Thursday, October 31, 2013
I'm going to slowly begin populating that area with hundreds of little tiny people until we have a crowd.
The black is the base upon which I'll be printing brighter, lighter colors. This will diffuse the intensity of the lighter colors to create the effect for which I'm hoping. Still, a very long way to go and lots of little stencils to come. Should be a very interesting progression. I can't wait.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The sign on the face of the building provided me with a real cutting challenge as the letters, rendered in vanishing perspective got smaller and harder to cut as they got farther from me. I ended up with a magnifying lamp straining to cut the last "er" in Center and fortunately, I succeeded.
We'll be involved in a "round the clock frame-a-thon" for the next few days in addition to preparing for the Lake Anne Festival this Saturday and Sunday in Reston, Virginia. This is shaping up to be a terrific show that I think you'll enjoy. If you're available, please plan to come by and say "Hello". For those of you that came out to McLean this past Sunday, many thanks for making my show a terrific one. This little show just gets better and better each year. I've got an exciting new project to share with you if I can just get through the next two weeks of art festivals.
Monday, October 7, 2013
I can tell you reliably that this stencil came out beautifully in spite of the awful printing conditions experienced today at my studio in Washington Grove. In fact, when I opened the window the wind blew rain right into the print room, forcing me to quickly close the window and turn on the air conditioner. The air conditioner, confused by the fact that the room was already seventy degrees, labored valiantly to remove the humidity from the air and create a perfect printing climate all day long. Please click on this photo to get a detailed look at how much hand work I accomplished on this stencil. I promise to photograph and post the finished print first thing tomorrow( Wednesday) morning so you can see the fruit of my labors.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
I'm loading the van today for the McLean ARTfest which is all day Sunday. Hope you can come out and see me.
Stay tuned for the final chapter of this printing marathon.
Friday, October 4, 2013
What a difference a day makes.
As the day got hotter, the ink began to dry in the screen so I turned on the air conditioner. As the room got cooler the dryness in the room allowed the squeege to create static electricity on the screen, which caused the ink to jump (you had to be there). So I opened the window to allow in some humidity, which eliminated the static electricity. Oh, the trials of a printmaker.
Still, all in all, a very productive day as you can see. Stay tuned.