I have a new profile up on HobokenArts.com, a website dedicated to artists in the Hoboken and Jersey City area. There are a number of prints available, including my shape drawings and skylines. Check it out.
I’ve made a collection of my watercolor paintings of trucks available as art prints. There are two prints available and each contains five trucks each. I think they look great as a diptych either side-to-side or stacked. Society 6 prints are “gallery quality Giclée prints on natural white, matte, ultra smooth 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper with Epson K3 archival ink”. Be sure to select the “small” size, which uses 16″x13″ paper with a 14″x11″ print area. You can order them with and without frames.
Set One: “Trucks & Tows” →
Set Two: “Trucks & Trailer” →
Chris Oatley has a wonderful blog post about how to create realistic texture in digital painting by examining the techniques of the 19th century Hudson River School of painters. It’s really important to open our eyes to history and see how past artists have tackled issues in visual image making and Chris has done a great job analyzing this particular period of realistic artists.
Working as an artist can be a lonely existence. It’s difficult to gauge if things are really working when you’re isolated from your audience. The same can be true when teaching young children; it’s hard to tell if your lessons are being comprehended when your students have a limited capacity for expression. But occasionally something happens to make you realize that things really are sinking in and that you’ve made a difference in someone’s understanding of the world.
I’m currently exhibiting my watercolor paintings of trucks at Two Boots in Jersey City. They’ll be up until the beginning of February and I’ll be hanging out there with my kids on Monday, January 20th from 12-2pm. I’ll have coloring activities for the kids so drop by, grab a slice and check out my paintings.
Two Boots, 133 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Jay Boucher is surrounded by trucks. Trailers, dump trucks, delivery vans, garbage trucks; day and night they rumble and rattle past his ground floor studio. Seeing life and personality in these utilitarian machines, Jay decided to render them in the fluid medium of watercolor.
In anticipation of creating more complex board games we constructed paper dice. Everyone is used to 6 sided cubic dice so I brought in templates for 8 sided and 20 sided. We had enough time to make the octahedra but the students had to take the icosahedra templates home. Hopefully they were able to employ a parent to help because constructing a 20 sided dice is quite a challenge!