debbie little wilson
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February 22, 2013Posted by on
And then I inked the plates and prepared the chine cole’ papers. And printed them… These are just a few of this next step... Next, I am going to hand color certain areas with my prismacolor pencils …. I have seven more plates of women in hats to make…. yikes and to PRINT !!!!!
I will give you a closer look once they are finished..
February 6, 2013Posted by on
Well, I got into a drawing frenzy and started drawing 8×8 images of women in hats.
The deal is that I am doing an art exhibit at the Gallery at Round Top in Round Top, TX. with the exquisite painter, John Pinkerton. I love this man’s work. Here is a link to his website… http://oldartguy.com/Home_1.html ….Our show is going to be called He Said/She Said… So in some emails with John, we discussed what we were going to “say”… We had no idea. LOL. We went our separate ways to see what we were inclined to do.
He came back with 8 or so small paintings of nude (or more appropriately, shirtless) men in hats. Since I have been wanting to do women in hats for quite some time, I felt like now would be a good time to “answer” him back with etchings of prudish women in hats (with clothing)
So I have rough sketched about 10 women and now I need to figure out how I want to finish them with chine colle’ and the etching process. They won’t always be hanging with John’s happy, shirtless men so these women need to be able to stand alone, as well. Now, I am in the process of treating each one individually and trying to decide if more detail needs to go into their clothing or into the background.
This may seem like a chaotic way to work and it is… but it is the way these are coming about …
basically, I am a chaotic mess anyway….
You can see that by what is cluttering up my drawing table.…
February 10, 2012Posted by on
Well I did it….. I finished the edition…. Here is what 250 etchings looks like…. well with a piece of foamcore separating each group of 50….
So they are now packed in the box to ship them to Salina Kansas tomorrow. And then on to monoprinting….. woo hoo…
February 6, 2012Posted by on
Every morning, I have a short walk from our house to the studio I share with Ken … This morning the air was crisp and chilly and I felt lucky to be here for it…
… my stack of etchings were waiting for me to color… I am a little more than half done… yahoo.
February 4, 2012Posted by on
So, for the last two days, Ken and I drove with our brother in law, Joe and our niece, Mary and her soon to be husband, Tyler to listen to a talk that Joe had to give at the Victoria College in Victoria Texas. It was about the influence of the oil business on music… it was quite riveting as are most lectures by Joe ..
here are a few of the more “tame” photos taken on the trip…
So now that we are home, it is back to coloring the etchings for the Salina project…. they seemed to have grown while I was gone… Actually, I have done 70 so far…
Gotta get after it before two of our grandsons, Ben and Ian get here to spend the night. Break time is over…
February 1, 2012Posted by on
I deliberated yesterday on how to color this etching and finally I came up with how to do it. Generally, I used some of the same colors of the hand tinted photo. They just seemed to work….
I use Prismacolor pencils and after I spot color, I take cotton swabs dipped in turpenoid and dab at the area to tear down the color . It blends into the paper . There are a few spots of color that I don’t touch to keep the color on top of the paper and look more bright.
Here are a few of my stacks… I estimate it will take me at least 20 hours to completely color and sign my whole edition…