Suite

In January I was more ambitious than usual in terms of the number of prints I wanted to make.  Here is a suite of four, all from January of this year.  They are available over at <a href=”https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrettGrunig”>my etsy shop</a>.  As with all of the prints on this site, if you want one and it isn’t currently listed, contact me and I’ll fix it up for you.

Enjoy:

More Prints – Scales and Feathers

Here are a couple more recent prints.  Both are available now at my Etsy shop.  These are from this year, so we’re getting closer to caught up on recent editions.  Monthly editions are still rolling out.

This first one was inspired by the song, The Jealous Crow by Chris Stuart and Janet Beazley.

This second one was more of a general fantasy imagining, though it certainly owes something to imagery from Elizabeth Haydon’s novel Rhapsody.

Prints

It appears I have a little catching up to do, when it comes to sharing my prints. Times have been busy, what with picking up an extra class to teach, keeping up my work on new issues of Princeless, and working on a new children’s book.  (More on the children’s book soon. Trolls!)  Through everything, new monthly prints have continued to happen.

I’ll be posting more prints soon.  They will also be made available over at the ol’ Etsy shop.  I hope you enjoy these for now:

 

 

A Drawing

Banshee

I just finished reading The Pentagon’s Brain by Annie Jacobsen.  It’s an interesting read, if unsettling.  I wonder how many science fiction authors have been fulfilled and how many have been deeply shaken by seeing their thought experiments realized by DARPA and other agencies.

It’s important to think about where we have been, and where we are going.  Speculation on where new technologies will take us is similarly fascinating.  There is so much potential for good, and for evil.  The history of the development of the technologies of war is fascinating.  The pursuit of new weapons and new defenses makes a great deal of sense in many ways.  A greater understanding of new technologies and how they can be used to disrupt, control, or kill may prove invaluable in protecting people.  I can’t help but wish more of the effort was intended to improve life rather than to gain an advantage in war and conflict.

Do the benefits of better prosthetics, communications, exo-skeletal enhancement, smarter computer assistance, etc. outweigh the fact the purpose behind funding these projects is so often motivated by military concerns?  So much of what we receive as civilians seems to be almost unintended consequences.  Would our world benefit more if the focus was on improving lives rather than defending nations?

Ultimately, I wish there was more reason to have faith in the people who will ultimately decide whether to implement new technologies.

In any case, here’s a banshee.  Uncolored intaglio prints will be available at some point.

We Saw Her Standing There

We Saw Her Standing There

2-19-2017

Ever feel like you have been very, very busy, but you’re not certain what you can show for it?  I can certainly relate, this week.

Part of it, this week at least, is some of what I’ve been working on isn’t ready for sharing yet.  Some of it will be ready soon.  New etchings, new illustrations, all that. The other part of it, this week, may or may not be Fire Emblem related….

Here’s a scan of a recent little piece.

You Know The Place

You Know The Place

2-9-2017

Here’s one I made in the run-up to Christmas.  I was considering original drawings for gifts, but this one didn’t really fit the holiday season.

Landing

Landing

 

2-2-2017

One of the few nice things about delays in site updates is I have a stack of newer work to share.  I suppose it’s just as well since I just started a new book project that won’t be ready for image sharing for a while.  In any case, here’s a piece from December.

I'm Almost Free

I’m Almost Free

Showing

I managed to lose my office job a few months ago, replacing it with more teaching.  Teaching part time doesn’t take as much time as the office job did, so now I have more time to devote to art as a job.  This means more time to plan and execute projects (I have a pretty big project getting started right now.  More on that in another post…) and to find ways to show my work.  Apparently it’s been something like 4 years since I applied to gallery shows that weren’t related to the SF Olympians Festival.  Well, that’s changing this year.

I have already been accepted into 2 juried shows, one a printmaking show at the Ann Arbor Art Center, opening February 3rd, and in the digital gallery portion of a show about crows put on by The Studio Door in San Diego, also opening on February 3rd.

Last, and certainly not least for those of you in the Bay Area, I will have a piece, “Let’s Play With Fire” in the annual Art from the Heart auction to support the Sonoma State University Art Gallery.  The gallery will be open for Preview Exhibition viewing Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 1, 2, & 3 from 11:00 am-8:00 pm, with the auction taking place on February 4th, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Anyone have any show opportunities to recommend?

Let us play with fire