Thursday, January 26, 2012
It's so nice to have a reminder of Spring in the middle of Winter. This plant is blooming and it cheers up a day of same ol' same ol' printing...back to my stone. That's A printing his edtion for an upcoming deadline. I must etch my stone tonight because the plan is to print tomorrow afternoon. I am still "sweetening" the drawing. I am adding some blacks with the #4 Korns. It helps a lot. The drawing was too flat before.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|An Amaryllis on the verge of a giant bloom. A gift from a good friend.|
|This stone drawing never ends. Just putting in some "punch" to the details and the blacks. Needs a lot more contrast. May skip to a #4 Korns crayon to dense things up a bit.|
Monday, January 23, 2012
|This is a kite that I actually carried back from my China trip. I am trying to repair it in celebration of the Chinese New Year|
|Isn't this a wonderful puppet? Love the colors.|
|I couldn't believe the paper cutting craft in China. Some of them are quite a bit more elaborate than this.|
|I found this picture of my Chinese kite on a shopping site. Notice how much the colors have faded from hanging in the sun.|
I picked up this paragraph and photo from CRI English.com
Some returned migrant workers perform dragon dances to greet the Lantern Festival, a traditional Chinese festival falling on the fifteen day of the first month of the lunar calendar, in Yudu County of east China's Jiangxi Province, Feb. 6, 2009. Nine dragon dance teams formed by returned migrant workers from large cities gathered in Yudu County and took part in the Lantern Festival celebration. About 20 percent returned migrant workers have found new jobs or got employed by themselves in Yudu, a major source of migrant workers. [Photo: Xinhua]
By the way I am a person born in the year of the Dragon. I am also married to a person who was born the year of the Tiger. We are supposed to be complete opposites and should not be in a relationship. funny.
Still working on that big stone. Plan to print soon.
Friday, January 20, 2012
I am drawn to these fascinating surreal landscapes by Chris Hipkiss. He lives in England and seems to work primarily with graphite drawings and mixed media. His content shows plays on social and global politics. You can see more of his work at his website http://www.chrishipkiss.org/index.html
I think he could make some amazing lithographs.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
|Just bought a lot of "Charlotte" doll parts. Who knows why but I like them.|
Saturday, January 14, 2012
|I always have affection for a print with an iron in it.|
|How many colors here, red, black, blue and gold?|
|I actually met an artist who was from Tongo. He was exhibiting in New Zealand.|
|Red is still my favorite color, more precisely, Vermilion (one "l".|
|This all reminds me of my wonderful fireworks labels. Bright primary colors (mostly red and yellow with black)|
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Shelden Peck was a self-taught artist born in Cornwall, Vermont. He never signed his paintings.
I love the disproportionate bodies...the size of the heads and the small feet. I also love the rigidity of the poises. An innocent flatness or stiffness of the figure, the flat horizon lines all of his work has a unique personal style that I like a lot. My work has been and always will be under the influence of other artist's works.
Friday, January 6, 2012
|I will use this to transfer with red oxide paper onto the stone.|
|We use our side porch for graining our stones at L VIS Press.|
|I grain up to #280 carborundum grit. Some stop at #220|
|I use stone to stone to grain, following a figure "8" pattern.|
|Check for levelness then moved with hydraulic into the studio.|
Just got a portfolio back for "Hatebreeders". Am really liking Doug Bosley's work.
The original "Hairy Who" member, H. C. Westermann. I used to see his work a lot int he 1970s. Since then I will find a rare piece at some odd museum. I just saw a lovely piece at Indiana Museum of Art. We also have a great one at our own University of Arizona museum. Look at that "six-pack". Apparently he made a living for a while before he made art and studied at the Chicago Art Institute. Hope you can enjoy the work as much as I do.