4 Exciting Adventures Coming in 2019 for Benz and Chang

I was about to say “Welcome to 2019!” but then I realized it’s March already. 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year. 1. THE LARGEST BENZ AND CHANG PAINTING EVERI have a number of new paintings which will be showing soon (see below and above). One of the things I’m working on this year is getting more comfortable working large. I’ve been working on the biggest, most detailed paintings I’ve ever done. I Read more…

Top Nine of 2019

The top nine Benz and Chang posts as ranked by “likes” on Instagram. This is a fun thing to see, and it makes me happy. There are usually surprises. Here are quick notes about each. All were completed in 2018 to unless noted, and can be viewed in full in the 2018 website galleries, here and here. Top Left – “Nothing New Under the Sun, 1911” Was the post for my 2018 Portland Open Studios Read more…

I Made Black Walnut Ink!

I made my own black walnut ink! I get asked about the ink I use a lot, and it seemed inevitable that I would end up making my own ink sooner or later. The walnut ink I have been using up until now was from Monograph Bookwerks on NE Alberta, and was made by them. The most comprehensive recipe and information I’ve found about how to make walnut ink is from this post on a Read more…

Benz and Chang 2018

Today I received a package of 100 D ring picture hangers that I ordered, and it made me think about progress, because it meant that I had gone through the 100 D ring hangers that I had ordered in 2015. I do my own framing, so between September 2015 and now, I’ve put hanging hardware on the back of at least fifty paintings. I started the what I call “the Benz and Chang paintings” in Read more…

Blackfish Gallery Fishbowl Project

Benz and Chang will be showing three new paintings in one of the “Fishbowl Project” windows at Blackfish Gallery. This is a window outside the gallery that Blackfish uses to host the work of guest artists. Since they are in a window on the street, the paintings will be up and viewable 24 hours a day, seven days a week from October 31 to November 27, 2016. Blackfish Gallery hours are 11 – 5, Tuesday Read more…