Finished my lithograph, signed my edition...will ship out tomorrow. Ended up doing 4 colors. I've been trying to follow the style of the old Dick and Jane illustrations. I have always loved the look of offset lithography from the 1950s. Start on my next print tomorrow, it will be a similar style. Also covering "A's" classes (lithography and watercolor) this week while he's in Illinois. My hat's off to all who teach.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Needed to get a small painting ready for an upcoming show. You could call this a "back up". I will print my second print tomorrow. If I have the energy I will do another painting. Haven't painted for a while so be kind. Not my forte so to speak.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
My blog helps me procrastinate... I'm getting ready to print the key color for this small edition of 25. It will take me about 3 hours hopefully if all goes well. I've nicknamed this stone "Cheesy" because of its wedge shape. It's a yellow stone and it was a bear to grain. The last image ghost kept reappearing. I tried a hot etch around the perimeter to try to keep it from gaining ink during printing. The red oxide lines are the perimeter of the paper edge. Wish me luck.
This now clean table once was the home of our 2009 taxes, receipts, and every piece of paper work you could imagine. Hard to believe that in the middle of making art you still have to do the pesky day to day chores such as filing your tax return, getting your car inspected, buying groceries, that is unless you are a "Picasso" who has a staff to do it for them...call me a dreamer. Just glad to get the table back.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Here's the sketch I've chosen for my next print. It will be an odd size. 8" X 20" (20 prints in the edition).
"A" has left for Washington, so that means I'll be printing alone this week.
Yes, I'm definitely procrastinating. Don't want to grain the large stone, so will improvise printing on a small one.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sketching some brief vignettes from my earliest experiences as a child...this is the day I decided that I didn't want my hair cut like my sister's (I was 8). Thinking of this as the subject for my next lithograph. These scissors were part of my art kit, I would cut letters from scraps of felt. Always making art but never thought about my own personal appearance until that day.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I have 2 new editions due soon (one on May 1 and the other on June 1). Also need a painting for a small works exhibit (due by May 20th).
Tomorrow will be a "re-grouping " day. Tired and the studio looks like a bomb went off in Wal-Mart. Not a pleasant thought.
I've missed the whole blog scene. Gonna check it out tonight. Hope all are well.