Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Getting ready for the Dunedin, FL Art Harvest this weekend! I have two new copper plate etchings: "Athena Glaukopis" (5"x7"); one tinted in watercolor and "Confidence" (3"x5"); a little striding harpy. I have two tinted in watercolor on that one all framed up.

Booth #225 if you're in the area, Saturday and Sunday November 7th and 8th, 10am to 5pm.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New etching(s) and a big-revamp of Studio Ibis. Oh, and I'm now a Roycroft Master Artisan. : )

It's the busy season to get ready for two summer shows: the Roycrofter's At Large (RALA) annual Summer Festival (June 27th & 28th, East Aurora, NY.) I was very pleased to learn that I have been elevated to Master Artisan status by RALA's master jury, and this will be my first time in a RALA show, after exhibiting outdoors at the very rainy and cold annual Roycroft Campus Conference in September, 2014. (But after my fingers and toes warmed up, I was delighted to find my work accepted into my third gallery, the terrific Copper Shop on the historic Roycroft Campus.)

Next up after RALA will be the always delightful 27th annual Cool Art Show, a juried show held indoors in the St. Petersburg, FL Coliseum. That'll be July 18th & 19th.

I do have a new 5'x7" etching completed in February, Athena Glaukopis, and a final state of another one finished last week: The Gossip Of Carps. That one will have final prints done as early as this weekend, if I can just get some framing done and clear the tables in the studio.

Additionally, I've done a pretty comprehensive polish on my website, Studio Ibis, which was knocked down by a malicious attack back in April. It's taken some time to find a more bullet-proof gallery plugin for Wordpress, but it's now looking a lot better. I've moved over my illustration work to Studio Ibis as well, since I don't intend to put my old hollybird.net site back up (which was deleted by my host provider as well). Do take a look and let me know if you find something not working, thanks!

Monday, January 5, 2015

An Arts & Crafts period digital portrait of a friend.

"Decembre" — scanned pencil drawing, colored in Corel Painter 2015 with digital gouache brushes, rice paper texture and 2B digital pencil.

"Decembre" - Pencil and digital paint, 13" x 6"