Only 8 days left here in Wyoming and I'm already sad to be leaving - it has been so fantastic out here at Jentel I've really grown used to this life of, well, just making art, thinking about art, and living in the country. Last week it seemed like winter was coming back strong - with nearly 10" of new snow falling one day and cold temps. But the weather had turned once again- with sunny weather yesterday, today (59??) and more sun in the forecast. Spring is trying to show up here in Wyoming. It just might stay nice for the remainder of my stay.
I've been productive, working on my new series of abstract shapes, kind of lake shapes, which I will be including in the May issue of L x W x H (more info on this project below) and working on a few more drawings, as well as a new acrylic piece on canvas - using what I have learned here at Jentel. I've even done a new bear/suburb piece and a volcanic apocalyptic piece - themes I will be exploring more in the future.
I've also had more time to hang out with the roomies - and the boys and I even got out yesterday to Devil's Tower - the geological monolithic marvel (Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind) about 2.5 hours east of Jentel. Fantastic day trip, I was happy to see this big alarming rock bursting out of the landscape.
Now let's get to the images -
These are snap shots of a few of the 20 new gouache on paper works that will be included in the May issue of L x W x H. LxWxH is a bi-monthly art subscription - every 2 months 2 artists and one writer are featured in a box of art/writing. Subscribers can purchase either that one individual month's issue, or they get a whole years subscription (12 pieces of art and 6 stories!). It's cheap at only $130 a box - for 2 original works of art and an essay; or the year's subscription is really cheap at $700 - check out the website for details! The March issue sold out very quickly!
Keep in mind these are only quick, rough pictures of this work.
More art can be found further down in this post!
Here's some more landscape shots from around Jentel and the back hills:
signs of spring?
well maybe winter is still around...
Jentel isn't just about art, it's about food too
Day trip to Bear Lodge, aka Devil's Tower
In the lower right hand corner you can see the remains of the original rope ladder used to climb the tower in the 40s (i believe)
3 artists at the Tower (Charlie, myself and Joe)
Prairie Dogs, as seen through my dirty windshield
Hmmm...coincidence or close encounter of the 3rd kind?
I'm not even sure myself, but it does get me thinking a lot about the geology of my new pieces.
Here's a couple other new things I've been working on:
untitled painting, in progress - acrylic and graphite on canvas
The Lesson, gouache and graphite on paper, 2012
Untitled , gouache on paper, 2012