A Glimpse Into the Daily Workings of an Artist's Studio.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

All Finished!

A terrific day of printing and I'm delighted with the results!  The artwork always seems to gain momentum once I begin printing the darker colors.
All the stencils fit beautifully, (I'm finally getting pretty good at this after 40 years) and the weather and humidity contributed to a hassle free finish.
I feel very satisfied with the finished product and must immediately begin my next commission which is going to be a little different.  Stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Great Day for Printing

Low humidity and moderate temperatures all added up to a very productive day of printing.  Looks like I'll be putting the finishing touches on this commission on Thursday.  I've got another new commission waiting in the wings that I know you'll enjoy.  Stay tuned.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Another Good Printing Session

After a very good day of printing, my image is beginning to come together nicely.  This blue was the last of what I call my "lighter colors".  From here on in I'll be printing the darker colors which will expand the perspective and contrast and really make the image "pop".  No printing today, but I will be cutting stencils (which are now becoming more intricate), so I can have a productive printing day tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Still Rolling

I printed the next four colors and today will be a day of cutting stencils in preparation for a big printing day tomorrow.  Faces are always a challenge because I must use two colors to represent an almost infinite range of skin tones.  In this print I feel real good about the colors I have mixed and printed for the face.  Working this small,  I always have to be careful to not over think and then over design the face.  Simply put, less is usually more.
Stay tuned for more.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On A Roll Again

I apologize for posting two days worth of printing at one time.  This brand new commission is two subjects I love, portraits and cars.  I'll be printing the next days in the studio and posting as I go, so come back and visit to see my progress.  The little red stencil has got to be one of the smallest I've ever printed, but every color is important.