Saturday, February 22, 2020

Day Class by Ali Kauss of Spring Green

I took a day class fromAli Kauss of Spring Green
 to learn how to set a cabochon.
She's a very patient, good, fun instructor.
I set my first stone....
and reminded myself how to solder.
This is what I brought home,wore that night out to supper...

and SOLD IT!

about 2" x 5/8", sterling, bronze, 
and a blue stone that I forgot the name of.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Squad of Cardinals and a Herd of Beef

Squad of Cardinals.
8" x 8"
Oil on canvas.

The Squad of Cardinals has been sold.

Below is what was before me
when I parked at the bottom of a friend's driveway.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lone Rock oil painting

The second of four I am doing 
so I can give two away to the Spring Green Art whatever it's called 
to raise money for the Arts.  
It's a good thing to do.
Lone Rock, Wisconsin

Sunday, September 29, 2019

KELEN prints in Madison's Gallery Night...October 4th

I am excited to announce that I will be one of the
showing October 4th
in Madison's acclaimed Gallery Night!!

AMERICAN FERAL GALLERY2150 East WashingtonMadison.
5PM to 9PM....
and probably will be open a bit later than that
due to the nature of us artists.

The Gallery would be open for viewing until October 12th
for those who would 
like to make appointments.

They have three of my woodprints.

That's one of them.
(I've got a really elderly iMac that overheats and shuts I can only add one at a time,
every now and then....
sit tight...I'll get the others up today.)
The Swamp...$350 unframed~$425 framed
(Children)......$350 unframed~$425 framed
Early Man......$300 unframed~$375 framed

Betty's Nightclub....$200 unframed~$300 framed.

(Betty's Nightclub hangs at Artist Craftsman Supply during Gallery Night/month)

Monday, August 12, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Linda Kelen Update

The Old borrowed iMac got it up

....a LIVE  LINK!!!

to my woodprints on TeeShirts

I don't want you to think that's the only thing I do.


I'm going to bring this blog back to normal....

This spoon has been sold !
This is a photograph of the actual 
upper left corner of the woodblock I have been cutting.

This one was just finished...
and is fun to wear.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Monday, December 03, 2018


This is the result 
of what happens 
when I work way too long 
on a single woodblock.

(this is the end of Clay Hill Road~I live near here. )
oil paint

(Waukegan, Illinois to Fort Atkinson Wisconsin.
The sign says "firewood") 
oil paint
(Long horn and some snow)
8" x 8" oil painting
One end of Oak Park Road,  Mineral Point
8" x 8" oil painting

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Gallery Night in Madison Wisconsin

See it in person!
Gallery Night
October 5th

at the
203 west gorham
Madison, Wisconsin 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Warped woodblock

I should have photographed the block in it's most warped state. 
It would rock on a table as a shallow bowl.
It never was the best piece of wood,
I was only testing out sharpness of my knives,
and I just got carried away.

A couple weeks ago I started my attempt to flatten the block.
It's cherry, about an inch thick. 
Yes, I'll take a photo of the block so you can see.
I should do that.

I put it in a plastic bag, put a towel over it, 
sprayed it with water and sealed the bag, 
and put two thick copper sheets,
 one really heavy big solid rubber block,
and about a 40+ pound anvil on top.
And, crossed my fingers.

Yesterday I upwrapped it.
It was flat enough to print.
Not fun, but I got 8 beautiful prints!
I got some good first prints on Kitakata paper.
This year I discovered what Torinoko did with my blocks.
Luscious, is the only word I can use to describe what the prints are now.

You can see this and more
 at this years Fall Art Tour...I'm #stop25.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Another new woodprint for Fall Art Tour

This piece of wood
and my sharp little knives have 
held me captive for months.
Today, I printed a couple proofs
just to see what I was dealing with.

Yes, you will be able to see it in person at the Fall Art Tour, Stop #25 can wear one of my prints!

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Kelen Sterling LittleSpoon in holder

One of the several 
now hanging in the JaneWilcoxsonStudio, 
 (630) 551-0121
spoon of many uses:
tea, sugar, syrup, caviar, chocolate, ice cream,
berries, honey, etc.etc. 
BUT, if used only as a baby spoon, 
since babies do get larger,
eventually needing larger spoons,
this sterling fellow will be able to rest here, 
on the wall
in it's own hanger,
while it waits for the next baby.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Rocket Barrette

It will be secured to a French made barrette mechanism.
It is 4" end to end.
It is hand chased/repoussed aluminum.
It is signed and dated.
It is one of a kind.
It is really wonderful!
I wish I had long hair.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sterling Baby Spoon

When it is no longer in use,
as eventually babies get larger, 
and need larger spoons,
this sterling fellow will be able to rest on the wall
in it's own hanger,
while it waits for the next baby.

This will be seen in person
and for sale

Friday, June 15, 2018

Proof prints

Finally proofing this one.
Testing out some papers.
A larger Kitakata from Hiromi is giving me the best print.
Paper is a little thinner than the Kitakata of the smaller size that I expected to be printing upon,
but the image kept growing 
and now I"m needing to find another paper 
that works for the kind of cutting I do.