Saturday, May 21, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016
I believe this picture is a self portrait of David Hughes. According to Wikipedia he was born in Twickenham, UK. I love to see his work. Beautiful lines with pen and ink, watercolor (I'm guessing) or gouache. My guess is that he draws with whatever he pleases and more often than not gets exquisite results.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Disaster!!!!!!! after Disaster!
Because I used different techniques for the sky, my etch posed a major problem.
Out of frustration I moved the stone outside and grained the image off the stone. I do this sometimes as a knee jerk reaction when I don't like something. Wasn't meant to be I suppose. Litho kicked my A_s today...
Saturday, January 23, 2016
|Penland Summer Session 2016 Catalog|
|Drawing on stone so far...MUST print ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
Starting with some easier steps for lithography class. The plan is to cover polyester plate for about 3 weeks and then start on stone lithography. I'm hoping this keeps them from being overwhelmed by everything. This way they learn about the equipment, paper, registration, mixing ink and the basic print shop materials. I was always so overwhelmed by all of these things and on top of that having to learn stone lithography (etching the stone, and tusche washes, etc).
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Sunday, December 27, 2015
|The original sketchbook image was drawn with micron pen and watercolor.|
|I have to think about how I am going to add the white dots.|
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Had a strange thing happen in the middle of pulling the "key" stone drawing. Decided to change the image somewhat and ended up splitting the edition. I brought home one half of the prints to finish up before the end of this semester. The problem is that I can't decided how I want to finish up this print. This past two years I have been loving "plaid". So option one is plaid and option two is a solid tint base background. I keep changing my mind but have decided that I will decide one way or another tomorrow! Someone commented on Instagram that the plaid was too busy. I think I agree with that. Maybe there's a time and a place for place and perhaps I should hold off until the right opportunity comes to use it again.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Not sure where she came from. This floating girdle petticoat woman... those wadded up floating paper pieces are representing"mistakes".
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Big tip, don't give anything a long long title unless you don't mind writing a lot. The title of this piece is "The Eye Does Not See What the Mind Does Not Know". I had to write it 35 times for this edition of 35.
Even though it is too subtle to see in my photograph, there are 3 colors in this print. I started with the ball-grain key (black). Next I printed a soft tint-based blue and then the big flat square cut to the background.
I made textures on the plate with gum arabic, tusche and rolled up cheesecloth and black ink. Wasn't sure what I would get because of all the layers in the original drawing. So fingers crossed I forced myself to let go and embrace the unknown. I think I might like the more tactile result. However time will tell.
Last week when we were in Phoenix we decided to take a quick tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West despite the heat (don't forget it's Arizona).
Saturday, September 12, 2015
It was nice to find this little sketchbook I had stashed away a while ago after a trip to Italy. I gave this little watercolor to Eliot.
I've decided that I really like pink. I fought it for years. The color that society determined is the color to indicate "girl". Because there were two girls in our family, my parents often gave us different colored dresses or toys. It seemed that my older sister would get the pink dress and I would get the blue.
Anyway, I love how placid it makes me feel.
I also love watermelon...it reminds me of summer... my parents would get watermelons that were HUGE. Now they are purposely grown smaller. I first noticed this when I visited China about 10 years ago. There would be cartloads of small watermelons everywhere.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Sorry about the dark photo. I've been organizing my sketches recently. Hard to do because I get so distracted and want to stop and draw into old stuff, for example above pix. I did a graphite drawing a while back...later put on some walnut ink washes and played around with a wet #9 sable brush. I love how that ink breaks down again and again when you add water. Today I dropped in the spot red colors. These are two details of a bigger drawing.
I loved seeing Karl Wirsum, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, H.C. Westermann, Ed Pasche and many other artists that I wasn't aware of (but will be from now on!).
I recommend this DVD 100%. I purchased it on Amazon. It is put together by Pentamenti Productions.