#28 - 712 15th Ave. NE
24" x 30" - oil on canvas - 2013
I have to admit the snow was vexing, to say the least.
I apologize for not posting as regularly as I was. I had to slow down a little. Other work got ahead of this, but I've been catching up here and there. It will continue on and hopefully the pace will pick up again.
#23 - Lake St., 1/2 block West of Lyndale Ave S., Looking North.
10"x 20" oil on canvas.
This is the first of these alley pictures done with oil paint. I haven't used oils for
a long time. It just wasn't right for me. The immediacy of acrylic and
gouache have always worked best. But, time and curiosity wore me down.
I think I finally found the patience for it and plan to use them more!
#19 - 43rd & Harriet Ave. S. 11-18-12
5" x 7" Monotype print (from a glass plate) - water soluble ink on hot pressed watercolor paper.
I added an extender to the ink for a little more working time. Even with it, the
water based inks dry too fast for me. This one was interesting enough to keep.
I think my next attempts at prints like this may be with solvent based ink.
#15 - 31st & Pillsbury Ave. S., Jan. 2012.
10" x 20" acrylic on canvas. (sold)
This was from a photo (part of a larger group of photos) taken the
previous summer. My friend Chris S. was in town visiting and
he was kind enough to help me out with his time and photo talent. We
drove around South and Southeast Minneapolis looking for interesting
alleys. I drove - he snapped - we came back with a lot to work with.
I sorted out a bunch to use for longer sittings, or when I can't get out with
a sketchbook, or want to try something different. Some months later,
another friend and I did the same downtown. I plan to do that again a
couple more times before I'm done. It's been a great way to keep this
#13 - 39th St. near Garfield Ave. S., looking South 10-11-2011
9" x 12" acrylic on watercolor paper.
This one is near by. There are a couple old garages here that caught my attention.
They look almost unchanged since they were built...well, except for the changes that time, gravity, and the weather have had. There are still some out there that have the original siding, small windows, odd doors and hardware.
#12 - 32nd St. & Emerson Ave. S., 8-16-2011.
This is another monotype print from the same group as the one posted
earlier this month. 5" x 7", water soluble ink on hot pressed watercolor paper.
These have me interested in experimenting more.
#9 - 41st & Grand Ave. S. Minneapolis, 8-16-2011.
5" x 7" monotype print on hot pressed watercolor paper.
I've always liked primitive print making. There's a surprise with every pull.
This day I was trying water based block ink on glass. I think I made about 8-10,
but kept three. This one has a nice ghostly feeling to it.