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.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Natural foods TeeShirt

I'm experimenting with Zazzle.
They've done excellent work for the Public Domain Review
and I wonder what they would do with one of my drawings.
So, here, for a TeeShirt of your choosing,
hopefully I've set it up correctly,
I know the words are a little hard to read on their site,
when you want to see what you're getting,
so I typed them into the description.
I want to believe their capabilities will carry my work.
So, we'll find out!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Where one might see eagles.

This is one of the places in Sauk where one would see eagles, 
if the eagles were around.
A small painting on linen.

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
I forgot to take a picture of these new ones 
when they were completed this morning. 
Now there are seven all signed, dated and numbered.
I've got to remember to take photos before they go out the door!
Here's the best my cell phone could do of 6 of the 7 in the gallery.

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.