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!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Plow Paranoia

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ice pans painting

Myself and a few other scallywags have been invited back to Hava Java (Water St. location) for another art show which we plan to install next week. I wanted something new to contribute so I started this ice pans diptych yesterday. I'm using acrylics this time in order to meet the deadline.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hava Java show

I've got some paintings and linocuts showing at Hava Java's The Tower Corporate Campus location (that's the former Littledale facility on Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's). If you've got some business down that way, drop by and check them out! Nine pieces total including "The Daily Squawk"... should be up for the next month or so.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Newfoundland Gothic

My cartoon for the recent issue of the Northeast Avalon Times... pick one up if you're in the area! It's normally greyscale but I thought I'd add some colour for the blog.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Guardians oil painting

In a further effort to blow the stink of computer off me, I painted these gargoyle bookends tonight. Crude but colourful. Big bold strokes. Nothing but fun. Oil on 18"x24" canvas.


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