Thursday, November 06, 2008
Another small work, this one just over 4" square, that is a commissioned piece so won't be a part of the inventory going to the Waterfowl Festival next week. My good friend, Adele Earnshaw just posted a slew of dandy little works on her blog page (linked in my link list) and I for one, can't wait to see them in person next week in Easton. Every one of them is a little gem, so take a look!
And, don't forget that tonight is the opening and auction sale for the works included in this year's Gilcrease Museum miniature show, American Art in Miniature, mention of which was made on last Tuesday's entry here (the 28th of October). There is a link in that entry directly to the pages showing all the works included in the show with pricing. Any works not sold this evening will be available through the web site till November 16th. There are some mighty nice small, inexpensive works included in the lot, 'good deals', all!
And, on a somewhat sadder note, I received word earlier this week about a dear, dear friend and fine graphite artist, Ryan Jacque. He had a terrible accident last Saturday, falling and suffering severe trauma to his head, skull and one of his legs. The injuries were very bad and he went through some surgery over the weekend to correct breaks to his skull. He now is in an induced coma as they try to get him to recover from this trauma before more surgery is done.
Ryan has been a friend for many years and I am personally devastated at this news. At the moment, it is uncertain if he will suffer long term problems as a result of all of this and if his creative and drawing skills will be lessened in any way in the future.
For anyone reading this who knows Ryan's work or has heard me talk about this young, impressive artist in the past and who wants to know more, his family has set up a special page on his web site that they will try and update daily. This is a link to that page - http://www.ryanjacque.com/ryan.php#latest .
Be patient as a lot of people are looking in to find out the latest information and the page is loading quite slowly.