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Maysville Kentucky 3rd Street

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Here’s my latest…a multi-media painting of downtown Maysville. Painted on Rives BFK with Acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and graphite.

If you think this painting is beautiful, you really should visit the city. It’s a charming little river town!

Note to collectors: Sorry, the original already has a home, but I will offer gliclee prints very soon.

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Ken Swinson–Graphic Designer

Who would have thought!?  I’ve never been interested in graphic arts, but when my friends from Fox Field Farms asked me to design a label for their peach preserves, I couldn’t resist!

You may remember earlier this year when I did some painting and photography of their orchard while it was in bloom…well here is the fruit of their labor!

Anna Dale With Peaches
Their peaches are picked the night before they are taken to market, and the difference between tree ripened and what you buy at the grocery store is amazing! These peaches are sweeter than candy. You will find them at the farmer’s market in Maysville KY, Ripley OH, and Hyde Park OH. If you want some, I recommend you get there early (they sell out fast!)
and here is the label..

Fox Field’s Neighbor (Kountry Kitchen Krafts) at the Ripley market liked the labels i designed, and asked if I could design one for them. I’m a sucker for local grown shitake mushrooms (their specialty)…so I am working on it right now.

Also, I am designing a T-Shirt For the Harvest 5K run in Cheviot, OH.  It involves running and cows…my 2 favorite things…i’ll have sketches of it soon!

My main work will always be painting, but it has been fun exploring more ‘practical’ (sarcastic wink wink) uses for art.