Saturday, September 18, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Here is what I was presented for winning the Montana Book Award Grand Prize in 2011 for Raptors of the West with Rob Palmer and Nick Dunlop! "Rancho DeLuxe" is a favorite movie that a friend took me to see when I was in high school. He thought it would change my decision to move to Montana for college, and man, was he wrong! The poster is signed by the movie's writer, Thomas McGuane. I met him at the Montana Book Festival the year before and I told him that story, the whole time with Sibley on my glove. I doubt he heard a word, and asked me at the end, "Tell me about that bird." HA!
Monday, September 13, 2021
Had to be done, and much prefer live and in person. I will present an overview of my program, photos and books, emphasis on Falcons of North America Second Edition, my favorite, from Mountain Press Publishing here in Missoula. We'll have a Powerpoint and visit with Sibley the Peregrine and Sonora the Aplomado Falcon, Friday September 17th, 1-2 pm. You may register at the Festival website - see you on Friday (I wish...)
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Shifting gears from the ink and printing press, and now gouache paint and Arteza Brush Pens. I usually paint two at a time, edition of 8 and almost ready to post the final product. On the screen is an Owen face I am using for reference. This is so fun, stand up comedy on the speakers (Bill Burr and Lewis Black today.)
Friday, September 10, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021
My new etching of a Saw-whet Owl, and Maizee was helping me in the printmaking studio today. I will post when I get the painting just right, edition of 8, 8" x 10". That black and white "bedspread" is actually a giant woodcut print, made by me and Bev Glueckert for the Day of the Dead Parade 18 years ago! Printed on a big sheet, inking and running it over with a steamroller; a treasured piece for me, located in the studio.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Our friend Renee Taaffe came by the Raptor Ranch to choose an art piece to include for the traveling Art Mobile of Montana, and she chose "Peregrine Cliff Redux." My etching will join 21 other works by contemporary Montana artists for the Art Mobile, 2- and 3- dimensional pieces. Renee is the teaching artist and hits the road in October, visiting more than 50 schools across the state. Glad our Peregrine will be on board!
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Tomorrow is our big day on the east cost...via ZOOM Webinar! Our friend Paul Roberts had me as a speaker ten years ago and asked that I return for the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Instead, by computer and I have a nice PowerPoint, then joined by Sibley and Owen. Raptor Lovers far and wide!