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LVA Open Studio Weekend is this Weekend by Mike McCarthy

If you are in Louisville this weekend (November 4th and 5th), come by my studio and say hello! I am participating in the 2017 LVA Open Studio Weekend, a fundraiser for the Louisville arts community. I will have a lot of work there ant it will all be at a special studio sale price. You can also see the progress I have made on "Cor Liberum", my commission for Norton Hospital. You can stand next to the pieces and get the feel for how big this piece really is. I will have special pricing on Limestone carving blanks as well.

My studio is located at:

1807 Cargo Ct.

Louisville, KY 40299


New Drawings on My Website — Mike McCarthy Sculptor by Mike McCarthy

"Moon View" - 8" x 5.5" white ink on black paper

"Moon View" - 8" x 5.5" white ink on black paper

"Compassion" - 8" x 5.5" stippled ink on paper.

"Compassion" - 8" x 5.5" stippled ink on paper.

I have posted some new drawings to my available-drawings page. (You can click the link to take you directly to the page.)

Most of the new drawings are stippled. I have been really into stippling lately. I love the texture you can get with just dots. The process is also very soothing to me. I can build up intensity a little at a time. It is very reminiscent of sculpture in that it is a slow process to get to where you are going.

Some of the drawings are on black paper. With these, I use white ink to create a very interesting effect. Like in "Moon View" above, the white ink and the leafless tree gives the feeling of a cold winters night.

I am also using a traditional black ink on some drawings. the advantage here is the the stippling can be finer. I can get finer point pens for doing this type of work. It takes more time because the dots are so fine, but I think it gives a softer feel to the drawing.

Check out the page and leave some comments about them.