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Log Cabin Print Shop 2-15-2020 – goats woodcut

This is a big (for me) woodcut 16×20″. My goal today is to finish carving it while i’m working at the Log Cabin Print Shop from noon-5pm.

You are welcome to stop by: to see how the woodcut is going -or- to make your own!

UPDATE: im finished carving. This little goat at the top is my happiness! Time to ink and test proof

The test proof. I am happy!

The Finished Woodcut! 3 Goats!

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Church Paintings Update 1-16-2020

Awhile ago I started 3 paintings. They were different interpretations of the same scene. Since then, I’ve made some progress

work in progress

also, since then, I have been gifted with an old drafting/artist table. It belonged to one of my best friends, also an artist, Lucciano Moral. He was making room in his house, and thought I would like it. He was RIGHT!!! It’s perfect! Thank you!

can you even see the desk under all my art stuff??!!

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Painting studies of church at Vicco, KY.

I want to start the year doing more painting.
Over the summer, while in Vicco, KY, I sketched a scene of a little church beside a creek. Using the original sketch as reference, i drew these three compositions, using a sharpie marker.

sharpie sketches of vicco ky

I like all 3 for different reasons, so I’m going to make 3 different paintings

work in progress vicco
the 3 paintings — work in progress

the one on the left has it’s base colors…now time to color the other 2

UPDATE: 7pm a little more color, will do some more painting tomorrow

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US ROUTE 62 Zine- DECEMBER

I just published the DECEMBER editon of my US ROUTE 62 Zine! Giving myself a monthly *deadline* has been a good motivator–to make sure I keep moving forward with the project. As we all know, if you wait for the perfect time, that never happens.

If you’d like your own copy of the zine, You can pick up a free copy at the Log Cabin Print Shop or Pendleton Art Center. I’m also including a copy with all my online orders.

If you want me to mail one to you, just mail a one dollar bill (to cover the cost of envelope and stamp) to: Ken Swinson, PO Box 84, Old Washington, KY 41096

Hope you enjoy it, and have a happy holidays!

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Harriett Beecher Stowe – American Hero

A long time ago, a teacher named Harriett Beecher came to Old Washington to visit. She later became famous for her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which depicted the cuelty of slavery. Her book was a big influence in the USA’s shift in attitude away from slavery. Part of the inspiration for ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ came from her experiences here in Kentucky, and across the river in Ripley, Ohio.

my sketch for the linocut – Harriett Beecher Stowe

It’s inspiring how Harriett used her talent to help social progress in the USA. I wanted to honor her with a linocut.

Harriett Beecher Stowe Linocut

I wanted to portray her with a halo, a quill in hand, her book in the other

notecards

I thought they’d make good notecards. They are a fun way to share art with your friends, and Harriett would probably appreciate seeing us write letters using ink and paper