Rocks, Snow, and Ice and New Directions

Guess what I saw outside my window today? Big fluffy snowflakes. It’s melting now but it was pretty while it lasted. This is the second winter in a row here in Germany where it has hardly snowed at all, which is really sad. Maybe that’s why the big boulder and rock forms I’ve been sketching are starting to turn into chunks of ice.   I’m … Continue reading Rocks, Snow, and Ice and New Directions

Printmaking Update: Barn Owl Engraving

My adventures in printmaking continue with my newest print of a barn owl sitting in a moonlit forest. I wanted to see if I could make a print that would pay respects to the engraving traditions that have been around for centuries. The idea for the barn owl flowed naturally from two projects I recently completed. The first was the owl I painted in my wall … Continue reading Printmaking Update: Barn Owl Engraving

In Love with Corvids, Part Deux

You may remember back when I was in the states this summer, I was inspired to make some drawings of ravens and crows after getting to know a family of them outside our cabin in the Hocking Hills. I have been playing around with more images of crows and a medium I haven’t experimented with since high school. As always, these pieces are all available … Continue reading In Love with Corvids, Part Deux

Artistic Inspiration: Corvids are Cool

Whew! It has been a busy summer. Back in Ohio at the moment. Often when I travel, I just can’t find my creative groove and my sketchbook lies forgotten at the bottom of my suitcase for the whole trip. This time has been different, though. My inspiration? A short little family camping trip in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. There, I got to know a … Continue reading Artistic Inspiration: Corvids are Cool