September 29, 2009
I have been doing a little framing for some new and old work. The one is a thank you gift and the three make up my work for a group show of local "artists" from a recent gallery walk.
The one frame on the left has no mat because I miscut the one piece that I had left. I sprayed a board black with an airbrush and then mounted the drawing directly too it. I think that it works alright due to the deckled edges of the heavy paper. A good mat cutter is coming soon. I can feel it.
September 22, 2009
I spent yesterday working for Ted Prescott who is a sculpturist and a newly retired professor from Messiah College (I was lucky enough to be in several of his classes). He gave me a skull from a trip of his that he took to a ranch in Nevada. We were not sure of the animal but Mr. Prescott thinks it might be a dog.
Alan E. Cober collected skulls and used drawings of them in his illustration work which makes me like them a bit more.
September 17, 2009
September 11, 2009
Since I have been done with school (for now) I have been working on a way to make etchings on zinc at home. It is easier than I imagined it would be. I prefer etching over drypoint and engraving and I certainly prefer working on metal plates over plexiglas. Here is a working proof.
This is sort of a side not but I did heat the plate up with a hairdryer prior to adding the ink and makes spreading and wiping the ink simply awesome.