An Egg-in-the-Box

I've been doing some framing lately. This is Downcast Egg which was first posted here and is also a part of the banner above. The frame measures 26 x 22 inches (outside dimensions) which leaves about 2 inches of linen liner showing between the canvas and the wood of the frame. The wood is clear pine rubbed with many coats of white pickling stain. The canvas is floated on the liner so its sides are clearly visible. It's signed on the lower right-hand side. I might change to signing on the bottom side in the future though.


Another Demo

oil on unstretched canvas, 16 x 12 inches

This is a teaching demo I did yesterday - a study of a head using photo reference and six colors to create likeness and form.


Paper Airplanes

Poodles, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches


Paper Airplanes

Some Day, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches


Paper Airplanes

It wasn't obvious - he left his work, in the street, to come tell us - the entrance was around the corner, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches


Paper Airplanes

On Off , oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches


Paper Airplanes

She didn't have to - It took Time and Distance to come Down to our Platform - The Subway wasn't coming - She showed Us where to go Instead - Who knew, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches


Paper Airplanes

You Should Lie - You Don't Want to Tell Anyone this is Your First Time [in NYC], oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches


Paper Airplanes

We are all Nine Meals from Barbarism, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches


Two by Two

Teacups Series, oil on canvas, 2 x 2 grid of 20 x 16 inch paintings, October 2007

There's a new painting on the easel today. On the flight back home, somewhere over Ohio, I think, the glider was exchanged for a paper airplane. It's a good thing too. The white paper with its folds and wings diffuses the light in amazing ways. There are curves where I'd never expected and places for light to bounce. While the initial layer is drying, I thought I'd show you how these four look grouped together.


The Blogger Show @Agni Gallery - Opening Night

The Blogger Show @Agni Gallery by James Kalm

Saturday night I got to look behind the scenes when James Kalm covered The Blogger Show at Agni Gallery in the Lower East Side. That was pretty cool.

I also met a lot of the Blogger Show artists whose blogs I've been keeping up with - that was even cooler. It was really quite amazing to connect faces, voices and art with their respective blogs. In every case, I was not surprised with the person I found myself talking to. The combination of a great group of artists, a beautiful exhibit and consistently strong work was simply - the coolest!


Up . . .

Toy Glider Sketch 3, ink on paper, 4.5 x 6.7 inches

I just read Chris Rywalt's latest post. It sounds like the show is up at Agni Gallery now. Chris, his wife, Dawn, Stephanie and John spent the day there hanging the work for The Blogger Show, NYC. I feel very grateful to all of them for all of their hard work.

I need to be up early tomorrow so I can be on time to see Tracy and Doug. I'm so looking forward to that - and to seeing many of the other Blogger Show artists and their work. So - good-bye for a while to some of you - and hello to others.

Up and Away

Toy Glider Sketch 2, ink on paper, 4.5 x 6.7 inches