Friday, August 29, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
|This piece called "The Family" was commissioned by Brooks in the 1970s!|
|A large sculpture of John Wayne. Much better in person!!!|
Friday, August 8, 2014
Started playing with ball-grain plates. I really liked what we did when we did the College of the Sequoia's Workshop this summer. I never really appreciated ball-grain plates until then.Going to try to do a second color with a counter etch.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
We had a lot of fun working with the students and they produced some great work. The food was incredible and the historical culture was amazing. We're hoping to teach there again next year.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
More master printers, Michael Barnes and Ashley Nason (wow, wow, wow!!!!). They both make fascinating narrative prints that I have admired for years.
Michael's prints are quite humorous and dark (just my cup of tea). He's so prolific, too. Someone to admire for his insatiable drive to make work. Great litho techniques (the European roll, etc).
Ashley's work is so luminous and eerie. It glows with mystery all the things I'm attracted to in art.
She comes up with such fascinating compositions and landscapes.
I could see firsthand how the students really benefit from these two mentors. Great student work (both grad and undergrad level).
|My litho that the students printed at University of Dallas.|
|This is Juergen Strunck in action as a visiting artist at the University of North Texas|
I had the privilege of working with Juergen Strunck (a world-renowned master printer) and his team of grad and a few undergrad students at The University of Dallas. This is an annual event called Print Matrix and I was honored to be invited by artist Coco Rico who recently had her MFA thesis exhibit. A great lithographer in her own right. Check out her work.
This is the lithograph I made during my visiting artist trip to TAMUCC in Corpus Christi. So much fun. Plus, a one-person show at the Weil Gallery, thanks to Dr. Petican curator and Ryan O'Malley for inviting me.
Ryan O'Malley is a printmaker/guru extraordinaire. He makes beautiful mezzotints, etchings, relief prints and lithographs all equally well.
High high energy. Both grad and undergrads were so talented. Work examples were hanging up everywhere, a very high energy shop overall, great vibes.
|One of Ryan's wonderful wild protraits.|
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
It's been so long since I've posted. February was a hectic month for me. This is a print I recently finished for a portfolio curated by Sylvia Taylor and the Cork printmakers. "Deception & Sacrifice: The Lion, Bear & the Fox". Working on a new one title "Body of Christ", a portfolio curated by Ricardo Duiz from Corpus Christi.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This is the last print I did. It's based on a stylized painting by Joe Coleman called "Mommy and Daddy". I wanted to "switch it up" by indicating Mommy and Daddy cross-dressing. It's six colors using Hanco #1075 tint base and Daniel Smith litho inks. The color on my pic looks a bit dull here. The theme of the portfolio is called "Gender Biased". I'm really trying to point out that society and the media have been brainwashing people into stereotypical roles for hundreds of years. How strange it is that men and women's clothing in the white collar work place has evolved to limit gender to very specific types of "acceptable" appearance.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Our dog Sydney an Aussie/Coyote mix died yesterday. She would hang out in the studio as we printed. This is a photo of a litho I did a while ago. The title was "Bow Now", she was the alpha and had a personality bigger than anyone in the room. She will be missed.
Monday, November 4, 2013
|"Rising from the Ashes", stone and plate lithography|
In addition to the talented students I got to hang out with two of the country's best master printers, Karla Hackenmiller and Art Werger. Felt like I needed to step up my game around such great ones. Their students were so talented in their own right as well as amazing to help print this 6 color edition in 4 days. Two of those days we printed 2 colors. We stripped the prints between runs and did a "dry wet" sponge on our last rolls. Big kudos to Ohio University printmakers, had a blast and feel great about the work we did together.