|Sketch Diary: Light Grey Art Lab Residency And Norway!|
Thursday, July 04, 2019
|Bergen from the top of the hill, the goat's name is Festus|
|My interpretation of a Huldra, a type of siren in Norweigian folklore|
I recently went on Light Grey Art Lab's Norway residency at part of Team Huldra. It was an amazing experience and an excuse to meet a bunch of wonderful creatives.
After the residency, my mom and cousins met me in Bergen for more exploration.
When I got back, I thought I did not do much sketching until I counted them. I did 32 sketches over 17 days!
|Freya and her cat chariot, June 3rd|
|The spectacular train ride from Oslo to Bergen|
|Studies from the train, June 4th|
|Bergen at my Air BnB, June 5th|
|Bus sketch, June 5th|
|First nature walk, June 5th|
|Waterfall sketch, June 6th|
|Sketch from the Ingebrigt Vik Museum in Řystese|
|Church and Graveyard in Řystese, June 6th|
|Marina, June 7th|
|Waiting for the bus, June 7th|
|Beautiful waterfall. I was actively rained on while doing this sketch. I think it improved it! June 8th|
|Rune mat I made when we made our own runes, June 9|
|Last sketch with the LGAL crew, June 10th|
After the residency we explored Bergen.
|Fjord tour, June 11th|
|The iconic harbor, June 11th|
|Norges Fiskerimuseum, June 12th|
|Maria Snyder took this picture of me sketching at the Fisheries Museum|
|Little boat at the fisheries museum, June 12th|
|Mom and me |
|Dinner at FG, June 12th|
| Jens Harald Bratlie Edvard Grieg Museum, June 13th|
We got to see a wonderful piano performance at the Edvard Grieg Museum.
|The Bryggen, June 13th|
|St. Mary's, June 13th|
|Viking boat at Bergen Maritime Museum, June 14th|
|One of the supercool models at the Maritime Museum, June 14th|
|Fish Soup at the Zupperia on June 11th|
|View from our gorgeous Air BnB in Bergen, June 15th|
|Last sketch in Bergen of one of the Art Museum buildings, June 15th|
Bergen was amazing. There was also a music festival going on during our trip. We could hear Robert Plant and Patti Smith performing from our apartment!
|Beautiful Bergen sunset!|
|Our band photo! |
|One of my favorite Bergen sketches, June 15th|
On to Oslo...
We had a very short time and very quick sketches.
|Sketched in Aker Brygge, June 16th|
|The Folk Art Museum, June 17th|
I loved the little houses at the Folk Art Museum. I want to do more studies later.
|Adorable houses at the Folk Art Museum!|
|Mom and me at the Munch Museum|
|Obligatory Munch The Shriek photo|
That was the trip! It was an amazing journey!
|May the Fourth Episode IV: A New Hope|
Thursday, May 09, 2019
This year's May the Fourth Celebration was a huge success. We had some of the best art ever and our first Kids Art Show at the Cincinnati Public Library.
|Leia on the Death Star|
These are the pieces I have in the show. The Leia piece was a digital demo for my NKU illustration students. It can be purchased here and a portion of the proceeds go to Force for Change. https://www.brewhouse.com/product-page/christina-wald-leia-on-the-death-star
I tried out a different painting technique for my Bea Arthur. I have taught along David Michael Beck at the Art Academy for a couple years and designed to try out his mixed media technique for this illustration.
|Bea Arthur in Mos Eisley-The Star Wars Holiday Special|
We did at an interview at WVXU to kick off a week of events.
|Hanging the art show at Brew House|
|Me, Richard Luchek, and Kevin Necessary|
Listen here to the interview: https://www.wvxu.org/post/may-fourth-be-you-how-star-wars-has-inspired-artists#stream/0
|Me and Kevin Necessary in the radio studio at WVXU|
Here are some shots from the celebration and the judging of the Kid's Art Show.
|Amy Bogard, Fluke Skywalker, me, and a Stormtrooper|
We got over 150 entries to the May the Fourth Kid's Art Show! It was an honor to judge them; so much talent and creativity. Thanks to the Cincinnati Public Library for all their support! The kids' art show will be up until May 11th.
|Me, David Michael Beck, Kevin Necessary, Chris Reiff, and Lisa Soper|
with the Best of Show from the Kid's May the Fourth Art Show!
The big kids' show is up at Brew House until June 1st.