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

Friday, January 6, 2012

Leafing It Until the End

 Printed two green leafy stencils this morning and then cut the stencil for the black branches and printed it this evening after the green had dried.

This edition (only 50) was a pleasure to print from the very beginning.  Couple the great temperatures with the low humidity and it was perfect printing weather.  For those of you watching the blog I'm going to offer this print for $250 until I officially publish it February 1 at $325, additionally I'll add a 30 X 24 inch white rag mat and free shipping.
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I'm am really in a printing mood, so I'm going to design another piece right away.  Stay tuned.

Turning Over More Leaves

Three more colors printed, orange, brown and lavender (upper left hand side).  Spent all yesterday evening cutting the final leaf stencil.  This will really change the color balance and set the piece up for finish this afternoon.

Getting ready to go into the print room now and print the next stencil, which I'll post this evening.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Been Leafing All Day

Cutting and printing leaves all day today.  The first stencil was a yellow orange ochre and the last was a light yellow green.  Going to add more leaves tomorrow. (orange, brown, lavender, and darker green) and then I'll put in the branches in black.  Stay tuned

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Leave it to me

This is a photo of my completed lacquer stencil before I adhere it to the screen to print.  I'm real pleased with how nice it came out after only about seven hours of cutting.  I feel good about the time invested because I know I'm going to print this stencil twice!

Here's the print after the first appication. It's a light yellow tan printed as the undercoat.  You'll notice that even though the ink is mostly white, it's still not completely opaque.  But as a base coat it's perfect.

Notice how nice the green overprint looks over the tan. It's totally opaque with no show through. 

Now, over the next few days, I'll begin to add some color to the leaves, overprinting this nice solid base.
Stay tuned.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Black & Dark Grey Done Today

Finished the house today and will now begin cutting the stencils for the leaves,
(see preliminary pencil pattern).
The first stencil will be the most complex, as the underprinting for all the other colors.  I love taking on the challenge of such an extensive stencil.

I have no idea how long this will take, so I'll get started and post as soon as I'm ready  to print.  Stay tuned; I'm going to get real colorful, real fast.

If you're wondering what those two little spots of dark red are; they're leaves.  I just couldn't bare to leave them off .

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Three Colors Printed

This weekend,  I printed a small grey stencil, a yellow stencil and a dark maroon stencil.  I'm going to cut a dark grey stencil and a black stencil today and will plan to print them tomorrow.

Then the real fun will begin with the cutting of the huge stencils for the leaves.  Stay tuned.