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A Special Delivery – M’s Canvashouse

My friend, Meredith owns a business in Lexington, KY, called M’s Canvashouse, which supplies hand painted canvas designs and anything else you could need for needlepoint.

She works with all kinds of artists; including Charlie Harper (one of my favorites!) and …..Ken Swinson!

M’s Canvashouse has a wonderful new space…a beautiful store and showroom (not pictured) and great workroom

She recently moved to a new building, and needed a painting for her new office! The walls in her office are pink. What better place for ” Here, Birdy birdy”!

I love it when I get to deliver a painting in person (especially big art). It’s very exciting to see my painting in it’s new home.

painting of a yellow cat with birdhouse in pink office

Thank you Meredith, for supporting my art; bringing it into your home and workplace, collaborating with me, and inspiring me with the possibilities of builidng a successful creative business.

ken swinson and meredith willett
Ken and Meredith

Stitchers! if you haven’t already visited her new shop, pay her a visit the next time you are in Lexington.

M’s Canvashouse new building!

Or visit online: www.mscanvashouse.com

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Gallery Update

This week, I’ve made some updates to the online gallery

I uploaded the paintings from my study in Oaxaca, Mexico

Aslo, I have finished a few large acrylic on Canvas paintings

I more large paintings on the easel at the studio, and hope to have them ready to share soon, so please stay tuned!

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Morning painting view from covington

Painting the view of the city from covington. I like the cluster of old towers, and the ferris wheel in the foreground. Lots of interesting shapes. Im going to try a new pallette. Stay tuned. I will update this post as the painting progresses.

The composition and values are more or less worked out…time to start building up some colors
Im starting to lay my colors down. I recently added brown to my palette, which is toning down my normally bright palette

My friend, and photographer, Constance Sanders stopped by to visit, and make a short video of my work in progress.
Visit her website by clicking here: https://www.consanphotos.com/
Finished! Here it is!

this painting has already found it’s home. You can browse available plein air paintings by visiting my gallery, or clicking here

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Artwork featured in Energy Insurance Agency’s new Cincinnati East office

Energy Insurance Agency, just opened a new office in Cinncinnati East, and used my artwork for the reception area.

I see my artwork in a studio setting all the time, but its a special treat to be able to see my artwork in it’s forever home.

 

Here are some photos from their grand opening.

Thank you Energy Insurance Agency for supporting local art in your new office!

If you are in the Cincinnati East area, give their office a visit, to see the art and office in person. They are happy to help any size business, small or very large, with coverage options including business insurance, employee benefits and bonds.

they serve customers all across the country, so even if the office isn’t close, you can visit their website: www.energyinsagency.com for more information.

thanks again Energy Insurance Agency for supporting my work.

photos courtesy of Carrie Glover

 

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New Woodcuts in the Online Gallery

If you watch my newsletter, social media or website, you probably know that I have been working on a new series of woodcuts. I’m excited to announce that they are, now available in my website’s gallery!!!

Bridge Over Ducky Water – Reduction Woodcut $90

Rabbit Hash General Store – Reduction Woodcut $90

Village on the River – Reduction Woodcut $90

Where the Creek Meets The River $90

Some are complex limited edition reduction prints (with 9-12 different colors).

Woodcut $25

Birds At Quilt Barn – $25

Birds In Branches $25

Sheep In The Stars – $25

Others: simple 2 block/2 color prints.

If you’d like me to send you one for your art collection, I’ll pay the shipping (as long as you live in the USA), just click any of the images for more details.

Or click here to visit the updated print gallery (multi-color linocuts and woodcuts)

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I make my frames from scratch, and it takes many days from start to finish. All the hard work is worth it, look how good my block prints look in my hand made frames. I’m so proud of them, I put. my signature on the frame.

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Reduction Print – April 16, 2016 -Ripley, Ohio

This video shows a little bit of what goes on during the 2 weeks it took to make this reduction woodcut of a river village (Ripley, OH) on the Ohio River.

My background as an artist is in many mediums, but primarily painting. This project is part of an experiment to see if I can print similar to the way I paint.

Because the block is destroyed as part of the printing process, there is only a very limited edition of 12 available.