Wednesday, April 1, 2020

New from the studio

Pupujussit ovat niin sööttejä
(Bunnies are so cute)
Et Pervestigationis Studioso
Kallion kirkon kellosävel
(The Bells of Kallio Church)
Se’n har jag ej frågat mera
(Since then I have questioned no further)
Charles has been busy in the studio lately, working on projects for future exhibits and shows. Of course, as with the rest of the world, his art will have to wait until the pandemic lets up and the galleries reopen.

The bunny piece was done for a public space showing that is delayed. The body of the bunny is made from melted candle wax, the guidelines were to show bunnies, be 12x12, and able to displayed outdoors!

"Resurgence" was created for the 2020 Mahlerfest (delayed) which now joins the other two large pieces at R Gallery's "Strange Times" virtual exhibit. The bottom piece was created by Charles at U of M and makes its first public debut!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Working from home

Charles has officially begun working from home during the "shelter-in-place" period. Wesley comes to the basement work space from time to time to verify that Charles is, in fact, actually working!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Street art

We have enjoyed the many people in our neighborhood who pass by our home every since we moved here last summer. Since the state locked things down this week, we've noticed even more people biking, walking dogs, jogging, and so forth.

This morning, we placed a "chalk-the-walk" station in front of the house, inviting passerby to create something to share. We barely made it back inside before the first street artist was at, with more to follow!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Curious cat

Charles was in the basement study this morning and had an artificial candle on the window ledge. Wesley saw it and was intrigued by the "flickering" wick!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

And just like that...

One week ago we got 8.5" inches of snow. Today, it was 63 and nary a snowflake in sight!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

An interesting time

A thoughtful kitty
Making art in the spring sun
We have had an interesting time of late, staying close to home and doing our part to mitigate the affects of the pandemic. This was the second Sunday that Charles videoed his sermon since the church is closed for the foreseeable future. 

In the afternoon, Charles could be found on the patio, having cleared off the patio so he could work on a painting, "plein  air."

Friday, March 20, 2020

Inside and out

One piece begun on Sunday 
Mahler-inspired piece completed on Friday
Charles has been busy in the studio recently, starting one painting on Sunday, outside in the sun, and finishing another, inside, due to cold/snow!