Friday, March 17, 2017

chased, repoussed, cold connection, self portrait

(photographing shiny things is difficult)
I don't make jewelry. 
I don't wear much jewelry, 
but sometimes I just can't help but make something I need..

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Personal Filters

I made me a set of personal filters.
Residing close to my ears,
they will listen and hear 
whatever comes off the radio,
out of speakers, out of mouths,
hearing everything within earshot
in all my surroundings.
They will hear it all.
Absorbing all,
 before any of it has a chance to reach MY ears.
They will filter out all bad, 
all lies, 
and all disturbing noise.
I suppose that's why they have already disturbed expressions.
Better on their faces than mine.

I've been wearing them now for a good half a day,
and I have to say, I think they work!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Early Man

First printed about December 11th, 2016, scanned by Picture Salon January 23, 2017
This 18.5 x 14.25" print
 is printed by hand onto 20.5" x 17" Kitakata paper. 
It's a tight fit onto the paper, but it does fit well. 
Not a fan of matting, because it many times reminds me of too tight underwear, 
I would float this. 
It is the first of 12 that I've got lined up to keep me out of trouble.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"CHAOS MOUNTAIN" painting by Linda Kelen

This 8" x 8" oil painting
will be among many other canvases
from which you will be able to select one for yourself,
Oil on canvas, entitled "Chaos Mountain".
It was intended to be given to this fun raising event in 2015, 
but I was not ready to part with it then. 
I actually painted two of them. 
This was the second painting, and actually the better painting.
The first one, for me, is the real place.

Originally, for this coming 2017 event,
I was going to offer the "Serpent's Tail", below,
but decided "Chaos Mountain" was more appropriate for this time.



Monday, December 19, 2016

Woodblock in progress

Strange BedFellows
drawing
about 7" wide by 8" tall.

I firmly believe one arts ones world.

This is not one of the set of 12 I've begun,
but is of that world and time,
sort of off to the side,
 in darker areas where one doesn't venture willingly.
Edges got cleared today.
The block itself, before printing is always so beautiful
that I've decided to photograph them.
Once printed, they will never look like this again.
 Printing is next.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Some mice are not meek.

Some mice are not meek.
8.5" wide X 13.5" high
cherry wood block print
hand printed by Linda Kelen

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Betty's Nightclub

Betty's Nightclub
10" wide by 11.25" high
Cherry woodblock printed on Japanese Kitakata paper
will be in McClain's Gallery.
Here's a look at the block itself.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Early Man

Early Man
This 18.5 x 14.25" print
 is printed by hand onto 20.5" x 17" Kitakata paper. 
It's a tight fit onto the paper, but it does fit well. 
Not a fan of matting, because it many times reminds me of too tight underwear, 
I would float this. 
It is the first of 12 that I've got lined up to keep me out of trouble.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My prints on other things

I have beautiful giclees of these prints,
but some people want to see them on towels, shower curtains, pillows, coffee cups, etc.
I don't want to get involved with inventory,
so I'm experimenting with FineArtAmerica.
They've done good blank cards for me
and now I'm willing to see how they handle my images on other items.
Dodgeville does look good as a phone case!
 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Art Tour of 2016

Busy year!
As soon as I returned from teaching 
Whiteline Woodblock Printmaking at the Peninsula School of Art,
I began, with my trusty helpers, to render some studio order
in anticipation of those who will visit during this years 
More photos to come.







For the first year ever,
I will have a few beautiful prints of the 
original, official, full color, 
portrait of the FurryBit Factory!
I am trying to get the ads in order and a few printed up by Friday.



 More sneak peaks coming...
I've got to get back to work here.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Early Man Hunting-beginning of the block

This is only about 1/12 of the block.
Not yet completely cut 
and going slow because I seem to be drawing it as I go,
changing my mind, adding things, eliminating things,
not following "the plan"
which makes it rather more challenging than normal,
but OH, so much more interesting.
Prints will b available and dry by the Fall Art Tour.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Beginning a woodblock print

Under the watchful eye of 7 Pound Betty, 
now occupying the position of studio Muse, 
I begin the first official block of the Garden of Eden project.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Proof of Betty's NightClub

11" tall by about 10.5" wide. 
Photos by cell phone.
Proof was hanging so not really square,
but I couldn't wait.
I needed to see what I cut.
I didn't do the best job of finishing the wood before I began, 
so it's troublesome to print
and the wood warps.
I will never again not begin a properly prepared board.


I have 9 more sheets of paper to print,
and then I will begin planning out the next block.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Rubbings from the Betty Blocks

These are only rubbings of what some are calling 
the Betty Blocks.
Five are completed,
so, the official printing is in the near future!




Saturday, July 02, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pine Mound Holstein

Pine Mound Holstein, 16" x 24", Oil on Linen.
It will be hanging in the Spring Green Chamber of Commerce office
until I bring it back for the Fall Art Tour.
It will be for sale...
but not just yet.







Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Paintings of Arena and down the road.

Real photos to replace cell phone snaps of two paintings.
 Arena, 12"x12", Oil on Linen.
Prints are available here.
 Korback Road at Y, 12"x12", Oil on Linen.
Prints are available here.

Monday, January 11, 2016

January 11 black ice and donation

 Above is the painting I'm donating to the Spring Green Area Artist Coalition Event
Below is my January 8th. 3:30PM encounter 
with black ice hiding within a puddle 
in a Madison parking lot as I was walking to night school.