Julie and Glen

It felt great to finish yet another print yesterday. With technically 10 done, there are two left to start. This morning I went through dog images waiting in the queue. My sister-in-law Lois, has had some great dogs in their house over the years. Recently they lost Julie, a wonderful old yellow lab. Lois keepsContinue reading “Julie and Glen”

Is he done yet?

The border collie named Rogue has been in the works for a year now and I’m happy to report he’s almost done! He’s certainly come a long way in the past couple of weeks. Today’s state proof is close to completion. Part of me is wanting to pop out a bit more white on hisContinue reading “Is he done yet?”

Starting Zeek

Dog Block print#5. Oh, my dear fuzzy friend Zeek.  He’s become quite a lovely Labradoodle as he’s grown up. His big brother Reggie was my second attempt at doggie block prints.  Now it’s time for this curly guy. The image was taken last fall during my dad’s wake. Working from the photo, I transferred theContinue reading “Starting Zeek”

New print start

Finally, a new print started! Below is a photo of the white screen with the initial dose of screen filler. Voila! Color! The first color down and it’s certainly peachy. We shall see how the colors shift in this image (I’m not certain at the moment which is the fun part).  You can probably tellContinue reading “New print start”

Changing screens

Today, I took a break from dealing with the estate to do another chore holding up the next print. Screen prep! My father left behind many frames for screen printing. Most are empty, some have one system for holding screens in place, others have the revised method. Four screens still have images of his workContinue reading “Changing screens”

Mystery Screen: color 4

It’s not much of a mystery any more. Yes, this color certainly brought out the “dog” in the print. I’ve been having fun working with the same container of ink but just altering the values as I go. Add a little more blue, more red, more extender and there ya go. Mr “Counter Surfer” extraordinaireContinue reading “Mystery Screen: color 4”

Mystery screen: color 3

Here is color 3: Since this is the beginning of the year and I’m trying to get myself better organized, I’ve started to finally keep notes on paper I like for printmaking. So far, my preference is leaning heavily to BFK Rives for screen and etching processes. It accepts ink evenly yet continues to layContinue reading “Mystery screen: color 3”

Another print in progress

Here are the first two colors of a reduction screen print. I’m not going to say what the subject happens to be. You’ll just have to wait to find out. Hopefully it actually turns out ok… if not, you might not see the rest of it! 🙂 This is my newly acquired drying rack system.Continue reading “Another print in progress”

Unseen Natives: wrapping things up

This is my adventure into creating an art installation for the Art in Rural Storefronts project sponsored by The Arts Center of Corvallis. ARS serves regional audiences in Linn and Benton Counties by bringing innovative, thought- provoking art projects to rural communities that lack spaces dedicated to contemporary/non-commercial art.  Three artists  were chosen to participate. Continue reading “Unseen Natives: wrapping things up”

Unseen Natives: Saturday antics

 This is my adventure into creating an art installation for the Art in Rural Storefronts project sponsored by The Arts Center of Corvallis. ARS serves regional audiences in Linn and Benton Counties by bringing innovative, thought- provoking art projects to rural communities that lack spaces dedicated to contemporary/non-commercial art.  Three artists  were chosen to participate. Continue reading “Unseen Natives: Saturday antics”