Grand Puffins piece) but I’m happy with the way he turned out: he still has the flavour of an antique photo which was the goal. Much more detail in this one as well. I’ll repost the underpainting below so you can see his humble beginnings.
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Newfoundland Canvas and they look fantastic (if I do say so myself). I’ll be donating one to a silent auction fundraiser for Memorial University Athletics and the other I’ll be bringing to Some Good Market in Makinsons on Saturday. Also joining the puffins will be some new copper embossed pieces which got their final coat of varnish today (see below). Not joining me at market is Willow (bottom pic). She was doing some serious lounging by the patio door today.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
St. John’s Farmers Market, I had to submit photos of my products as they have a juried process. So I thought I’d pop them up here as well. I didn’t have any good display shots from other markets this year so did a little market re-enactment in the dining room this morning.
And speaking of which, I’ll be at Some Good Market in Makinsons, Newfoundland, this Saturday, 10am-4pm. Drop out for a visit and pick up your last minute Mother’s Day gift!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Above is one of the pieces I’ve been working on this week.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Finished off "Rolling Waves" this week with a nice satin varnish. Pleased with the outcome and very happy that I have a substantial piece for the big empty wall in our TV room (see top pic). Posting this in my Etsy shop shortly if you’re interested in making it your own.
Poured acrylic on gallery canvas
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Rolling waves triptych
3 (24”x24”) gallery canvases
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Some Good Market (Canon Wood Hall) this coming Saturday (10am-4pm). I’ll have embossed bits and bobs, Arthur, linocuts and prints. 60+ vendors... should be quite a market... can’t wait! After this week I’ll add Arthur and a few more things to my Etsy shop.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The shape is different than the squares I’ve been doing which is fine... I need some variety. The aluminum is more difficult to work with than the pewter for these knocked-out trees. Tougher to emboss, cut, and bend. So tougher all round. The end result is a little less refined than the pewter (sharper angles for example) but I think they are still appealing and I think people will like the idea of the up-cycled drink can.
Just booked three more craft fairs (Some Good Market in Makinsons) with the possibility of one in St. John’s on the 13th. Looking forward to those!
Friday, March 29, 2013
It probably requires a little explanation.
The very successful advertising campaign for Newfoundland Tourism inspired it. The ads made me wonder (playfully) about how we got to this point in time where tourism on our North Atlantic rock is a booming business.
I imagined the early days of the campaign... way back to the 1890s where a group of well-dressed gents (Victorian Mad Men?), in a building somewhere off the Thames in London, sat around a large table covered in tumblers and snifters of scotch mulling over the possibilities (but mostly mulling over the scotch) of creating an allure for this cold and foggy rock.
“It’s nothing but fish and fog,” says one.
“Right, right,” others say in agreement.
The snifters get passed around again, glasses clink, cigars are lit and a luncheon order is placed.
Little progress is made.
Amid a feverish conversation of yesterday’s cricket match, a loud crack silences the room.
At the end of the long table, an exasperated Scotsman leans in.
“WHAT OF THE WEE PUFFINS THEN?!”
After an awkward silence, a staffer is called to the room.
“Jenkins, telegraph the muralist. We’ve got a job for him.”
And thus was the origin of the “The Grand Puffins of Newfoundland” campaign.
So that’s where my brain’s been for the last few weeks.
The Grand Puffins of Newfoundland
Oil on canvas
36" x 48"
Monday, March 18, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Oil on canvas