Saturday, April 14, 2012

a black bird

Grackle, blackbird, crow, starling. I used grackles as references but for those who aren't so familiar with birds, he could be any of the many black ones that are always poking around. Acrylic, 11"x14".

Like the barn owl in my previous post, he is on found wood. There are several more in the works, as well as some woodcuts.

FOR SALE. email for additional photos/information: albinosquid@gmail(dotcom)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

barn owl

Last but not least, I made a painting last night. Acrylic on found wood.

barn owl
progress photos. forgive the crappy photoshop mash-up

FOR SALE. email for additional photos/information: albinosquid@gmail(dotcom)

another letterpress class

This was a full day class incorporating text, block, and multiple color registration on the Vandercook press. 

The print is collaborative, with each student carving their own blocks under instruction. Mine is the center block.

the first color. it's a blend roll
blocks inked up with the second color
there were 4 paper colors
discussing and trouble-shooting registration issues
the last one got printed upside-down. kind of neat effect.
not shown: print on  pumpkin colored paper
without the blend roll
my block.
i was naughty and didn't clean it off, but i'm not going to be printing it again, and it looks so nice with the blue

quiet, but not idle

Updates here and at my flea market blog have been few and far between but I've been keeping busy.

First order of business: garden mural commission. The client saw this pastel drawing and contacted me.

Waiting to hear yea or nay on these sketches: