Rod, my friend of 20 years and his girlfriend of two weeks, Elizabeth, came down in early June and allowed me to photograph them them… A LOT of interesting images came from that afternoon, including this one which I loved for its quiet contrast between her light and somewhat inflated figure in motion and his […]
I think this image is pretty much a wooden sort of homage to Bonnard — another print of the same setup is much more like a Cezanne still-life, but this one harkens to Bonnard in my mind. It’s 22 shades of blue-gray are very close together, and I was primarily interested in contrasting the smooth […]
This is an early portrait of my primary model, Sarah, whose image appears again and again in these pages. This is a detail from an image of her full standing figure made about ten years ago. I have been looking forward to printing this for a long time, but have lacked the skills I felt […]
Mia reduction print — carved on my new CNC machine — very interesting thing about this one might be the weirdly reduction carved block?
This is the image which should have been printed from these blocks But it turned out that my radical method of dividing the color areas in those blocks was too difficult to control during printing and the result was singularly unappealing to me. So I recarved 15 large blocks as if they were reductions, and […]
In this print I not only appreciate the quiet moment portrayed, but wished especially to challenge myself with the pinstripe pattern in Danielle’s robe. I was ecstatic when the tiny sections of stripes in each block were accurately registered during printing into a believable image. Whoopee! But the most beautiful areas of the print may […]
Just thought I’d let you know that I have a new carving “assistant”! I tell her exactly what to do and how to do it, and she goes to it! She’s GREAT! Fast, too! Yesterday she carved 24 — yes, you heard me right — TWENTY-FOUR — pretty complex chuban blocks for me and they […]
“Jessica Reclining (rear)”, February 29, 2004, woodblock print – 16 state reduction of Spanish cedar plank, dry pigment and neri-zumi in paste of rice starch on Iwano Ichibei hosho, 24 sheets printed. Partially printed with the wonderful new Korokoro Baren, and partially with my favorite hon-baren.
“Jessica Reclining”, February 3, 2004, woodblock print – 17 state reduction, sumi on Iwano Ichibei hosho, Edition of 20 (24 sheets printed). Pigment is sumi — Baren Mall Neri-zumi dense, flat, very concentrated — mixed into rice starch paste. Partially printed with the wonderful new Korokoro Baren also from Baren Mall, and partially with my […]
Another mostly failed attempt to realize a full-color woodcut. The source was a water-color self portrait I painted a few years ago. The reduction print was carved from three blocks in various reductions. A ‘yellow’ block was carved and printed three times, a ‘blue’ block was carved and printed four times, and a ‘red’ block […]