Monday, July 30, 2012
This past weekend I had some help printing my latest edition. It was a bittersweet day, the last time I will see these two young artists for a long while. Ashley and Mike have been working at L VIS Press for the past two years. They've helped us print our own work as well as their on. The good news is that they are both leaving to get their Masters in printmaking (at different schools). They will be missed.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
|An eerie sunset double rainbow. The second is not very visible in this photo.|
|Looking West an amazing light show.|
Thursday, July 12, 2012
|After tracing my drawing onto the stone with oxide transfer paper, I paint the margins with gum arabic to make a resist around the border of the drawing.|
|After I grained my stone with the four grits (#80, #150, #220, #280) and checked for levelness I file the edges to help prevent the edge from taking ink during printing.|
The garden is doing really well despite the relentless heat. The watermelons started growing first and the cantaloupe are following. The plot at the University Community garden is really having a burst of growth. Several new Spaghetti Squash and some more gaya melons. We also have bell peppers and small persian melons. Still excited to see the changes from day to day.
With our desert monsoons starting we have plenty of harvested rainwater to water the new pea gardens. Rattlesnake beans and 10 " china beans.
The gum arabic border in my stone must be dry by now so I am getting my crayons and materials ready to start.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
|I only took up one half wall for a small desk/library/painting supply shelf|
|All of the portfolios are labeled and organized in my book studio|
Meanwhile, we're both working in the garden. Planting hibiscus and some small spider plants. Need to get some stones grained next week and to start on 2 new editions. I've got a rough sketch for one of my new prints but not sure if I love it yet. It helps to work outside and to process my ideas.