Sunday, October 28, 2012

Troy Horse

Found objects, salvaged electronic components, oil paint, wax medium, polymer clay, antique box. 14.25" h x 10" w x 7" d; horse piece can detach from its box/stand. I really did have fun with this and I think it shows. Found the pulley-wheel about a year ago near the tracks in St. Paul and I am really pleased to have finally put it to use.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Goldfish for Note Cards

These are all "artist trading card" size, 2.5 x 3.5", pen and watercolor. I made them during Art Crawl this weekend. Planning a set of four note/greeting cards from them.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Another of the Crow Series, Sold

292, found sign, salvaged metal, oil paint, wax medium, colored pencil.  8 x 10".
This is the piece I made specifically for the Soap Factory's annual $99 Sale. I had fun with the idea that the crow this time had just flown off, leaving a couple feathers in its wake.

The feathers are cut from salvaged aluminum sheeting, and painted with a wax medium that gives them a realistic-looking texture. I have a great time with these, and will be making more.

Still living less safely: I just finished a submission disk for a show opportunity. I might or might not make the cut, but there's only one way to find out.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Art Crawl Alert! But ... what's Art Crawl?

Click to enlarge the JA Geiger Studio Art Crawl postcard
Saint Paul Art Crawl is a very large twice-yearly open studio event. Basically, a bunch of artists open our studios to the public and put our work on display on the same weekend; it's like an outdoor art fair, but indoors. I'm showing as a guest artist at JA Geiger Studio, where parking is free because we aren't in Lowertown.

An "On the Spot" type portrait. They're approx. 8 x 10" large and ready to fit a standard ready-made 11 x 14" mat and frame; no custom framing required!
Some of us do live demos during Crawl. I do On the Spot Animal Portrait Sketches. Bring me your photo of your dog/cat/horse/bird/lizard/hamster (no, really -- I've drawn hamsters) or whatever you have, and I'll make a sketch in about 20 minutes, while you watch it happen. If you like the results, hand me $20 and take it home. Plan ahead, because it's first come, first served. In Spring, I ran out of time before I ran out of animals!

Consider this your invitation! (Click to enlarge images).