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Sep
18
2016
MIGRATION by Brian Morse - Illustrated by me
Tags: My Work,

Saturday, October 15 at 3 PM

415 Grant St, Buffalo, New York 14213


Please join us for a celebration and reading. Light refreshments will be served. BYOB/W.

MIGRATION is an epistolary narrative; it's a surreal travel adventure spanning 21 letters with 15 full page color images composed by the artist Betsy Potter. 

Nathan (the narrator) and a fox companion are called upon to fulfill an absurd 'math' equation given to them by an oracle-like Dall sheep. They proceed to navigate a country filled with mysterious guides and a variety of dangerous, yet lovely terrains, and in the end, discover an eco-consciously larger purpose.

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Apr
06
2016
Finished the beast!
Tags: My Work,
I am calling my "Fallout" painting which is 48"x 60" finished. Yay! I spent more than 40 days since January working on it and many of those days I worked 5 hours or more on it. This winter I discovered that I can paint for much longer periods if I listen to movies or tv shows believe it or not. They have to be ones I know well so I don't have to look - just listen. It seems to keep the part of my brain I don't need while painting occupied and also keeps me company. I wish I had discovered this much sooner! It's fun to compare the finished work to the previous post, "attacking this beast."
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Fallout

Jan
13
2016
Attacking this beast
Tags: My Work,
I started this painting last winter but then set it aside to work on teaching myself how to make collages on the computer and making some illustrations at the same time. Now it's time to go back and see if I can pull this one off. I just finished the stenciling around the inner border and need to let that dry before continuing. You can see the stencils I used on the right. It is very fussy work but I like the results and I think the mechanical method of stenciling is right for the plowed field parts. You probably didn't even know that it is a plowed field but that's okay.
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Dec
31
2015
Digital Collage
Tags: My Work,
The best part of digital collage is that it is so easy to make changes to your work.  In some ways that is bad because if you are even a bit of a perfectionist you might never finish anything. But the good thing is that you can go back and really improve a piece that just wasn't successful.  This is my third try at this picture of a Black-throated green warbler and right now I am pretty happy with it.
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Dec
07
2015
Patterns and Designs
Tags: My Work,
Twenty years ago I was interested in painting paper to be used in collage so I spent some time doing that. After a while I had a drawer full of painted paper, a few very nice pieces and lots of not so nice. I tried to make some collages but not very successfully. Now that I am learning to use the computer to draw and paint with I am finding a use for these old papers. If you look at my pictures in the digital art gallery you can see some of the patterns I created so long ago. It was so fun to do these that I have been inspired to go back to painting paper so I will have more to choose from. Here you can see that I have been making a wonderful mess. 
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It will be interesting to see if this shows up in one of my digital artworks.

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