Sunday, May 15, 2011
"House of Saints" Charcoal and pastel, 18 by 24
"House of Saints" detail
"August, Seven in the Morning". Twelve color lithograph.
You heard me.
"You and Me and the Devil Makes Three" Pastel and charcoal, 14 by 19. In the collection of Wilber Blair - as it should be.
"Composite Head #2" One color lithograph, second state.
My part in Aaron Berger's Map Project. Charcoal, ink, collage, pastel, an irreverent use of painting medium and polyurethane, and moth wings.
"Rob Roy Fun Time" aka "Big, Biiiiiiiggg Circle" Pastel and Ink, about 4 feet all around. I really want to be able to make a perfect circle by using the swing of my shoulder...and stabbing a knife really fast between my fingers. Been practicing both-must say I'm getting pretty good.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Ah, the ever-elusive denatured alcohol puddle. In litho, the objective is to get the image that is on the stone best replicated onto the print. It sounds simple, but it's far from it. Although it took me a couple of years to get it, I got that puddle.
gotcha, you sneaky bastard.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
From looking at this blog, you wouldn't know that I'm an analogue, zone system nerd. I've been interested in the chemistry that goes into art, thus the lithography, zone system shooting and what not. I have to develop film that I shot for Erika, sticking with 120 asa with my lovely twin lens. Anyway, my light meter decided to stop working and the damn thing is so old that finding a battery for it would mean some antiquing. Lame.
I can't wait till this whole thesis nightmare is over and I can get to everything else I want to do. Also, it's funny how art school can get in the way of making art. How does that keep happening?
Friday, March 25, 2011
You know you want to wear one...
Work in progress for "House of Saints", Charcoal and pastel on paper, 18 by 24.
18 by 24 monotype from "The Hanscom Sisters". bus interior.
This is the current state of the multi-color lithograph, "August, Seven in the Morning" (heaven opened up but hell came down). This is the 8th color, halfway there?
I have been making litho masks. Last semester, I made a paper mache mold of my face, flattened it out, and traced the edges onto a litho stone so they are meant to fit the face. I've made three different ones so far, about seven of each. I want to make enough of them to completely fill one of the walls of my 301 studio.