Friday, July 31, 2009

I call this picture "Sun Field". It combines monoprint collage and painting. This is the image I chose for the card announcing the one-day Open Studios on Aug. 29th at the Sanchez Art Center from 1 to 5 pm. Its fun visiting all the artists studios; plus the 50/50 show is open in the galleries.
The 50/50 grand opening on Friday, July 24th was a bit over-the-top. I had fun, saw lots of friends and met so many people. There were over 1000 people. Everyone I spoke to said they had a great time, but many came back to see the artwork without the crowds. The next show will be the Art Guild of Pacifica's 51st Annual Membership Exhibit.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

50 woodcuts in 50 days

Monday, July 6, 2009

6" x 6"
Woodcut #50

I made it! 50 woodcuts in 50 days. As you can see, I didn't have a specific theme so each day I woke up wondering what the subject of my woodcut would be. Some days it was quite a pleasant surprise. Other days it left me wondering.

I definitely re-ignited my love for the art of woodcut- and I finally learned how to sharpen those Japanese woodcut tools. I'm looking forward to doing some larger, multi-block woodcuts soon. I'm off now for several days to the hot springs for a break. Thanks for following my blog. I'll start up with some new, larger work when I get back.

I hope you can make it to the grand opening of the show and see the actual woodcuts in person- the 3-d, sculptural aspect adds to their impact. I'll have all 50 of my woodcuts on display- along with sixty-six of my fellow 50/50 artists- at the opening on July 24th, 7 to 9pm at the Sanchez Art Center - 1220 Linda Mar Blvd. in Pacifica, CA 94044. At you can find links to some of the other 50/50 artists...they're all awesome.

Email me at if you want to reserve a woodcut prior to the opening of the show.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Day After the Fourth of July
6" x 6"
Woodcut #49

A few brave birds arrived in our neighborhood this morning after a night of fireworks; but the birdsong was greatly diminished.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Natural Velocity
6" x 6"
Woodcut #48

Friday, July 3, 2009

Trumpet Vine
6" x 6"
Woodcut #47

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Before Departure
6" x 6"
Woodcut #46

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mechanical Bird
6" x 6"
Woodcut #45

5 more woodcuts to go. Its been an interesting journey so far.