Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cardboard and Staple Piece

Not a new piece, but just returned to me. I was very much thinking of textiles at the time I made this construction, and the repairs and irregularities are still very appealing to me. Each cardboard square is cut from recycled cereal boxes, and measures about two inches square. Over all dimensions: 72 x 42 inches. It may be challenging to frame.
Untitled - Recycled Cardboard, Staples - 72 x 42 inches

Saturday, August 15, 2015

More Sketchbook Pages

Two sketchbooks, I work simultaneously, allow one to dry while I work on the other.  This work is from six months ago, but I'm still working in this manner, now more often on larger paper or panel. Each page measures 16.25" x 11.75".

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Week After An Opening - A Commission and a Few Panels

I'm still coming down off my show and opening reception in Michigan. So I took it a little easy this week. But I did have a commission, and the recent work on panels was so well received in Michigan, I made a few more.

Pictured is the commission, a large grid with three circles within it. It is large, something like 52" x 30" and the circles are made by varying the line weight.

And then the latest installment of the panels with various black and white graphic patterns on them. Studies really, they come quickly and the iterations seem endless. The panels are modular and I move them around continually - there hardly seems to be a bad arrangement. Pictured are four 12" x 12" and four 12" x 16" panels.

Grid With Three Circles - Acrylic Paint on Arches Watercolor Paper - 52"x32"
Various Panels - Acrylic Paint on Cradles Panel - 12"x12", 12"x16"

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Few Photos From the Opening Reception at Judith Racht Gallery

The show in Harbert looked great. Judith and her crew, Bill and Kelley, did a great job of installation. Fun time at the opening, one too many cocktails, but a beautiful summer evening.

Pictures from early in the evening. Thanks Kathy for taking a few photos.
Framed and Unframed drawings

A pair of 'Grid' drawings
Examining a 'Grid' drawing.
A wall of 16" x 12" panels.
Talking about the panels.
Waiting for the artists talk to begin.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

I'm Showing at Judith Racht Gallery in Harbert Michigan Beginning August 1

It is a three person show with myself, Bill Zuehlke and Mark DeBernardi. Opening Reception August 1, 2015 from 6 to 8pm. There will be an artists talk that same day beginning at 5pm. Email me at if you have any questions.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A few photos of my preparation for a day trip to Michigan tomorrow to drop off work at Judith Racht Gallery. I have 10 framed pieces, and some unframed too.
And I may bring some or all of the panels I have been working on as studies. They can be arranged in all sort of varied configurations. I threw this together yesterday. I do not have any postcards in hand yet but hope to remedy that tomorrow.

If you are in Michigan weekend be sure and stop by for the opening reception and artists talk on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nice Mention In Midwest Living

There is a nice blurb in Midwest Living Magazine about my small watercolors. The August/September print edition mentions me and the gallery in an article about Lake Michigan and various ways to celebrate that amazing body of water. My watercolors were made as I observed from my condo balcony the various changes in color and light to the lake over time. I have about 20 of the these watercolors in the gallery this month, and I believe Stacia at 'Sojourn' in Sawyer Michigan has a few left also. They are sized at 18x6 inches and I hope to make a few more if warmer weather ever arrives.

Page From Midwest Living Magazine Print Edition
A Few Of The Watercolors in the Gallery

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Preparing For A Show In Michigan

I have been preparing for an upcoming show in Michigan that is scheduled to open on August 1 (more information soon). So there have been many digital images being sent back and forth. As long as I have them on hand I thought I'd post a few new grid-like drawings. To be a bit more precise these are drawings that always began from a grid, then would sometimes evolve toward something else in the making. These images are hurriedly shot, yardstick visible to give a sense of scale. They are all on Arches Watercolor paper that is size at 40x26 inches. I'm still making framing decisions, but the dead line is approaches quickly.