View Full Version : By the Fireside..September 2-8, 2007
09-02-2007, 09:34 AM
Another Sunday, another fire...
I got a large shipment of all-shina ply for more woodcuts. I've been tempted to try to do a multi-colored print ala Gustave Baumann (http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/baumann_gustave.html). His work made me want to move out of linocuts and into woodcuts... plus he has that Taos aura since he was part of that famous group of artists that hung out there, working, painting, printing, giving puppet shows for each other, dining at each others' homes. I just got an alert from Amazon.com that there is a new book ('Gustave Baumann's Southwest') coming out which, of course, I've got on order once it's out...
09-02-2007, 09:13 PM
Oh, no! Not another Baumann book; I just promised myself to cut back on buying art books..... :evil: I've run out of shelf space (again) and they're beginning to pile up.....
09-02-2007, 10:00 PM
Diane, I will have to look for that book.
Barbara, I know what you mean. I just boxed up some more to put in the closet. For some reason I can't seem to let go of books and art supplies.
Not much going on here. It is hot and I do my best to stay in when the weather is like that.
09-02-2007, 10:54 PM
LOL - am renting storage space to house the books not on shelves here.....:eek: be interesting seeing those woodcuts - love that cottonwood one of his.... sort of reminds me of the multicolored woodcut did many years ago of a pileated woodpecker - fun to do, but never thought a market for that stuff...
09-04-2007, 12:50 AM
Diane, we will be waiting to see the new woodcuts. Interesting the cottonwood of Baumann.
Hope to sketch and paint this week. We only have two more weeks in Silver City and will be going to Las Cruces for a month. It is 64 degrees out. I'm going to have to get out a long sleeved shirt. :)
09-08-2007, 08:11 AM
I've had a rather art-less week. I took down my show, finally, and have been doing ruthless cleaning of the studio. Some time back I'd really cleaned it up nicely but the clutter has crept back in and I am, once again, reduced to a 3'x2' space on my huge table...
09-08-2007, 11:27 AM
Funny about buying books. . . . After getting a tip just days ago from Objectivistartist about the photographs on the Library of Congress site, where I pored over especially Edward Curtis's for a couple hours, I had some spare time and finally checked out a cool store in a small nearby town called Bones and Claws--lots of Native American art, earth-stuff (rocks, feathers, leather, etc.). In the back by the books were 2 copies of a recent publication filled with hundreds and hundreds of Curtis's work--a major representation of his 7 published volumes, all in one oversized book. Of course I had to buy one. How serendipitous!
I also got some opalized petrified wood for a friend, had the owner/artist wrap 2 stones in wire for me, and found some great locally-made hippy soaps and such. I love it when I find such a great kind of store just under my nose, 2 blocks from where I pick up my horse feed.
It's about 60 degrees this morning. We've had beautiful fall-like days, but today will be a bit chilly for the huge arts festival in Sioux Falls. A late lunch afterward will be that much better:) .
09-08-2007, 12:25 PM
was it this one?
09-08-2007, 01:13 PM
Diane, I sympathize with you. I have painted about 4 times since we've been here and my clutter fills two rooms! My studio at home is pretty clean, now, since I have most of the stuff here. Tee hee.
Lisa, that is fun to find a hidden treasure spot. The book sounds nice.
We leave here on Saturday, so need to start picking up the clutter!
09-08-2007, 08:09 PM
Objectivistartist--The title of the book is simply Edward S. Curtis. The one you linked to looks great as well, and I can afford one of those used copies. I paid $35 for a new one (he didn't have any used; that's always the way I go if possible), although I didn't see a price on it anywhere and haven't priced it on the Net. It seemed reasonable.
Do you have the one you reference?
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