Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here are some proofs with possible colors for my Lake Michigan print. The first two color blocks are luan from McClains. They are printing sort of speckly. I like the softness of it, but so far the texture has not come out really consistently each time, so maybe it's because of the way I'm inking (with Akua Intaglio, LOTS of transparency base, and a brayer).
Proof 1: tiny amount of hansa yellow w/ lots of transparency, pthalo blue with lots of transparency, carbon black
Proof 2: hansa yellow w/ some transparency, pthalo blue w/ some transparency, ultramarine blue
Proof 3: hansa yellow w/ some transparency, pthalo blue w/ some transparency, mixture of ultramarine blue and carbozole violet (which looks pretty close to black)
Proof 4: hansa yellow w/ some transparency, pthalo blue w/ some transparency, mixture of ultramarine blue and carbozole violet (which looks pretty close to black). This is almost identical to proof 3, but the yellow and pthalo blue are a little lighter/more transparent.
Proof 5 (cobbled together in photoshop): This is the top from proof 1 and the bottom from proof 4.
I think I prefer #3 and #5. Once I decide on colors, I'll start printing my largest edition to date!
*I'm fiddling with this post a bit to try to get the Baren list to pick it up. Sorry for any confusion/repetition.
Friday, October 3, 2008
I'll also be teaching an Intro to Relief Printmaking course at Howard Community College in spring 2009. It's a full semester course. We'll due linocut and woodblock, and I'll introduce monotypes and collographs as well. I'm really trying publicize it since the course hasn't been offered in quite a while and students might not be aware of it. This photo is of a display case I put together to get the word out.