Abstract Saturday: Cecil Skotnes

South African (1926 - 2009) He was best known for his woodcuts. Though he began as a painter, he was drawn to woodcutting and made his mark in that medium, later creating the woodcuts as the work itself by painting directly on the carved panel, rather than merely using them to create prints.

Untitled 1981

  Couple   - c1965  |  Carved, incised and painted wood panel

Couple - c1965 | Carved, incised and painted wood panel

The Progression (1971)

Cecil Skotnes

Cecil Skotnes | Head | Carved, incised and painted wood panel | 105 x 85 cm
Sold - 2014 via Johans Borman Fine Art

Cecil Skotnes | Untitled | 1999 | Incised Painted Wood Panel | 63.5 x 83.5 cm via SMAC GALLERY

Monkey's Wedding by Jeni Couzyn, 1971 | Cover by Cecil Skotnes

Creatures of the Night Part 8: "To Roost"

This is part of a continuing series of paintings in my sketchbook. It was meant to be a daily painting project throughout the month of October, but since I got sidetracked on another project, I'll keep on anyway. 

Tin toy typewriters

I used to illustrate for Bride's magazine back in the days when I lived in New York and when I had occasion to visit the office of the Editor-In-Chief, I was covetous of her collection of vintage tin litho typewriters. Here are a few cool ones, mostly from the 1950s.

Here's a nice collection from Collectors Weekly

 Vintage Tin Toy Typewriter by Dependable FC on Etsy

 1950s Mettoy Supertype sold item from Hot House Vintage Co on  Etsy.

1950s Mettoy Supertype sold item from Hot House Vintage Co on Etsy.

Apex Standard from the 1950s, a sold item on Etsy.