Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Aquatints, Residual Memories

Residual Memory: Flying dream

Residual Memory: Stop Swimming

Residual Memory: Night Sky

Residual Memory: Mark of the Toolmaker

Residual Memory: Grandpa's Chair

Residual Memory: Endless Autumn

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Where Sky Meets Earth II

11 color woodcut print, this took forever to print waiting for the ink to dry between runs

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Residual Memories

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 1

State 2

State 3

State 4
State 5

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
State 1

State 2

State 3

State 4

Residual Memory: Mark of the Toolmaker

State 1

State 2

Stage 3 done!

Residual Memory: Endless Autumn
Stage 1
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

Ghost Lights
Water Color
Fire Flies

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

glad to be back

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