I’ve mentioned before that I’m fascinated by Renaissance drawings on tinted paper with light and dark inks or chalk and charcoal. Here are some examples by Albrecht Durer painted in white and black with a brush on tinted paper: My kids know of my interest — for Christmas Scott and Andy gave me a variety [...]
Late last year, the Beach Museum of Art commissioned me to produce an edition of 30 prints in connection with the exhibition of my work there (which opened April 14, 2009). The prints were to be no larger than 10×15 inches and ‘suitable for family viewing.’ Bill North and I had some interesting discussions about [...]
I’m working on a short series of painted self-portraits at the moment. I’ve mounted a Paasche Flow Pencil (very much like an airbrush, only without the air — the ‘nozzle’ is conical and a needle valve seats in the nozzle in order to control the flow of paint. The Paasche is not a very high-precision [...]
Jan 22, 2007: Computer controlled paintbrush gizmo up and running as of 30 minutes ago!!! Parts for airbrush assembly – the airbrush itself is just above the angle iron with the solenoid already installed. Solenoid plunger above it, little bent aluminum airbrush retaining clips above airbrush – the angle iron gets bolted into the aluminum [...]
“Arthur” pen and ink drawing completed October 31 after 282 hours — almost 9 miles of ink line and 8 million lines of machine movement instruction. This one used a new (to me) pen with oil based ink and I’m not very fond of this pen at all. Drawn on Rives BFK paper, the paper [...]
“London” pen and ink drawing completed this morning after 208 hours — 5.83 miles of ink line (just under 1/2 inch drawn per second) . I think I like it!
My original drawing was done very quickly in pencil, then color was indicated using colored pencil. All colored areas in the prints were printed from a single block printed and reduced by carving through many printings. First the areas to remain white were removed by carving the block. then the block was printed in pale [...]
The image was lifted from a 1988 photo-ID. The title is derived from the number of self-portrait images used to make the image of me, plus 1 for the complete image itself. Since the image lives in a space 40 cells high by 40 cells wide, it’s 40 x 40 = 1600 cells in the image. Each of [...]
“Pat”, 1994, 24 x 24 inches, four color tiled plexi-block print on Rives BFK paper. Printed across four block arrangments in four litho ink colors (red, yellow, blue, black).
1976 Steve jumping (filled in) — about 400 ink-filled contours on tracing paper. (1.8mb 0:00:20 silent)