Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cardboard Flag

I'm working on a series of cardboard flags, this is the third in what I hope will be at least six. The paper size is 28 x 40 inches and the materials include recycled cardboard, (mostly cereal boxes), India Ink and Arches watercolor paper. Below is a photo of the boxes as they dry after a wash of India Ink to give you and idea of the process. They still need to be trimmed and sorted. I'm attempting to narrow the tonal range in the flags but it is often difficult to discern the differences in cardboard color, both raw and washed with ink.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Available Drawings #3 (Sold)

Two new drawings on archival gray mat board. Both pieces are sized at 40 x 32 inches and the media is India Ink.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sketchbook Collages

I find myself saving interesting scraps from my larger cardboard pieces. So naturally I began making a few random collages in my sketchbook out of these pieces. This month I've dedicated a new larger sketchbook to the collages and below is a sequence, in chronological order, of some of the resultant pieces. They started as one thing, pictured in the first image - strata like an somewhat orderly. But they quickly evolved to a more random arrangement, and lately all with a touch of red (thank you Captain Crunch). I still think of architecture - they could be facades or even floor plans, but I attempt to work quickly and not over think them.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

My Holiday Card

For those of you that are not on my Holiday Card list, below is the image I used this year for my printed cards. It was made a couple years ago during a Chicago lake effect snow storm. I went out for a walk during the storm, walked over to the lake at the nearest entry point, near Waveland Golf Course. Dead quiet, not a soul in sight, I had the park to myself, except for this unusual snowman. Hope you all survived the Holidays, and best wishes for a great 2013.

Tree Houses, Wilmette, Il

While walking the dog through the alleys of Wilmette this past Holiday Season, the other thing in addition to the garages that caught my eye were the tree houses in various back yards. Some still in use, many abandoned, all offering a refuge of sorts.