It’s been a hellapalooza of a week. Flying substances are hitting the fan with great regularity, which I won’t go into, but it has prevented me from timely postings for the show.
Yes, the show is on and it promises to be a great one! I recently received images from several of the participating artists. One of the first to respond to my request for work is one of my favorite new artists to the Froggwell team, Linnane Armstrong. She participated as a guest artist for several years in the Froggwell Biennale, and not only was she stupendously helpful and a joy to be around, her wood-block prints really
kick ass are quite beautiful.
For the forgery show, rather than do the whole rigamarole that goes with creating a woodblock print, she made copies of two Chiura Obata’s paintings. Obata was a Japanese American, born in 1885 and moved to the US at the age of 17. He is most well known for his beautiful paintings and woodblock prints of Yosemite National Park.
Here’s Linnane’s versions of two of his paintings.
Get in line folks, because there will be fisticuffs over these two!
Meanwhile, from a fan of the great impressionist, Claude Monet, we have two paintings by Chris Spencer.
I hope you agree with me when I say we have a rather talented group of forgers living on and near Whidbey Island. I’m sure the wire-taps are join g up, even as I type.
I hope to have more post for you as we lead up to the week before the show.
Forgeries at Froggwell
Friday July 31st through Sunday August 2nd
10AM till 6 PM each day
5508 Double Bluff Road in Freeland WA
See you there!