I've gotten to the point that I have drawn so many birds now that I can sometimes just draw them off the top of my head. There are parts of this that I should have looked at some sort of reference, but what the hey? It's just a sketch. Now that the weather is starting to get warmer, I can hear the birds bustling about in the mornings. I've missed them and their squawking!
I had a blast in Milwaukee last week. I was overwhelmed by all of the information stacked in front of me at the SGCI printmaking conference. There were a handful of events that really inspired me...
Lastly, I was very excited to meet this well known master printmaker, Judith Solodkin. She shared her expereicenes, print techniques and some personal history during her presentation. It was an honor to be in the same room as her!
I'm already looking forward to next years conference!!
Sorry I disappeared for a bit, with the holidays and being sick I decided to slack off for two weeks. This is a hand painted lithograph I did for school. Last semester I was studying the posters of Paris that advertised performances and consumer goods, particularly by Cheret and Toulouse Lautrec. Many of the posters were of women that were surrounded with text. This is me with woodchips and metal shavings flying about. The French text translates to, your friend the printmaker hot shops studio 216. I had a lot of fun working on this print and painting it. Here's what the prints look like without paint.
I made a reduction woodcut in response to my trip to Morocco last winter. This is currently hanging in the Pulled from the Matrix exhibit at Hot Shops if you would like to see it in person. I was awestruck by all of the colorful intricate tile work all over Morocco. I had to make my own version. Here's a close up.