My friend John came to visit. We are both artists, and spent most of the visit making prints. We made reduction linocuts: a technique where we use the same block for more than one color. We start with the lightest color, print it, then cut the block to design the second color. If all goes well, and we line the blocks correct, we have a beautiful 2 color design. These are particularly unique because; once we switch colors, it’s impossible to print that color’s design ever again. Limited edition!
Yesterday, My friend Vicki and I were asked to help with our 3rd grader’s field day, by providing an art activity. Since it’s the end of the school year, We decided to make a thank you book to give the teachers. We talked to the students about the different things they are grateful for, then made paintings!
It was fun! I don’t film other people’s children without their parent’s permission, but still made a few instagram/facebook stories to share while it was happening. I put them together in this short video for my friends who aren’t on social media.
Even on grey days when I don’t feel like going out into the world, that’s no excuse for not creating art! Opened the window and painted the panoramic view from my studio at the Pendleton art center in Cincinnati. I’m really happy with how this one turned out.
Here’s a quick walkthrough of the studio for those who can’t make it to final friday tonight at the pendleton art center. We’re open to the public today from 6-10 pm. There are about 200 artists on the campus. Its a free event, with $5 valet parking for those who want to get out at the door
Painted my redbud tree while it was in bloom—got to paint these blossoms before they are gone. Hope you all are enjoying this spring!
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, and pottery. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
Before the pandemic, You could visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. Now, he's mostly sitting on his front porch ,keeping a social distance, in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.