I’ve exhausted the idea of continuing the Pink Houses for now. I am sure it will return and I did create two acrylic paintings that are located at the Serendiptiy Gallery in Pequot Lakes, MN. Over the summer months, I explored that and then managed to cross off a bucket list item, which was to… Continue reading Studies
Three months ago I started the 100 Day Project. I decided to explore an idea that has been festering for well over 20 years based on John Mellancamp's song Pink Houses. I printed, sewed, painted, drew and played. I used some of my starting points to use for demos for student projects I developed for an… Continue reading 100 Day Project – Discovery
As part of a demo for an experimental drawing class, I started layering marks and drawings of a propellor. After several hours and nearly tossing the work completely, I threw down some of the monoprints that I had sewn on to sort through them a bit. I had no idea the two would create the… Continue reading Day 38 through 55
I completed this. A 6'x 8' canvas that will act as a prop for the play The Elephant Man which can be seen at The Historic Chief Theater in Bemidji, MN in early February. Back to the Pink Houses now.
I've been busy. I'm still playing with the Pink Houses but I took a commissioned job for a theater piece that apparently needed me to bring it to fruition. I recently finished the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and am embracing some of the wisdom she shared. It's a philosophy I can easily sink… Continue reading Day 12 through 28
A few days ago, I had a dream where a tornado wiped away my house, albeit a few wall studs. I attributed this to the decluttering that is needed for me to feel like I can create when in actuality it is probably just a signal to clean the house. Despite the middle of the… Continue reading Day 8,9,10,11
Oh, why not? Right?
Over the holiday, I traveled to my parents home which is located in the Chippewa National Forest of Minnesota. I only brought a small sketchbook knowing that I wouldn't have a great deal of time to do much more than a couple of doodles (see photos). While I was there and working with the Pink… Continue reading Day 2 through 6 (and a couple thoughts)
I majored in printmaking at Bemidji State University and while I love the technical aspects of etching and block printing, the immediacy of monoprinting is rewarding. This is the first of some exploration into the Pink Houses project which is conjunction with the 100 day project. As I told some artist friends of mine, I… Continue reading Day 1 – Pink Houses Project
For over 20 years I've been intrigued with an idea based on the song Pink Houses by John Mellencamp combined with the fact a good friend who is also an artist, lived in a pink house. It just never seemed to come to the forefront, but every time I hear the song, the lyrics nag at… Continue reading 100 Day Project