Today I went back to using my 8x10 camera for test shots of this still life series I'm starting to work on. I'm trying X-ray film, mainly because it is more affordable than "real" B&W 8x10 film, and because I have a box on hand.
Well it didn't take me long to expand to a full booth at the antique mall! The half booth was just too small and a bit claustrophobic, so I decided to rent the full booth space and lighten things up a bit. My space has great window light and is open and airy feeling.
I will be adding more antiques as well as my handmade farmhouse furniture and decor, so check it out! It is the coolest antique booth in the room... if I do say so myself!
I'm booth #67, second floor in the far west room at School Days Antique Mall, 9500 Durand Ave. (Hwy 11) in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.... just west of Racine, and in between Chicago and Milwaukee... not far off I94.
I'm putting my photo workshops on hold for the time being since my schedule with art festivals is up in the air at the moment. Once I know which art festivals I'll be attending this year I can take another look at offering photo workshops again.
Milk paint has been around in one form or another for thousands of years. It is suggested that early cave paintings, some dating back as far as 20,000 years ago, were made of a simple combination of milk, lime, and earth pigments. In the early days of America (and even earlier in Europe) painters carried dry pigments with them which could then be combined with farmer's or homeowner's milk and lime.
For those of you who know about my antiques and my woodworking sales, I will be getting space at a local antique shop to sell those wares! Selling out my studio has been fun, but it is time to step up to a space in a store with daily business hours where people can more easily buy my products. And for that, an antique store makes the most sense!
As I venture into the world of color I feel it is important to keep my vision of dreams. With my black and white work it often evokes a dream or mysterious quality for viewers. It is always wonderful to hear customers share the stories they get from one of my photographs. Black and white itself separates most of us from reality since most of us see the world around us in color. My work with wet plate collodion, gelatin dry plate, salt prints and cyanotype print take it a step further.
Large format camera have long been the standard for serious photographers, and still is—even in this digital age. This workshop will be great for anyone wishing to learn how to use a large format camera such as a 4x5 view camera using traditional black & white film. It will also be a great introduction to large format landscape photography.
I'm honored to have been chosen to have one of my pieces in the The Biennial Kenosha & Racine Invitational Show at the H.F. Johnson Gallery at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This new exhibit begins a biannual survey of Kenosha and Racine artists who have regional and national exhibition records and is bound to be an excellent exhibition!
Dates: Jan. 9-Feb. 25, 2017
Opening Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140