Sunday, September 28, 2014

Finished . . . 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Today's progress -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Installment number two of the current work on the board.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

After almost a month of being pretty much off the drawing board, I'm now embarking on the push toward mid November's Waterfowl Festival with all new works to be seen during that show on Maryland's eastern shore. So, here is the beginning of one of the works that will head that way in a bit less than two months. Lots yet to come.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Opening this coming weekend, The 35th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition will fill the galleries with marvelous works of art and sculpture. I have a work included in this year's showing once again and you can see all the wonderful works here so take a look and if you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Mystic Seaport next weekend, stop in and see it in person.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The 2015/2016 Federal Duck Stamp Finalists

As a follow-up to yesterday's posting about my participation in the judging for this year's Federal Duck Stamp competition late last week, I wanted to post the finalists today, First, Second and Third placers. A nail-biting cliff hanger on Saturday morning as these three wonderful images tied for first place with equal vote totals from the five judges. We broke the tie by settling on the Third Place winner with the point count and then had to break yet another tie for the the First/Second Place images with another round of votes. Anxiety for the artists, anxiety for the judges as well. In the end, the three works that took the winning spots were all delightful works of art. Here is a link to a press release from the US Fish and Wildlife Service about the winners and the competition.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's been an interesting week, the concluding days of which saw me acting as one of this year's five judges for the Federal Duck Stamp Competition held at the National Conservation Training Center of the US Fish and Wildlife Service just outside of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Two days of intense scrutiny of some fine original works of art, culminated in the naming of this year's winner on Saturday morning, Jennifer Miller, with her entry of ruddy ducks.

Also, during the days when my focus was upon ducks, I received word that my work, "In the Bleak Midwinter", will join 100 or more other fine examples of drawing in the 2015 publication of North Light Books' next volume of the series, Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing - Depth, Dimension and Space. I'm honored to once again have a work of mine spotlighted in this manner after being included in volumes 2 through 6.