Hey ya –

 

The weeks have POUNDED by. First my Sweetie and I spent some truly needed time in Norway visiting family and friends. YES, your Buddy Bill went fishing, and did some painting too – confusing pictures, but also beguiling. I’ll tell (and show) you more soon enough.

 

BUT THE BIG NEWS IS THAT MY NEW SHOW IS HUNG AND OPENS TOMORROW!

 

The Reception is next Saturday, and it would be wonderful to see you there. My work looks, particularly nice in that beautiful space, which is welcoming, and very airy.

 

Come see!

 

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Oh, and I forgot to mention one little thing – an exhibition of my work is scheduled for September too! Although I must finish getting that all set up, I’m already in pretty good shape with framing and prep.

 

If you’re in the area, do come see my work!

 

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Hey All –

 

I’m so sorry I haven’t written in awhile! Nothing  dire has happened. Nope, I’ve just been working really, really hard during this summer of many tasks.

 

I’m pretty pooped, which is my only excuse for not trying to check in at day’s end. Instead, I just collapse into the hammock with my Sweetie for a bit, or find an escapist movie to watch. Thus the days have gone – and will continue still, though at least I’m going to get out to do a little fishing and outdoor painting.

 

It’s time to run away from this studio. Look at the mess! Pictures finished or puzzling are stacked everywhere, and still more have joined the throng since I took this photo two weeks ago.

 

LOGAN STUDIO BUSY MESS

 

And here are OVER ONE HUNDRED two-sheet pictures ready to be reinforced, flattened and scanned. They’re going to have to wait until September though.

 

Logan new drawing stacks

 

You won’t hear much from me for another bit, but soon enough I’ll start posting a whole lot more! Until then, have the finest August –

 

Your Buddy Bil

 

 

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Hey ya –

 

Not many posts this past week and it won’t pick up again until next week. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been BUSY! 

 

Just finished another article for Fly Tyer Magazine (it’ll be in the Autumn issue).

 

AND I’M TAKING A REALLY QUICK MUSEUM TRIP – out to Santa Barbara, CA for three days, to attend the opening of a wonderful new exhibition of prints, and talk to some folks about, well, things that need discussing!

 

HERE IS A LINK to this wonderful gallery – and museum!

 

NEXT WEEK: I’ll be back into the studio hard. See you then!

 

Your Buddy Bill

 

 

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This UTTERLY FABULOUS video clip was done by the British Museum for their new (and HUGE) exhibition of prints and printed work by Katsushika Hokusai.

 

To see it, CLICK HERE!

 

This guy was one of the most fabulous ink artists of all time, brilliant both in color and black & white. I spend a great deal of time looking at his stuff.

 

Why oh why don’t I live in London?

 

 

Slammed it down fast – big marks, and to the point. Actually, it might be a little bit too brash. Or maybe not. I just keep moving.

 

As this new month starts, I’m bottlenecked once again. Have at least 60 new pictures that must be flattened, scanned and assembled before they can be put up on this website. It’s the curse of being prolific. It’ll be a few weeks before you start seeing them – but some good stuff is coming!

 

Oh, and click the picture to make it bigger – it’s worth taking a good look –

 

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Flowering #111

India ink on paper – two sheets = 14″ x 21″

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I find it curious that I am at the same time gaining more control and losing some of it. I make a move and a mark goes down, but so much that I didn’t intend happens! I don’t really get how this can be, but I think it’s very hopeful.

 

Take a good look – click the pic to make it bigger –

 

 

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Flowering #80

India ink on paper – two sheets = 14″ x 21″

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Simple, it’s true, but this is a pretty good picture! I need to do more tulips.

 

Oh, and click the picture to make it bigger – this one is really worth it –

 

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Flowering #102

India ink on paper – two sheets = 14″ x 21″

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Hey ya –

 

Been in a bit of a creative funk this month, which didn’t improve when I badly threw my back out a few days ago. Sore! And almost impossible to get much work done. Today though, I’m at least back in first gear. Am taking it in shifts – stand a bit and paint, then sit for awhile, very straight as I tackle other tasks – like this blog entry.

 

Here’s a quick peek at a few new pictures that I’ll eventually flatten, fix and get a really good images of.

