Sunday, October 15, 2017

Two more Kelen woodblock prints

Finally printed in editions of 10, 
and can be seen
at the Fall Art Tour 
October 20, 21, and 22.

Get more Fall Art Tour Information HERE!
who....where...when...
what's to eat...where to sleep

So, scroll down some more to a couple other posts 
of what might be on display.
I'm also going to display many of the 100+ oil pastels
I did while in the Carribean on the islands before they suffered the Hurricanes. 
I did them only for me, 
but now seems to be a time to share them.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fall Art Tour Artist #22 realizes a sensible working order

 (yes, this mornings realization:
Avoid printing the woodblocks NOW
and airborne sawdust
will not become fastened to wet ink! )

I'm Artist #22 this year! 


Get more Fall Art Tour Information HERE!
who....where...when...
what's to eat...where to sleep
and a great map!
Two more to go, 
a serious vacuuming,
and I can start printing the woodblocks!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Some new paintings for the Fall Art Tour Artist #22

 I'm Artist #22 this year! 

Get more Fall Art Tour Information HERE!
who....where...when...
what's to eat...where to sleep
and a great map!

 



AND, 
this next week, I will be printing TWO NEW WOODBLOCKS!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Jewelers Guild is up and running.

It was a great opening. 
Amazing numbers of people.
I wish I had a counter on my mouth to know how many words I spoke.
I'll keep posting here for a while as I catch up to photos and short videos.
 2408 E. St. Francis Ave St. Francis, WI 53235 
Short videos were made throughout the event giving you a sense of the place.
I'll post them when I find them.
Yes, it was a good event.
I'll post more as it comes to me.
The Jewelers Guild will have a good set up in the class room,
 where I and others will be able to teach
whatever it is that each of us do. 
I will teach my way of chasing and repousse. 
Others will teach their ways. 
There will be enameling, and torch firing,
and stone setting, 
and pretty much anything you can think of.

Friday, April 28, 2017

An all day show and tell in Milwaukee.

I'll be showing and telling from noon until 7PM
on May 13th at the opening of the new unique, JewelersGuild.
 Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find the Press Release.

 Yes, these are light switch covers.
 I decided to doctor them up.




 The above is a portrait of my shop, 
with a couple of the nighttime visitors.
 Boxes.


 Bracelets.


 Copper, sterling, cold connection
 Personal protectors, in progress.
The BurgerGuy was just completed.

The trout is just nice.


I'll be showing and telling from noon until 7PM in Milwaukee
on May 13th at the opening of the new unique, JewelersGuild,

Please come on by to see what we have been doing for the last 9 MONTHS  !
Robert Devoe Peter
414-305-3898
2408 E. St. Francis Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53235
Office 414-488-2727

Jewelry Lovers Paradise opens in St. Francis! 

For immediate release:
April 20, 2017
St. Francis ,WI
 
Jewelry Lovers Paradise opens in St. Francis! On the south end of Bay View, lies the Jewelers Guild LLC.
 
The Jewelers Guild is the most unique jewelry business of its kind anywhere!
For the jewelry obsessed, imagine an enterprise that features a retail jewelry store, a state of the art jeweler’s workshop, and a jewelry classroom with classes available for all skill levels and ages. The Jewelers Guild provides the ability for people to learn, create and sell - all under one roof.
 
The Jewelers Guild offers the community all the typical services of a traditional jewelry store: appraisals, repairs, stringing, creating unique one of a kind and custom jewelry and of course, custom designs. Look through the glass to see the fascinating view of a jewelers’ workshop, where you can see the pieces created and made. Open yourself to the world of gems and jewelry at the Jewelers Guild.
 
The Jewelers Guild is a studio style workshop that encompasses all types and styles of metalsmithing, including goldsmiths and silversmiths. Made and designed by jewelers for jewelers, Jewelers Guild LLC has been created for access and success. Not only do we offer state of the art tools and equipment, but access and opportunities for selling and teaching, surpassing your expectations. A jeweler’s growth can be held up by lack of access; faced with a needed tool that was out of their grasp, the tool that would make their next step, a device to make their next jewelry creation come alive. We like to think we have left nothing out in terms of offering tools and equipment which are far beyond the basics. More than user friendly, as any jeweler knows, “You can’t create great jewelry without the right equipment!” Working together with likeminded artists and craftsmen, the Jewelers Guild studio and workshop provides a cooperative dynamic that is both unique and exciting.
 
Explore the Jewelers Guild’s unique shop. By carving a retail space in the same building as our studio, our goal is to personally connect to our customers. Our retail space gives you access to a myriad of jewelry designs created under the same roof. Stop in and see an exciting array of styles reflective of each of our makers.
Join in our exciting workshops and classes. Fuel your passion for wearing and making jewelry. We offer a myriad of classes for all ages and abilities. Create a pair of earrings, forge a bracelet, or make your own wedding ring! Learn from Jewelers Guild & other innovative makers from across the country.
 
Opening early May
Contact: Robert Devoe
www.jewelersguild.biz
414-488-2727

Monday, April 03, 2017

"Ready to Build", oil painting

It's the only angle with which
the reflections of the wet paint 
weren't quite so bad.
When it's really dry and varnished,
I'll get it photographed properly.
(It's 14" high and 18" wide,
on linen, on board)

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.