Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Linocut process pic

Working on a new linocut which I'm hoping to print by the end of the week. The blue is from the transfer paper. I started the illustration in Sketchbook Pro (iPad) finished it in Illustrator. When everything is just so, I print it out and use the transfer paper to, well, y'know... transfer to the linoleum plate. Then the knives come out and the real fun begins. I'm using Xacto blades for the lettering this time around to get cleaner lines.

This is my major art project for the week. Printing on Friday for Saturday is a realistic goal as I'm using water-based inks these days. Got a big market on the weekend, hence the deadline.

If you're in St. John's, drop by Canonwood Hall for Some Good Market (10am-4pm), Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. I'll be there with my linos and painting prints.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Historic sites gallery

I was really fortunate to get a few pieces in the new Historic Sites gallery on the second floor of their Water Street shop in downtown St. John's. If you get the chance, drop down for a looksy. Should be on until the end of August.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Surly puffins

A little jab at the tourists in Newfoundland for the Northeast Avalon Times. Pick one up!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Puffin dood

Some puffin scratches from the sketchbook.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Scallywag show pix

Formal puffins, cartoon kitchen parties, large surreal woodcuts, expressionist landscapes and more! Here's a sneak peek an the Four Scallywags show, on now at Hava Java until mid-September. The Scallywags are Nick Kokis, John Andrews, Bill Ryan and Doug Bird. If you find yourself in downtown St. John's during the next two months, drop by and check it out! It's a great variety of styles, mediums and subjects. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Scallywags have a show

This Sunday I'll be hanging pieces for another group show with Nick Kokis, Bill Ryan and Doug Bird at Hava Java in downtown St. John's. If you get the opportunity, please drop by and check it out! It's on from July 15 to September 14. There will be a wide assortment of paintings but I'm really looking forward to seeing Nick's woodcuts... he's a very talented printmaker. His "Croc" woodcut is the artwork on our promo material (see above).

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Doodlepalooza gets Facebooked

I've finally got a Facebook page for Doodlepalooza.

This five-year-old blog name seems to be my brand now. FB, Twitter, Etsy, Blogger, Tumbr. And now that I'm doing the local craft circuit, that's my market name as well. I toyed with doing something more "professional" but Doodlepalooza has a whimsy to it that seems to reflect my work and attitude.

The Facebook page seemed like a no-brainer. I've been spamming my work to the same bunch of Facebook friends for years now... this way they can choose to follow my work or not. Plus people outside my friend circle can find me.

Aside from the weekend markets, I'm taking baby steps into retail.

After making a few sales at The Tickle Trunk on Water Street, they now carry the full gamut of my embossed work... about 10 pieces in total. Pretty pleased about that. (Thanks Doug!)

Made a submission to Historic Sites today for their product review meeting. It was a wide array of my linocuts and prints of my paintings. I'm hopeful that will turn into something. (Fingers crossed)

So that's what I'm up to... sticking various irons into various fires and seeing what flares up.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Embossed commission piece

Putting the finishing touches on a large (12"x12") commission piece tonight. Embossed pewter tree.


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