Last year, or the year before…I lose track…I was engaged in painting a series of small bird paintings when my brother Avis expressed an interest in having some bird paintings/pictures done for himself. I already had those 4 paintings done but they weren’t exactly what he had in mind. He wanted a woodpecker! And I didn’t have a woodpecker in that oil painting series. Some months ago (around the family reunion time) he sent me a deposit on his bird pictures he wanted. I had almost forgotten his request but since he sent me money I decided to get busy to get him something made.Read More →

I don’t really understand what has happened to me these last few years. I never had allergy problems before about 10 years ago. Well, I correct that. I had only minor allergy issues previously. Now, as I age, it keeps getting worse each year. Add the pandemic of 2020 on top of that and I have become keenly aware of the sniffles when they arrive. When I was 18 years old I had a buddy of mine throw a red clay encrusted piece of brick at me and hit me square on the nose. breaking said nose. He didn’t know there was a brick inside.Read More →

loripics

The story is not long. It could actually be told in just a few sentences. And if you want to take a video “shortcut” just go over to my Youtube channel, “Phil Albritton“, and watch the 33 minute movie version of this little story. It all began a few years ago when my nephew traveled with his family from Utah across the country to visit us country folks here in south Alabama. They took some photos during that trip and some were posted on Facebook as part of their travelogue. One of those pics was of one of the daughters, Lori, who was sporting aRead More →

A few days ago I managed to print the 4th and final color (near black) on the Flaming Ford serigraph edition I’ve been working on. I printed 20 copies and only managed to mess up about 4 of those during the whole process. It was a learning experience and hopefully with the corrections I’ve made to my processes it will be a lower casualty rate next time. I signed and numbered all 20 but only 16 ended up in the edition. I made 4 of them just artist proofs, and will use them as gifts or display samples. I made a couple of short videosRead More →

gator

No video on this one! I tried to set it up to make a short video but my camera malfunctioned and I didn’t get a video. It turned out to be a bad SD card for storage of images, but I didn’t figure that out until later last night. This post is just an update on the Flaming Ford print since it is mostly an experimental project using new processes, materials, and equipment for the first time. And I’m also re-acquainting myself with photo silk screen which I haven’t done much of, except tee shirts, since my college days back in 1980. Its a lotRead More →