Today I completed a LOOOOONG project — the painting of fellow artist Peregrine Honig in black and white acrylics over sumi-painted and gilded paper. It’s somewhat larger than life. I first painted the paper black with sumi ink. Then I gilded the clothing area in silver leaf. My plan was to paint black on the [...]
Today I completed this (little bit scary) portrait of my Mom (Joanne) painting in white and black Golden Liquid Acrylics over paper tinted blue-gray using dilute sumi and prussian blue applied to the paper by wiping with a sponge. This and the previous painting of ‘Lee’ completed a few days ago are experiments in the [...]
‘LEE’ 2009, 35×21 inches, acrylic painting on tinted paper
“Jim“, 2008, 43.25 x 30 inches, lithograph from seven plates on BFK Tan paper is available for $1,800 from Lawrence Lithography Workshop edition of 26 (or place your ON-LINE ORDER HERE). Collections: Springfield Museum of Art, Beach Museum of Art, The Collectors Fund, Consumer Growth Partners At the opening of the Kemper Museum “Backstage Pass” [...]
“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 [...]
“Fixing Hair”, January 5, 2004, 21.75 x 7.35 inches, woodblock print – 23 state reduction, Prussian Blue and Sumi on Iwano Ichibei hosho, Edition of 20 (28 sheets printed).
“Endangered Species” print exchange for Baren Forum Traditional hanga technique. I carved eight blocks, four from shina plywood, and four from birch plywood. I used three Windsor/Newton watercolors, transparent yellow, quinacidrone magenta, prussian blue, plus prepared sumi and printed VERY dry on VERY lightweight kitakata paper. I wasn’t up to carving the tiny little words, [...]
I made three large woodcut ‘scrolls’ in September of 1999. Two of them were installed in the Zen Garden Room I designed and built for the UMB Technology Center in Kansas city. Two of the prints were similar (I kept one for myself), and the third was twice as wide. I had already cut a bunch [...]