 

Back again soon –

 

Your Buddy Bill

 

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Been fussing with my website (always more to do), and I spent a few minutes looking at all of the owl pictures I did. How strangely we experience time’s passage. I didn’t do those birds that long ago, yet it seems like they are from the dim past! Maybe I’ve come further since then than I realize?

 

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE – it’s a very quiet one but looks lovely larger.

 

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Owl #231 – 2013

India ink and surface alteration on paper. 18″ x 24″

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This is one of my most quirky Norwegian fjord scenes, because it’s so damn close to tipping over the abstract edge. BUT, it also captures cold, and the feel of the endless, low rolling cloud cover that comes in off the North Sea. It’s just starting to snow. Another glorious sub-arctic summer is past, and now come the long nights!

 

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE – it’s a great one to see larger!

 

 

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Fjord #5 – Winter is Near, Vik i Sogn, Norway

India ink, inked collage and surface alteration on paper. 18″ x 24″

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Good Morning All –

 

It’s kind of a crazy bloom this time! A dark, ragged almost silhouette of what – probably a big ‘ol sunflower? Whatever it may be, it’s fun to let your gaze wander around in the textures!

 

Have a happy weekend!

 

Your Buddy Bill

 

PS: to get lost in this flower, click it!

 

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Flowering #51

India ink and surface alteration on paper – two sheets = 14″ x 21″

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Am beginning to feel the itch to do new landscapes, so I just spent a few minutes looking at some I finished a year ago. Wow, do I like what I managed to do in this one. It’s wonderfully textural and impressionistic, yet also so real. I’m on to something there – gotta get back to it soon!

 

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE – it’s a great one to see larger!

 

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Fjord #6 – Rain in Sheets, Vik i Sogn, Norway

India ink, inked collage and surface alteration on paper. 18″ x 24″

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Good Morning!

 

Here yet again are some quick snapshots from the studio, this time of the keepers for this week. Been hard to find traction, as my work time has been very fractured. And now I must switch over to writing – another article is due soon. Would much rather have a brush in my hand than sit tappety tapping away, but it’s nice to have money in the bank too!

 

Have the finest day!

 

Your Buddy Bill

 

PS: if you click on ’em, you can see them a little better.

 

 

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Logan Bloom studio snapshot 1

 

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I couldn’t wait to give you at least a taste of what I’ve been up to in the last month. It seems that trees are growing amidst my blooms – and maybe even a little rain is happening in some of my new pictures too! I have more than 50 that need to be flattened before I can take really good images of them – so it’ll be a bit before they start appearing here for real.

 

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Okay, I couldn’t leave you for the day without at least one top quality image capture of one of my funky blooms.

 

Go be creative and make this day count!

 

Oh, and click the picture to make it bigger – this one is really worth it –

 

 

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Flowering #51

India ink and surface alteration on paper – two sheets = 14″ x 21″

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Logan flowering 4 panel

 

These WERE NOT supposed to all go together. The left two and right two were done separately – BUT LOOK!  They’re so close to matching up that just a couple of marks back and forth over the middle seam would do it.

 

Seen like this, they really do look like a bed of tulips. I think I must do this, right?

 

It’s fun to make this picture bigger – CLICK IT!

 

 

Good Morning Everybody –

 

Well, there is still plenty of updating and addition to do on this website, but now that my new section is open (CLICK HERE to see it), I think I’ve earned a few days with a brush in my hand. So back to my ink pots I go! Not sure what I’ll paint, but flowers in the rain seem likely. Wonderful, playful graphic notions are swirling around in my noggin – we’ll see if I can tease some of ’em out onto paper!

 

Have the finest weekend –

 

Your Buddy Bill

 

PS: here is a sunflower, done several months back. I particularly like the layering of textures.

 

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Flowering #128

India ink on paper – 14″ x 21″ on two sheets

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Logan sunflower album spread

 

It’s about time that I get going on this one -I’ve certainly been painting sunflowers long enough!

 

CLICK HERE to look through a virtual version of the album so far – – –

 

 

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I’ve now uploaded over 100 paintings in the last month – dozens more are still coming!

 

CLICK HERE and HERE  to visit a whole flower bed of pictures!