Monthly Archives: March 2014

Winter part 2

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We've reached the end of March without much sign of spring here in VT except a few disappointed red-wing blackbirds who hung around the feeders out back for a couple of days. I suspect they've retreated south again; I heard a distinct “WTF?” In the usual red-wing calls. We're nursing another sick cat, and when I can't entice him to sleep on my lap, I've been working on this journal spread.

Acrylic, graphite, watercolor crayon, charcoal pencil, marker

 

Some future season

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I had a long weekend in the studio and spent most of it working on two pieces that evolved fairly quickly (unlike the series I seem to have been working on all winter). They both started with a background of yellows and tan:

I started this as a horizon but it didn't stay that way:

 

This one is called Spring.

I managed to get more photos of the stages of this one:

 

 

 

This one is Summer.

Neither Spring nor Summer seem anywhere nearby as we just had 20-some inches of snow this week. But we can dream…

 

Evolution of a journal spread

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I put the beginnings of this spread up a while ago:

Here's the latest and final incarnation:
 

Spent some time on the little details:

It didn't take that long to finish this. I lost this journal for about three weeks, behind a chair on a box in the studio. Of course, I have no memory of putting it there. Finding it spurred me to work on more than just this spread. More to come!