Monday, May 31, 2010

Show in Philadelphia.

This upcoming weekend I will be in Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show.
June 4-6, 2010
Friday: 11am-7 pm
Saturday: 11am - 7 pm
Sunday: 11am - 5 pm

My booth # 3 (across from Barnes & Noble).
Image: I made this ex libris for Benita & Friedhelm Hofermann in 1995.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

East Lansing Photos and ...

It was a great show: nice weather, big crowds, good sales. Also I got the City of East Lansing purchase award, and my etching "Nature Book" is in East Lansing City Hall art collection now.
Thank you to all my customers and to the City of East Lansing for supporting the arts!

Just a small moth I found on the steps of my house today.

Friday, May 21, 2010

East Lansing Art festival.

Saturday, May 22, 10am-6pm

Sunday, May 23, 10am-5pm

My booth # 179

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Orioles, Grosbeakes and Robins.

Baltimore Oriole - new etching/watercolor from my field notes - the set of etchings about birds I watch in our area.
Oriole plate in progress and oriole nest I found some time ago on the ground after very windy day.
Grosbeak plate.

We have babies! Robin's nest with babies.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Some Pictures From Birmingham Show.

In some way it was a dog show:) A lot of dogs of all colors, sizes and breeds, in dog clothes, hats, necklaces, strollers and more...
But somehow they did not mess around. The street was very wide( I love new location) and there was space for everyone.

It was a pleasure to see my faithful Michigan customers/collectors after a long fall-winter-spring break. I was very happy to see my "Dream" in very interesting and unusual framing with suede background. Thank you, Ann, for bringing it!

We had our Friday lunch and Sunday breakfast in absolutely wonderful and very unique
Cafe Muse in Royal Oaks. The menu is very European style, and reminds me my native city Riga very much. David and Greg, owners of the Cafe Muse, are collectors of my etchings. We found each other:)
Awesome grilled cheese sandwich + beet salad from Cafe Muse.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Art Birmingham This Weekend.

29th Annual Art Festival in Birmingham, Michigan.

Saturday, May 15, 10-6 and

Sunday, May 16, 10-5

New location:

on South Old Woodward, between Maple Rd. and Daines St. in downtown Birmingham, Michigan.

My booth #206

New Etching and New Birds.

Today I have something new to show you. This new etching does not have a name yet. It is bigger variation of my older small etching of flying owl - "Wings of Night". The new one is really big: 2 plates for wings and 3rd plate for owl body. Wing plate is 18"x24". This work took very long time. I finished first wing before Xmas. At the end of February I finished the second wing, and now I have all 3 plates etched and printed. Some pictures of the process:
3rd plate in progress

wing #1 in progress

plates in acid bath
first trial proof printed
trial proof of the wing ( I did not make photo of the second wing)
I will try to show this etching (still a lot of work there) at upcoming Art Birmingham Festival this weekend.

New visitors on my feeder: rosebreasted grosebeak - boy

...and very sweet rosebreasted grosebeak girl.

Oreole arrived some days ago.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nest Time.

House wren.
Mourning dove.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Brookside Photos.

Sunday morning..
Painter Marina Kontorina and printmaker Hiroshi Ariyama
Customers in my booth.
Beautiful hat and beautiful girl!