Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
This is series of prints are about objects and the memories I associate with them. I am working primarily with zinc plates, starting with a very dark aquatint scraping and burnishing highlights and halftones. Finally I will add line work such as trees with traditional etching. I will post all states here and document the process.
Residual Memory: Flying Dream
State 6 nearly done with the scraping, the plate in grounded and I will draw in the tree and etch it.
Residual Memory: Grandpa's Chair
Residual Memory: Mark of the Toolmaker
Stage 3 done!
Residual Memory: Endless Autumn
Residual Memory: Labor of Love
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Well its been a very busy fall and my work has proceeded very slowly mainly due to waiting for ink to dry. During October I went down to Iowa State with the Augie printmaking class and observed some very nice collaborative printmaking efforts involving a steamroller. Students worked as a team and carved out a 4 by 8 sheet of plywood, inked it with paint rollers, and used a steamroller as a press. I've also been busy teaching and being a dad. Should be a bunch more artwork by December.
a quiet composition for me kinda like it
4 color reductive woodcut
this was my first time using a rainbow roll, I got the idea looking at Hokusai
Corona Borealis III
9 Color reductive woodcut
this one got the best of me I set up too many rules, I think do do this right it would have to be a multiple board relief, one board for the color and the other for the outlines and shadows.
Blood Makes the Grass Grow II
another in the series of birth death birth series
3 color reductive woodcut
I've been looking a lot at Durer lately
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Out of the muck of my annual season of raw nerves and blues. I wonder why I am so unhappy in the summer time. Any way I am so exited to be back in school with a chalked full schedule.
I start back at the studio on thursday, I plan to be working on a series of reductive woodcut constellations with lots of fine line work.
other activities will include Art Club, taking my daughter to ballet, figure drawing, driving kids places..........
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Off to school tomorrow, big changes this year. I will be moving into a very large new room in November it will be so nice. The printmaking and ceramic areas will be greatly expanded not to mention the direly needed storage area. Also this year I will be starting one of two murals in the new high school gym. The second larger one will be done next summer here is the plan for the smaller one. 5ft by around 25ft