The weather is turning. I love this time outside but unfortunately I'm buried in the studio. "All Work and No Play" is making me a dull person.
Just accepted a new portfolio due in February for 30" x 40" format. Love the big format but our print shop only prints as large as 36" so I need to figure out another place to print. Maybe another University with larger stones? I am shipping out 2 finished editions today.
Working on my new edition (15"x20"). Transferred the image onto the stone and in the process of drawing with the Korns #5. They have changed their pencils to sticks (you can see the old peel off next to the stick and holder. need to adjust to the different sharpening.
This drawing is on our new 18" x 24" image-sized stone we bought this past year. I grained off the old image we think was made in the late 1800s. It was a map of South America.
Plan to make 32 prints...might leave this print black and white based on time. Tore and registered my paper at midnight last night. Based on an email from the portfolio organizer I discovered that my image on the stone is 1" too wide. Think there is too much going on when I start to mess up the sizes.
Need to buy more paper. I have 3 portfolios due by mid Nov. Must finish this drawing tonight and etch my stone. I love that I'll have 13 new editions before 2011 but it might be the hardest thing I've ever done.