Sunday, January 31, 2010

And Some Aliens..

Goldfinch portrait, I thik it is my best bird photo ever:)

Barn Owl - I used it as my Xmas/NY card in 2009.

...and another winter owl.

New Small Etchings - Birds.

Tree Sparrow (it actually has a mark on it's chest, and sometimes it looks as a heart:)
and singing Dickcissel.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Una Furtiva Lagrima.

One furtive secret tear...
I found dead goldfinch today.Very sad day.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Waiting for Summer..

Today I was working on this etching +some watercolor - "Summer Flight".




Working Hard, Harder and Hardest..

Working hard.. ..harder...

...and hardest:)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

January, 18.

Beautiful, calm, and foggy day.




Yellow-shafted flicker on my feeder.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Carmen - Met's New Production!


Carmen - Georges Bizet
Latvian Elina Garancha as a Carmen was absolutely divine today!
People, encore is on February, 3 6:30 PM(local time) don't miss it.

New Bookplate.

The first proof of new bookplate "The Collector" for JoAnn Pari-Mueller.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Back to Michigan.

Snow, ice and sun... and blooming flowers.







Sunday, January 10, 2010

Beaux. Day 2.

No rain, but very cold and windy all day. Some brave visitors came to show today. And big amount of black poodles also(very popular breed in Miami?). It is good that they did not trasform into Mephisto, they just made me think about Goethe's Faust a lot today.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Beaux. Day 1.

Rain, rain, rain...and ibises, the only visitors.



Thursday, January 7, 2010

It is cold in Miami.

It is very cold, so cold that iguanas are falling from trees. Experts say that cold blooded reptiles go into a deep sleep when temperature falls into 40's. Iguanas are not native to Florida and experts say they begin to threaten Florida's ecosystem, but it is not iguana's fault that irresponsible people brought them to Florida as pets and then released them. Some (many) floridians don't like iguanas, and some floridians love them (as a food). I have sympathy for iguanas and other lizards of different sizes - they are suffering.


Working on new ex libris.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Beaux Art Festival.


My next show in Florida - Beaux Art Festival. It will take place on the beautiful grounds of University of Miami around Lowe Art Museum, in Coral Gables.
January 9 - 10, 2010.
Hours: 10:AM - 5:PM
My booth #50
Image: "The Mystery of Venice" - etching/aquatint. This is bigger version (with some composition and details changes) of ex libris that I made for Edwin Smits in 2002.