Winter approaches …

We’re in the deep-freeze here in New York, just in time for winter, which officially starts next week.  The poetry of Ryōkan (Japan, 18th century) calls for my attention:

“Returning to my hermitage after a journey
to distant mountain villages;
Along the fence, the last chrysanthemums linger”

–translated by John Stevens

“Midwinter,” reduction woodcut, 2011.

 

New items for sale through Etsy

I’ve been busy over the past month preparing items for sale in my Etsy store.  If you haven’t checked out the “ZephyrusArts” store yet, now’s a good time to do it.  I typically offer smaller, more affordable works on paper on Etsy.  Many of my smaller figurative (male nudes, almost invariably) pieces appear here, and are consistently popular.  I’ve added several pieces in recent weeks, including:

"Buff guy" copperplate etching available through Etsy
“Buff guy” copperplate etching available through Etsy

 

"Seated Man" whiteline block print, available through Etsy
“Seated Man” whiteline block print, available through Etsy

 

ACEO two-pack available through Etsy
ACEO two-pack available through Etsy

 

I’m also listing more abstract watercolor landscapes from the same series as the piece recently sold at the VisualAIDS “Postcards from the Edge” benefit.

abstract landscape for sale on Etsy
abstract landscape for sale on Etsy

I also just listed a lovely watercolor rendering of a Phalaenopsis orchid I did way back in 2009.

orchid watercolor, 2009.
orchid watercolor, 2009.

 

So please do check out the store!  And as a big thank you for reading my blog, I’m offering a coupon for 10% off anything in the store, valid until March 31.  Just  enter ARTISTSEYE0331 at checkout.