Intaglio 4” x 6.75”
Work in progress - silkscreen on aluminum lithograph plate
New print. Needs title
Intaglio 11” x 7.5”
Even here, it was impossible to escape
Intaglio 15” x 11”
The final print and state proofs.
Printed in Printeresting Black ink from Gamblin.
For people in to process:
This was approached first through a wintergreen photocopy transfer of a photo - which was slightly imperfect. Then from there, hardgound etching and aquatint to get to the final state. Oh, and a little scrape and burnishing - who doesn’t like burnishing.
I tried to do this image back in 2010 at a residency at St. Michael’s Printshop. Initial plan was for a drypoint, but that never worked for me at the time, so it stalled and was pushed to the side. It was revitalized this year when I was trying to do a demo for the intro to intaglio class at Grenfell. I figured this would be the perfect example to show how the transfer works, and how to integrate with the rest of the techniques.
I feel this image fits with my older body of work, maybe because of the initial start and the idea/thought I am trying to convey with it.
Intaglio 8” x 5”
A mixture of finished and works in progress
Woodcutting at The Banff Centre, 1971
Visual Arts at the Banff Centre
Called “woodcutting” by the Banff Centre, but to which I am sure woodblock cutting is meant. This is how you do a relief print. Shirtless, sun beaming in, moustache glowing with excitement.
And you know he must be some kind of master as there is no way an amateur could wear white pants in a shop.
Mitch Mitchell sent this DIY project to us. A squeegee holder for a silkscreen station made from a repurposed fuji litho plate folded into shape. Lightweight and washable!
I leave the shop for a weekend and I see this pop up on tumblr. That guy!
If you ever get a chance to have Mitch visit or work or teach at your studio, then do it! Always thinking and coming up with something. Major inspiration to me having him teach here this year again.
Grenfell Campus Printshop - Harlem Shake
Sir Wilfred Grenfel Campus - Memorial University
Corner Brook, Newfoundland
It would seem the printshop I work at have created a ‘Harlem Shake’ video. It might just be one of the first print studios to do one - or east the first with actual presses going.
I am not going to defend this passing video fad or what not, it is what it is. The students did a great job and its funny.
Just wondering where the other print studios are to? Nothing from the venerable Tamarind? Open Studio? Hey Helsinki! Where are ya?
Just going to throw down the gauntlet and see what happens.
Woman with an Arm Tattoo
Etching 27” x 36”
The MOMA had a show Lucien Freud: The Painter’s Etchings December 16, 2007–March 10, 2008.
I, of course, never got to see the show. However I have been enjoying the website designed for the show. Has a bit of information on his subject matter, technique and set up - nothing scholarly.
However it has over 75 images of his etchings with related cross references of photos and paintings. A great enlarge and zoom on the images to see the details. Really nice to be see them a bit clearer than most pics on the internet.