Though we’re always open for First Friday, we rarely have an actual show. I typically feature a newly completed piece or host an open studio to see the progress of my current commissions.
I’m not sure what got into me this month; maybe I was having too much fun making small abstract engravings.
Nonetheless, we’ve got an October show – ‘Ten for Ten.’ Ten small organic and geometric abstracts for the tenth month.
Not my typical designs; each originates from a spontaneous drawing. They begin as an exercise in balance and getting the elements to work together without too much concern over a subject.
Once it clicks, I engrave the lines, refining them further as I make them permanent in the steel.
I’m having fun with texture, too. Because roughness affects how the heat colors take, variations in texture also add color variation.
With the engravings clearcoated and frames assembled, all that’s left is to oil the wood, paint the back panels, and mount the engravings.
It’s been a whirlwind few weeks.
I hope you’ll get a chance to swing by. If you’re not a local, keep your eyes peeled here and online for pictures of finished pieces.
On another note, winter is nigh. We wondered if the apples would ripen after such a late spring, but they’re looking good.
We even took a day and the donkeys and headed out to the Ressurection Pass trail.