Some traditional watercolour painting. With a record snowfall in Waterloo ON, I can only enjoy the beauty of the season. Teaching how to paint snow at Button Factory Arts and Luther Village this winter. Catch the new exhibit at The Art District Gallery March 1.
The Art District Gallery is hosting a juried show called Sweet 16. All artwork is no bigger than 16×16. Opening reception is January 18, 2019 at the gallery. My submissions include new works using hand painted washi (Japanese paper). Parts have practise sheets for my Japanese shodo calligraphy in sumi ink such as kanji for the word love and words relating to water. Other parts simulate the Japanese tie dying technique shibori. I have used resists and stencilling on hand sized and unsized paper, exploring the nature of washi and chigiri-e or ripped paper collage.
Love is Adrift 16×16 on wood panel
Heart Strings, 12×12 on wood panel
I painted some sumi ink cards for The Art District Gallery. The new art exhibit opens with a Holiday Art Splash Party Dec. 7, 2018. I am also teaching a suminagashi marbling and origami card making workshop for seniors Dec. 6th at Button Factory Arts.
Playing with resists and sizing at the Japanese Paper Place. Delving deeper into the acquatint etching process using spit bite and sugar lift with rosin dusting acquatint and ferric chloride at Button Factory Arts. Continuing the kaizen approach to continuous learning with shodo Japanese calligraphy at UW.
Looking through the branches. A selection of fall paintings at The Art District Gallery for the Oct.26, 2018 reception. Giving an artist talk with Roslyn Ramsay Oct. 23rd for Art$Pay in Kitchener on “The Diviners” , artists that find water in their artwork.
I have 2 paintings in the COAA juried show at Etobicoke Civic Gallery with upcoming juried shows at BF Arts and KWSA at LINK.
Progress on photo etching aluminum plates waiting to be printed.
My photo “House on P.I.Pond” was selected as the featured image for the KWSA photo show “Viewfindings” at Link in Waterloo ON for the month of Sept. Partnering with the Waterloo Public Library and the Laurelwood Neighbourhood Association, I will be hosting a free Culture Days event on Sept. 28th along with fellow artist Salome Perez. The Art District Gallery new exhibition opens with a reception Sept. 14th. I am also continuing my exploration of Japanese calligraphy and photo transfer printmaking.
White Fronds on Langdon Pond photo
House on P.I. Pond, photo
Tenkoku stone carving “haya”
I have been printmaking using BIG grounds for photo etching. I have printed out some of my art photo artist proofs (above) for a photo show at LINK Waterloo and
tried my hand at tenkoku Japanese stone carving. I have also printed/etched/soldered circuit board images to mash printmaking and jewellery making.