Collaborating with The Ridgelings

ridgeling

About a year ago my friends, who had just started up a folk band, approached me and asked me if I would be interested in doing art work for them.  They had seen some of my rough sketches I had done while bored at work and wanted that style– rough ballpoint pen sketches.  How could I say no to helping out such talented artists?

 

It was nice to spend weekend afternoons, sipping on coffee, and sketching all sorts of “folky” things. The even better part was swinging by their practice to surprise them with completed sketches.

 

farm truck

Sunday evening, March 12th, The Ridgelings had their cd release at Etown Hall. The show was their best one yet, and the CDs turned out so slick! I had done a sketch of a horse’s eye months prior and had pretty much forgotten about its existence. Seeing the old school printing of that sketch on an almost cardboard like cd case made me excited about my own artwork (which is real hard to do). Not only was the cover my work, but each section inside the unfolded case had other sketches I had done for them. (You can see those on my facebook page).

 

hard winter rations

There is nothing better than being able to collaborate and help out other local artists.

The Ridgelings, “Hard Winter Rations” for sale on their website.

Copper Peeking

I spent a lot of time at Copper Mountain this ski season and got a lot of inspiration. Now that the season is coming to a close I’ve had more time to recreate the views I enjoyed all winter.

copper peek sketch

This past week I received a promotion and therefore had an office to decorate. I really liked how my sketch (above) turned out and thought it would be a quick and easy piece to put on canvass to cover up a really ugly wall in my office. Considering I’ve been feeling a bit rusty and I did this whole piece in one sitting, I think it turned out well enough.

Copper peak Copper Peeking. 2015. acrylic on canvass. 20×24