Monday, November 30, 2015

Jane Wilcoxson Studio features Linda Kelen

In addition to
a fine set of my wood prints,
and a selection of my chased/repoussed metals,
the following three paintings will be at the  
Jane Wilcoxson Studio, 
in Mineral Point,
December 5th for Mineral Point's Gallery Night
through December 23rd.
8"x8", oil on linen, Peach Tree
8"x8", oil,  WearyTraveler
8"x8", oil, Monkey

Monday, November 23, 2015

Small Oil Paintings

One of these three is going to be offered up to the
Spring Green Area Arts Coalition.
8"x8", oil on linen, Peach Tree
8"x8", oil,  WearyTraveler
8"x8", oil, Monkey

Saturday, November 14, 2015

chased, repoussed, honeybee in progress

Wondering how to finish a few pieces,
I began experimenting with an unfinished honeybee.
Needless to say,
I got carried away into a completely different direction.
There will be more.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

chased and repoussed things

Fish on bikes 
and so, 
in answer to requests for them to be REAL, 
I've been busy.

There will be more.
The houses are 7/8" wide and 2" long,
with a homemade pin back I fashioned with spring wire.
I"ll get better photos a little later.
(I changed the look of this one with some new chemistry. 
The previous photo is more like what it is. 
I just have to learn how to take better pictures of shiny things)
Right now I'm just fired up about what these are!!
Yes, there will be more chasing/repousse of something.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


The Cedarburg Art Museum now has a selection of the small whiteline prints.
This year, I'm Artist # 21 on the FALL ART TOUR.

Since 27 of my works are in the 
Cedarburg Art Museum 
until November 8th when the show closes,
I printed little bits of the more detailed blocks
just for this weekend.

Friday, October 02, 2015

8" X 8" painting

I'm way overloaded.  I wasn't thinking, and agreed to do an 8" canvas 
So I did one painting.
Not what anyone probably wanted,
but if I'm doing it for free, to give away,
for someone to be assigned it
as their prize for buying a $50.00 ticket
whether they want it or not,
I'm doing what I feel like at that particular time.
I couldn't see giving it away.
Not this one.
Not to be a prize for someone who may not want it,
condemning it to a garage nail on a dark wall
where mice might nest on the stretcher
between canvas and wall, 
until years later the pissed stained canvas aroma
results in it being tossed into the bottom of a cardboard box
that will carry a leaky garbage bag to the dump
protecting the car trunk from being
saturated with the seepy composting juices
and to be tossed out with the trashes??? 

I'm keeping this one.
So, I painted another one.
Can't give this one away either.
So, after learning that the Lind Pavillion is because of John Lind, 
now feeling a NEED to offer up something if only for him and Carla,
on September 30th, on a third 8" canvas,
I challenged myself to paint one in the time left between 2PM and sundown.
I did it.
I will give this one away.
It exists solely to be given away
to be the prize for someone who bought a $50.00 ticket.
I attached a note telling the tale of why it exists
and stated that if the new owners find they do not enjoy my painting,
they should contact me.
I will be happy to take it back! 
(OK, yes, I still have a hard time letting go of my works.)

Monday, September 07, 2015

Cedarburg Art Museum---the Art of the Relief Print

The Art of the Relief Print
September 2 - November 8, 2015
Opening Reception September 12, 7-9 pm
 at the
W63 N675 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012 

Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday 12– 4 PM      262-377-6123
Twenty-nine of my pieces are on exhibition 
with the spectacular works of S.V. Medaris and Ray Gloeckler.

It's a good, strong show.
Twenty-five miles north of Milwaukee, it's well worth a visit.
The show will be up through November 8th.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Two are framed and hanging in the show at CrossRoads Coffeehouse
in Cross Plains, Wisconsin through September 10th.
The others are growing in numbers safe in my drawers.

Yes, the road construction has become unbelievable, but it's quite managable.
I'll try to update my Road Construction Survival Map 
so you can get there 
without fear of being headed to Canada, 
scooped up by machines, 
or lost forever in the Caverns of Hwy 23.
The others are beginning to grow in numbers in my drawers.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Fourth of Four New Whiteline Wood Prints

I wanted to have four new prints for the Cedarburg Art Museum show.
Here is my artist proof of number four.
Measures about 9" x 24", 
and photographed on the block, which is why it's not square.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Small Dog Whiteline Prints #3 & #4

The fourth print has been waiting on the block to be completed
since last year!
Today I completed it.
 Print #3 in progress:
 Print #3 done on block:
 Print #4 done on block:
They will be flattened, photographed, 
and one or both will go to Cedarburg Art Museum Show 
where I will be joining Ray Gloeckler and S.V.Medaris
 in the Art of the Relief Print show.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Whiteline Wood Print of Dodgeville

Print #2 from the Dodgeville whiteline woodblock.
It's just off the block, and needs flattening,
and a good photograph.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hotel Room

This first one, is print #2, off the "hotel room" block.
13.75" x 21" is just off the block
and needs flattening,
and a good photograph. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Creative Cartography

So, sometimes one must get creative with what one does with their abilities.
The News-Sickle-Arrow  Editor, Erin Vander Weele, wrote a good article to accompany the front page map.
A work in progress, the Black Earth Creek wasn't yet blue.
On May 21st, a full page of map was published
in the Summer Times pullout section
of the Isthmus. Wisconsin's alternative newspaper.
55,000 of them!