Thursday, December 30, 2010

Las Olas.

Florida Field Notes - multiple plates, etching/aquatint.
I am heading to Miami for 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I (Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.)
Show info:
January 1st & 2nd, 2011
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM & Sunday 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Free Admission
Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

My booth at Las Olas show.
 My booth # 175

Meet Kajika.

Kajika was brought to Carolina Raptor Center in 2007 as an orphan. He had fallen from his nest, breaking bones in his right wing. Unfortunately, his injuries did not heal well enough for him to be able to fly. His name comes from the Native American culture and means "walks without sound," referring to owls' ability to fly silently. Kajika is a member of our education team and travels to schools all across the Carolinas.

I adopted Kajika today and you can do that too. Make a great gift to yourself or your friends and family: support this wonderful Raptor Center.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

So this is Christmas...

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so this is Christmas.
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones.
The old and the young.
A very merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear.

-John Lennon

New Ex Libris.

New ex libris I made for my son.
"Herpetologist Heart"
Definition of HERPETOLOGY: a branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
— her·pe·to·log·i·cal \-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
— her·pe·tol·o·gist \ˌhər-pə-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun
Origin of HERPETOLOGY: Greek herpeton quadruped, reptile, from neuter of herpetos crawling, from herpein.
First Known Use: 1824
via Merriam-Webster

Monday, December 20, 2010

More Winter, Lunar Eclipse and Winter Solstice.

A total eclipse of the moon will be visible during the early morning Tuesday (Michigan). The moon will start to go into eclipse at 12:27 a.m., and will start the total eclipse at 2:40 a.m. The greatest eclipse will be at 3:17 a.m. and the total eclipse will end at 3:53 a.m. The eclipse ends at 6:06 a.m. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth blocks the sun's rays from the face of the moon. The moon is then fully in the shadow cast in space by the Earth. The winter solstice, which occurs afterward, is the time when the sun reaches its lowest point in the northern sky. The day of the solstice is essentially the shortest of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
Blue Jay & Cardinals

 Chickadee & me

Deer tracks

Silent Night.

New etching.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

21 or 22 Birds on My Walnut Tree.

First proof of new etching "21 or 22 Birds on My Walnut Tree".

Plate in progress.

Friday, December 10, 2010



 I am home, working in the studio and watching my birds again.

Foggy sunrise

Pine siskin


Chickadee, nuthatch and downy woodpecker:
fight over the last piece of suet :)

Squirrel vs chickadee

Monday, November 29, 2010

Chicago, One of aKind Show.

 Update: some pics from the show. Thank you to all my visitors!
One of a Kind Show in Chicago, December 2-5, 2010.

My booth #4029
Show Hours:
Opening Day - Thursday, December 2, 12 – 9 pm
Friday, December 3 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, December 4 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, December 5 10 am – 5 pm

New etching "Thought and Memory"(Odin's ravens).
I will show it in Chicago for first time.


"Thought and Memory" in progress.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Strong Water.


Project „STRONG WATER” retains and further develops open workshop idea by “Etching guild” enforcing enlightening master class program in “LMS experimental etching workshop” and organizing international exhibitions.
The emphasis is on copperplate printing technique with unrepeatable charm – etching – being one of the most sounding graphic techniques, which also is that conjunctive part in the sea of variously creative expressions.
Each etching master has his own experience with “strong water” (Aqua forte, which in translation from Italian language means “strong water”) – nitric acid with its formula HNO3. As a result of the impact from acid, visualization – cliché of the idea is being materialized. The heading “Strong water” for the authors of the exhibition in the same time serves as a source of creativity and inspiration.
Water is an unalienable component in our lives, delicate substance with reflections of memories in its multi-shaped molecular formulas. It possesses the ability to make diametrically opposed changes: to be the source of life strength or transform into a destructive weapon, reshaping into an inimical element.
Between a number of various graphic techniques, etching stands out with its all working process being a result of hand work (even printing is being carried out by the author), which grants the print with status of a unique artistic style – master graphic.
Outstanding graphic artists will be taking part in the exhibition – old masters and new artists - Latvian artists and guests from USA, Russia, Japan, Great Britain, Australia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Netherlands, Montenegro, Spain and other countries around the world.
Project is being supported by VKKF, shopping center ORIGO, Lithuanian embassy, gallery “Antonija”, dare2be, Sia Eirovīns, Eko investors AS, LMS, SIA BTS projects, SIA KVILLER.

