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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..
January 20, 2013Posted by on
Well, it occurred to me that I have not blogged for a while so I came down here to the studio and thought I would see when the last time I posted something…. OCTOBER….. well.. HELLO… where have I been??? Well, not in my printing apron that is for sure. I feel like I have been lazy or uninspired. or off kilter….
We stayed with our dear friend Susan Lane for several days and then stayed in Manhattan at the New Yorker Hotel where Tesla lived and died. This is the door to his room…. We stayed on the same 33rd floor!!!!
We went up to Rochester, New York to visit with relatives and on our way there we went through Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the Suffrage Movement and saw the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel where in 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton first spoke at the Women’s Right Convention calling for all women to take responsibility of the cause and read the Declaration of Sentiments. And we toured the Women’s Museum there. It was my first pass through that place and I have to go back….
Then on to State College, PA, where we visited with Ken’s sister, Joanne, her husband, Paul and our two cutie nephews, Matt and Jon.
On our way home we spent Thanksgiving with our hilarious friend Brian in Branson, Missouri…
And in Arkansas, we got into the Christmas spirit by feasting our eyes on these feathered Christmas trees…
and of course, in December, there was Christmas….
okay, Christmas wasn’t all month but for some reason, my brain shut down like it was on a month long holiday… Most of my artist friends were doing loads of art shows, trying to sell what they could to the last minute Christmas buyers.
What did I do? I sat at home, reading their frenzied Facebook entries and pondering the lint in my navel. Well, that is not entirely true either… I can hardly see my navel, which caused me to join the Y and start working out at their gym. You can look at me and know that I am not the athletic type but I am giving it a go. I would like to live longer and be able to do more physical things with my family, like going on a kayaking trip with our grandsons… So I am doing cardio and weight resistance training…
But about my WORK..
My brain has collected images, as well as I collected some great images on postcards at those two shows. So my plan today is to get back to work and burn a couple of solar etching plates for an idea I have about a series on America the Beautiful …
more on that, if it works out.
October 1, 2012Posted by on
I just finished 27 different versions of my chicken etchings using the technique of chine colle’… The beauty of chine colle’ is that by cutting out different papers, I can make a huge variation in the etchings that I print.
Here are a few of my new 27 chicken etchings… I have 5 different etchings and had fun playing with the different papers… it was like having a whole new box of crayons to color with…
First some versions of “Free Ride”
And then “the Lucky Black Chicken”
Here are some “Don’t Chicken Out”
These are variations of “Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens”
And last but not least…. “Chicken Pot Pie”
As you can see, each one has it’s own look. A spot of color or an added element of pattern…
well, that is the Beauty of Chine Colle’
September 14, 2012Posted by on
Okay, ever since I had a strange visit from a stray black chicken, I have wanted to make some chicken drawings with plans to turn them into etchings with chine colle’…..
So I finally sat down and drew that chicken and about 4 more….. Here are my chicken drawings…
I have played around with some different papers and they still need more work but these are a few of the etchings after I have printed and hand colored them… What I love about these is that I can play with different colored papers and change them up…. These will probably end up being one of a kind prints…
I am still working on the one I call Chicken Pot Pie…. and will post photos when I figure it out….
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…