Finally, a return to painting with this solo show opening tonight! ( Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 5-9 pm, Artisan Gallery, Paoli)
Opening reception Saturday, March 16, 7-10pm.
Showing with my friend and fellow artist Alicia Rheal in our From Farm to Fork (to Fabulous!) exhibit. The opening reception is a gala celebration and benefit for the Walls of Wittenberg. More info, and the poster, below. Highlight? Why Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats of course.
The WowSpace is located at 114 Vinal St – Wittenberg, WI. Easy to find…Just look for the 8ft hanging hog carcasses and the giant pull-toy pig (cuts) in the front windows along the main street of downtown Wittenberg!
And here’s more info about the Walls of Wittenberg ongoing mural project.
One section of the wall installed for now….
Graze Restaurant asked me to paint a cow for them. Here’s the progression (click any cow to enlarge), most recent progress at top.
If you want to read this from the beginning, starting with the delivery of the cow, just start reading at the bottom of this post and scroll up….
Done! Finished varnishing last week. Whew!
Wanted to get this uploaded before 2013, so here you go:
Pretty much done…
What a nightmare this has been. Should be easy-squeezy, but with the other deadlines in October/November…. Oh well. Working away on side two now–getting there! Here’s side one, pretty much finished (below):
Final (Side One) State of Wisconsin with products
Side One almost done
Adding texture to the horns
October 1 progress:
September 23 progress:
Some info from an earlier post:
Graze restaurant has commissioned me to paint a cow for their patio.
The design will be a holstein (modeled after one of the dairy cows milked at Sassy Cow Creamery, where Graze gets much of their dairy products). Incorporated onto the black/white holstein pattern, will be painted the specific, locally sourced products–produce, Highland beef, trout, etc (that Graze buys from local farmers in the area)–from which Executive Chef Tory Miller and the Graze team create the dishes on their menu.
It just arrived today…
Yep, it’s a girl!
Dexter did it again. Pose that is.
Another folio exchange, this one with the theme “Circus, Circus” so of course I had to do this little circus dog, and then modeled it after old circus posters somewhat. Circus World in Baraboo (and those fantastic old posters) remains an inspiration to me, since childhood. I got over my fear of clowns doing this one–looking at just tons of old clown photos till they didn’t look scary anymore–yeah! Happy day!! I think this clown still looks somewhat ominous, but it had to be dark and simply-rendered to show off my little star in the foreground.
The photo shoot was pretty funny–Dexter did a lot of “dancing” for cheese…. I bet he thought he’d died and gone to heaven.
The Amazing Dancing Dog
– Reduction woodcut on Arches cover
– 23in x 8 1/2in
This was for sale at Artisan Gallery, but it (along with other ones I took for the Small Works show earlier this month) sold rather quickly. I will frame up another at some point soon, and get it to Artisan, but have to get that cow finished first!
NOTE: No animals were harmed in the posing/making of this print. Spoiled, yes; hurt, no.
Weekend Schedule for Sue:
Friday: Cutting 2 new blocks. Printing a new (Dexter) tee by end of day.
Saturday: Cutting and printing 2 new reduction relief blocks.
Sunday: 1st of 2 blocks should be nearing completion.
5 new card designs
Both hard and soft cover versions of CLUCK: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks is also available.
Now in it’s 5th year, the Spring Art Tour features 21 artists who will open their studios to the public for 3 days in June. This year the open studio event is June 10, 11, 12 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 10-5 daily.
He made it into the Eyeworthy feature of The Wisconsin State Journal.