Project guardian
“ETCHING GUILD” guild master Nele Zirnīte

Exhibit opened on November, 16. It will run through December, 16 in gallery Antonija in Riga, Latvia.
I am exhibiting there 2 pieces: "The Union of Air and Water" and "Palmistry". Both are etching/aquatint/chine colle.

The Union of Air and Water


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paradise City.

This upcoming weekend, November, 19-21, I am at Paradise City Art Show in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Show hours:

friday: 10 am-5 pm
saturday: 10 am-6 pm
sunday: 11 am-5 pm
my booth#423

Royal Plaza Trade Center

181 Boston Post Road West, Route 20 W
Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Festival of the Masters, Disney World.

My next show in Florida: Festival of the Masters
Downtown Disney (Buena Vista) , Florida
November 12th-14th
My booth #20 near Cirque du Soleil !!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival this weekend.
November 5, 6 & 7, 2010
Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida.
My booth#3 on Rodin

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trial Proof.

My new etching "Book of Birds". I will show it in Pensacola, FL, next week.

Monday, October 25, 2010

In the Studio.

                                          Details of my new etching in progress.

My Solo Exhibit in Owens College, Toledo, OH.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bethesda Row Arts Festival.

This weekend I am in Bethesda, Maryland at

October 16 - 17, 2010.

Saturday, October 16th from 11am – 6pm

Sunday, October 17th from 11am – 5pm

My booth is #E-6 On Elm&Woodmont.

Image: Ex libris (etching/drypoint) I made for Wouter Van Gysel in 2001.
The theme for this ex libris was "Invitation to the Voyage"
- poem by Charles Baudelaire.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Hermes, the Eastern Screech Owl
 Hermes, my adopted owl.

"Hermes, an eastern screech owl, was brought to Carolina Raptor Center in December of 2004 in his hatching year. She came to us with a fractured right humerus, most likely the result of a window collision. She was named for one of the messenger owls in the Harry Potter series. Hermes is an education bird, participating in on-site presentations, school programs and off-site exhibits". - via Carolina Raptor Center website.

Carolina Raptor Center.

Today we visited Carolina Raptor Center for the rehabilitation and care of injured and orphaned hawks, owls, eagles, and vultures.
There are more than 100 birds that live permanently at the center: birds on the public display trail and birds that travel to exhibits and education programs.Would you like to name a bird or to release a raptor ? Also you can adopt a bird. Become a parent and support the care and feeding of Carolina Raptor Center's resident raptors. Makes a great gift, too! There are many ways how to support the Center.
This is Russel, the Red-tailed Hawk, I met her today and made this photo.
Russell came to Carolina Raptor Center in March, 2004. She had been found on the side of the road, with an eye injury that left her blind in her right eye. She was most likely hit by a car, the most common cause of injury for raptors at Carolina Raptor Center. When Russell came to Carolina Raptor Center, we assumed that she was a boy because in the raptor world, males are usually smaller than females by about 1/3 and Russell was very small. So she received a boy’s name, but through recent DNA testing we have discovered that Russell is actually a girl. Russell is a red-tailed hawk, but when she first came to Carolina Raptor Center she did not have a red tail. Her brown tail marked her as a juvenile bird. She had hatched the previous spring. The majority of young raptors do not survive through their first winter, and Russell would have been one of the many unlucky ones if someone had not found her and brought her to our rehabilitation center. We were not able to repair the damage to her eye, but now she is living the life of a raptor ambassador at Carolina Raptor Center. -
 info via Carolina Raptor Center website

Saturday, October 9, 2010