Saturday, March 25, 2017
Thursday, November 10, 2016
|Drawing from my sketchbook...|
The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. This year’s exhibition will be held at five prominent Peoria Illinois Galleries, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, and on campus at Bradley University at Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery. The 36th Bradley International will be juried by Kathryn Polk. Polk (born 1952) studied at the Memphis Art Academy and The University of Memphis. She lives and works in Tucson, Arizona where she is the co-owner of L VIS Press, a lithography print studio. Polk will present a visual voices lecture March 9th at 5pm in Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center. Three substantial awards will be selected by the juror and announced at the lecture.
Apply Online Here
1st Place – $3,000
2nd Place – $1,750
3rd Place- $750
The 36th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition
The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, Heuser Art Center, Hartmann Center Gallery
Exhibition Dates: March 11th – April 17th
Lecture: March 9th, 5pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center
Just a few weeks ago there was a jack hammer right outside the studio door (7:00 am). Hard to concentrate.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
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.