Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Printed the last two colors and now the edition is finished.
It took me hours to cut out the ten commandments in Hebrew.
I'm beginning a project today which will be
the new Safeway at the corner of Bradley Boulevard and
Arlington Road in Bethesda. When we moved to Chevy
Chase in 1970 we lived two blocks from the Safeway.
Look for the new posts soon.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I'm cutting the black stencil which contains a lot of detail and will print both today to finish the edition.
I'll be cutting the ten commandments in Hebrew onto the tablets which somehow seems a little symbolic today.
Stay tuned; I'll post the finished print this evening.
I'll be in Baltimore this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timmonium, participating in the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. The first thing I always do after I set up my booth on Thursday, is to go by Glauber's Candies and purchase a pound of dark chocolate nonpareils.
That's usually enough to get me through the weekend at the show.
Friday, September 23, 2011
I'm hoping to finish the print on Monday or Tuesday, at the latest.
Amazingly, with all this rain and dampness, I've been able to maintain a perfect temperature and humidity in the print room. The paper continues to be crisp and registration almost perfect.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Stay tuned for more.
I'll be attending the "Hyattsville Arts Festival" this Saturday from 11 - 5 PM on Route 1 and Jefferson Street in Hyattsville. Come by and say "Hello".
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A very productive day on a brand new commission. The subject is the beautiful Historic Synagogue at the corner of 6th and I Street, NW in Washington, DC. This piece will include an outside view as well as an interior view.
The interior will portray the Star of David stained glass window. As I'm cutting the stencils, I feel like a glass artist cutting and fitting each piece into my composition.
After only six colors, the window is already taking shape. This will be quite an amazing piece when finished, so stay tuned.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I'll be debuting the print in Richmond, on Saturday at the 43rd Street Festival.
The image size is 22 X 16 inches and I think the edition will be 70, though I'll have to inspect the edition tonight to determine the exact number.
Issue price will be $325, but I will sell for $275 at Richmond this Saturday to anyone who mentions this blog or calls the studio by Tuesday the 20th.
I'll be starting a new commission piece immediately,
so stay tuned to the blog.
Well, after a good day of printing, I'm ready to print the black stencil and finish this edition.
Took several hours last night to cut the black and thought you might enjoy seeing it before it's mounted to the screen and printed.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Hope you'll come to Richmond on Saturday for the 43rd Street Festival and see all my new work in person.
Monday, September 12, 2011
in Richmond this Saturday the 17th and preparing for the Alexandria Fine Arts Fest this past weekend has got me a little crazy. I'm printing around the clock to finish this one and start a new one, with another right behind in the production lineup.
I'm gonna cheat on this one and show you my preliminary sketch and you can see what you think.
To all of you who came out to the Alexandria Festival this weekend, it was great seeing and talking to you. What a fabulous weekend and show.
Amidst all the hard work, I enjoyed myself immensely!!!