings In Ralph Lauren Window


The Ralph Lauren Corporation, always a big supporter of me and my work, has recently put enlargements of a few of my ink drawings in some of the store window across the world. Not every store, but quite a few including, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Bal Harbor, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong...   The original drawings are small and were part of a series that I made last summer working in the garden behind the studio. It would not have occurred to me to print them at this scale nor to make one into a folding screen, but the result is spectacular. I hope to get better photos next week. The displays are scheduled to be up through the middle of June.
Michael McGuire - Untitled Drawings - India Ink on Paper

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Monoprints

I enjoyed making the 'Obama' block print last winter and have been wanting to play with the technique a bit more. I purchased a five small linoleum blocks to experiment with and opted not to cut into them - I printed the blocks as they came from store. In the later monoprints I cut one block down to a slightly narrower size to shift the grid. Not sure what I'm after here but these fall into the category of drawings where I do not do any traditional drawing. The texture is evocative and I was seeing film negatives a few.  Some of them have dimensions etc. because I sent images out to a few interested parties.

Thursday, April 27, 2017