Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Crooked is a two-color print on Hosho paper. This is the first woodblock that I have printed using Daniel Smith water-soluble inks. The inks have a really nice satin finish and do not seem to get glossy when printing over other colors. The downside to the ink is that they take several days to dry (around 4-5 days). Humidity and paper choice will also affect dry times. The upside is that these inks will not reactivate with water once they are dry, and they are a healthy alternative to oil inks.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Aerial Prowl has been juried into the 4th Biennial National Print Exhibition at the Northern Arizona University College of Arts and Letters Art Museum. The show will run from October 21-December 20 2008.
I hope these two ladies have a fun trip down in Flagstaff.
Monday, September 8, 2008
This two-color woodcut titled Pecking Order was derived from an old sketchbook drawing. I have been revisiting older sketchbooks, and the ideas and drawings that are floating around within them, to see if they still hold up to my current thoughts and concerns. It has really been rewarding to approach these older ideas and sketches with a new perspective and to finally commit them to a finished work.