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Romey's Doors, phase 2BlogDoorsInteriorsPainting

No more curlicues

Romey phase 1 Romey phase 2 Romey's Chair, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches Same canvas, different painting.  This painting was originally included in my solo show in Boise called Thresholds. After the show came down it hung on Lina and Ian's wall for a while, then it went back into…
Mike Chambers
April 27, 2013
BlogDigital Art

Musing on a new print

Today I printed 38 backgrounds.  Tomorrow I'll print the chair, floor boards, and halo on top of the background colors and I'll discard the ones that don't work. I hope there'll be about nine left to frame once all the discarding is done and the dust settles and the sound…
Mike Chambers
June 18, 2011
BlogLinocut

The Prince of Prints

I've been really nervous about creating a block print for my show.  This is probably because for the past 25 years, I've only made one or two prints that are NOT Christmas cards.  So, it is with real pleasure that I present to you my latest two-color block print varied…
Mike Chambers
June 16, 2011
BlogCollage

Collage 101

Step 1: dump all your supplies onto the table. Step 2: throw stuff together till it looks like a door and a floor. Step 3: take away all the pieces that aren't helping. Step 4: use glue on the parts you want to keep.  Use the fan on its highest speed to deal with the…
Mike Chambers
May 23, 2011
BlogPainting

Li’l Joe walks

Out of his baby phase and well into toddlerhood, Li'l Joe has made some progress.  The Sturm und Drang of the teens loom on the horizon. Li'l Joe in process  
Mike Chambers
July 5, 2010
BlogPainting

Li’l Joe

Here's the first few baby steps of a new painting. Li'l Joe in process This post is dedicated to John Padlo who inspired this blog.
Mike Chambers
June 13, 2010
BlogPainting

The Picture Speaks for Itself

To begin with, But, I hasten to add, because, with that and how would we ever know  ? In light of all that, it's hard to ignore it from the perspective of  , which leads me to conclude that, at least for now, .
Mike Chambers
March 26, 2010
BlogPainting

Here’s to New Beginnings

I started a new canvas yesterday.  It was bright white and beautiful and just sat there beckoning me away from the big, much-more-serious one that I should have been working on. This is the most exciting phase of a new piece because things change so fast.  It's impossible to know this early on what the…
Mike Chambers
February 1, 2010
BlogPainting

A Brave New Painting

I'm working on a new piece inspired by an old piece after having painted an itty bitty piece to figure it all out. The old piece is Spirit Room, 18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, 2009. The itty bitty piece is 6 x 8 inches, oil on canvas, 2010.…
Mike Chambers
January 24, 2010