By the time I went to graduate school at the University of North Texas I considered myself a true Texan. Not really. I had only been in Dallas for three years, but I hauled up to Denton for my MFA (Master of Fine Arts) concentrating in painting, drawing and printmaking. For more than ten years after graduating I painted, painted, painted. Then, in 1990, I saw the light and dove into printmaking. After that, painting and printmaking (monotypes, collagraphs and solar plate etchings, alone, or in various combinations) have existed side by side, each medium informing the other.
This month’s Art Pick is an early monotype, one that I consider an “oldie, but goodie.”
Why not select it for that special someone’s Holiday Gift? Black Friday’s gone, but my discount is good all month. Free shipping, too!
#410 Feather Duster, monotype, 30x22, 1991
Price: $800 less 30% = $560. Free shipping.
Contact me to purchase: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall has finally arrived here in North Central Texas. It actually felt more like winter when the early morning temperature at our farm hovered around 32 degrees.
Soup weather! How fortuitous that Grayson College, in nearby Sherman, sponsored an event called “Empty Bowls” to raise money for Visions of Sugar Plums, a local charity that provides meals for kids in need.
Ceramics students at the college created more than 200 thrown and glazed bowls which were sold for $10 each.
As a bonus, you got to choose one (or more) of a selection of four soups prepared by students in the Culinary Arts program, under the direction of chef instructor Joanna Bryant. A perfect cold weather lunch!
We filled up with delicious onion soup (Stan) and chicken noodle (me), then took our unique creations home, happy to know we helped fill a child’s tummy.
Art comes in all shapes and sizes.