Thursday, July 25, 2013

"Beside Myself", sketch revision...

Changed my mind about the jump roping women.  This is my new idea but the pose is an older one from my big sketchbook.  The figure is in a submissive pose. Thanks to Photoshop I duplicated my drawing.  Planning on doing it in three colors.  This will save me a lot of time, this is a busy month for me.  

In the process of organizing my flat files again.  I've accumulated a lot of amazing prints from other artists but am lacking storage.  We added a new shelf on top of some old flat files to accommodate some more stuff. Need to get back to work...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hothead sketch

Another Sketch study

I did this sketch when I was at Frogman's.  Ended up going with another image for my edition am saving this for later.

Interesting Chromolithograph

Strange to see them use children to promote this product.  It wasn't until 1906 that the Pure Food and Drugs Act was passed in the United States.  So my guess is that this ad predates that. 

1901 Antique German Chromolithograph on the Chromolithographic Process

This litho shows the process of chromolithography -- the printing process used for producing many of the 19th-century prints featured in Bananastrudel.

Strong Women

Post War Indoctrination...

During my youth it was fashionable for little girls to embroider these kitchen towels.  Makes me want to do a modern version. TBD

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Stephen Black

"Vice Versa", Solarplate Intaglio
"Isolated Development",  Solarplate Intaglio

I found this bio of Stephen Black on the Frogman's website.  Stephen traded these last two prints during the second session of Frogman's.

Stephen Black is a Professor of Art & Design at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana, where he teaches drawing and computer art and design. He earned his BFA in Printmaking from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and his MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. His current work incorporates graphic imaging, type, and figurative forms which draw heavily from interests in antique dolls, toys, paper ephemera and antique home restoration.

Robert Stephens, "Boy Genius Prints"

All of the unharnessed energy of the universe is in Robert Stephens.  I've never known of his work before I went to Frogman's but I was so invigorated by the sheer guts of his content and effervescence of his color palette.  He makes fluorescent silkscreen prints and zines (I bought 5) with reckless abandon. There's a lot more where that came from, I look forward to seeing more work from him.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Margot Ecke...

This is another incredible trade I made at Frogman's first session. 
A Binding Sampler created by Margot Ecke, owner of Smokey Road Press.
Each of these books displays a unique binding.
I found this book of hers online.
Another beautiful book of hers.
I had these along with other things shipped back to me from South Dakota.  Got to hang out a few nights with Margot Ecke and Erika Adams (seemed to be good pals with the infamous John Hancock, too).  Both of these women artists are Tamarind Master Printers (so young and beautiful to be so successful).  Think it has a lot to do with hard work and talent.

Yoonmi Nam

I am now the proud owner of this amazing print.  We traded at Frogman's.

She printed her images onto fabric, they make a unique Toile. Oohhlala.

I have been watching this artist for a few years and recently had the pleasure of meeting her in person at  Frogman's in Vermillion, SD. This short bio was downloaded from her website.

Yoonmi Nam was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, spending part of her youth in Canada.  She received a B.F.A. degree in Printmaking from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.  She moved to America to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a M.F.A. degree in Painting and Printmaking in 2000.  Her work considers the cross-cultural experience and sense of transience throu­gh prints, installations and drawings.  Her recent research interests include the study of traditional ink paintings and woodblock prints from East Asia, including those from Japan, Korea, China, and Tibet.  Currently, she is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the Visual Art Department at the University of Kansas.

Sketch last night...

Sketching from memory with new mechanical pencil onto acid free vellum. I like how sensitive the paper is compared to my sketchbook paper.  

Trying to warm-up to the stone again.  

Just got back from Frogman's.  Met some AMAZING artists.  The community of printmaking in Vermillion, SD was wonderful, invigorating, creative and fun.  Many of the students challenged the process of lithography and I loved how this taught me things.