Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New still life

Painting has been on the back burner for a few months. I was glad to get together with a friend for a still life session last night. Flowers are not my usual choice for subject matter but I'm happy with the results after 3 hours.

Oil on canvas, 12" x 24"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Roads (or lack thereof)

My latest cartoon for the Northeast Avalon Times. Pick one up if you're in the area.

I know there are much worst roads in the province than those in St. John's, but the massive amount of daytime road repair/tear-up has been bugging everyone in town (including me) for months. Also, the city has been extraordinarily slow at re-painting the roads this year... it's mid-October and some of the busiest streets are just getting done. In a few short months (weeks?) they'll be covered with snow and the paint will be scraped away by the plows throughout the winter.

Let's hope everyone in charge of these projects have a better plan for 2015.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Copper rolls

Well it doesn't look like much but here's my latest copper order, all the way from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. On the left is a 12" x 50' roll and on the right a 24" x 10' roll, both are 36 gauge. Looking forward to trying out some larger pieces with that wide roll.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Iceberg lino, 2nd colour

After a few test prints and few nips n' tucks of the plate, here's where I landed with the second colour.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Iceberg linocut progress


Above is the first of three colours printed for my latest iceberg linocut. Below that is a progress shot of the second plate as it's being chipped away. Pretty satisfied with the progress so far. The clouds gave me some pause as I didn't have a firm plan for them but I think I've got them sorted. Sometimes you just need to plow through the doubt and see what happens.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bragging puffins

My latest silly contribution to the Northeast Avalon Times.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Linocut registration


I made a registration jig for my next 2-colour linocut. Crudely built with workshop scraps... it's not pretty but it should do the job. The idea is that the linocut is sandwiched into the same position for each pressing and the paper will be consistently hinged on the dowels. Now to cut the first plate.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The games people play

My latest cartoon for the August edition of the Northeast Avalon Times.

I've been making these digitally for the most part including using fonts for the text. But this one was strictly by hand with a fine point marker. (It does get scanned eventually as publishing is a purely digital operation these days. After the scan I cleaned up a few lines and added the greys.)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Formal Seal

This guy's finally off the easel. Off for a photo sitting and printing in the coming days.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Formal Seal progress

I'm still in the thick of freelance contracts, but I've been very slowly bringing "Formal Seal" into existence over the past few weeks. He's a ways off yet but he's getting there. (24" x 30" oil on canvas)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

New embossings: fish and flowers


Some 4"x6" copper pieces I made this week for tomorrow's Sin City Crafters event at Rocket Bakery, downtown St. John's. Should be a great event! Get the details here.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Gibbet Hill painting, progress 2

Here's another progress pic of the Gibbet Hill painting. Doing lots of layers with this one. Still a ways to go but getting there. When the rock highlights come into focus it should really pop.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gibbet Hill painting progess

Gradually bringing this Gibbet Hill painting to life. Using a pic from our recent walk up Signal Hill (I used photography as my excuse for frequent breaks). Mainly blocking out shadows at this point. Early stages.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Walrus progess


I've been picking away at this guy for the last few days. The first shot (top) is where he currently stands. The shot below (with lots of purple) is the underpainting I started a few months ago. Still a ways to go but he's getting there. Snout needs more work... and whiskers!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

New Hava Java show

Just installed a new show at Hava Java: paintings and prints by myself, Nick Kokis and Kathryn Welbourn. If you're in downtown St. John's, drop by and check it out!




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