What a wonderful surprise when John O’Brien called from Dolphin Frames to let me know that the framing of five of my new (large) works were done — Justin and Greg came by a short while later to deliver the things and here they are all wrapped up in their milky protective plastic wrapping and […]
You asked about how I mix and apply pigment… When printing very pale colors, I generally add pigment dispersion or dry pigment to rice paste or methyl cellulose, mix well, and then dab that onto the damp block and brush out. For more saturated colors, I mix a substantial amount of dry pigment into a […]
This morning I pulled the final impressions of my first 77×42 inch woodblock print using my new press… Not bad for a first attempt, actually, but I believe I can greatly improve with more practice! Registration appears to be pretty close to dead-on, thanks to paper maker Iwano Ichibei’s having rocked the paper mold lengthwise […]
The Large Press installation is almost done now! This week I’m cutting the final parts — the vacuum plenum for the press itself… This is a somewhat complicated task it turns out, but I believe I’ve got it figured out. I’ve successfully moved my ShopBot CNC machine from the 3rd to the 1st floor… After […]
The McNeese National Works On Paper exhibition of 40 prints was selected by juror Annette DiMeo Carlozzi from over 800 entries. My 30 x 21 inch woodblock print “Anthony” received the “Bank One Purchase Award” of $1,200, entered the permanent collection of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and was reproduced on the cover […]
Three small prints from a single block set. After printing, each was cut out and folded into a fancy tissue, then enclosed in a gift envelope. When we visited Japan, I presented these as small gifts to everyone who was kind to us — the reactions were usually a bit hilarious — I’m not too […]
“Lily & Sarah (Spring Becomes Summer)”, August 17, 2004, 9 x 8 inches, woodblock print from 32 cherry plywood blocks, dry pigments in rice flour paste on Iwano Ichibei hosho, 48 sheets printed — another failed attempt to realize ‘full color’ in a woodcut.
“Danielle”, August 9, 2004, 22 x 8 inches, woodblock print from 16 cherry plywood blocks, dry pigment and charcoal in paste of rice starch on Iwano Ichibei hosho, 16 sheets printed.
“Rod”, August 5, 2004, 30 x 21 inches, woodblock print from 16 cherry plywood blocks, dry pigment and neri-zumi in paste of rice starch on Iwano Ichibei hosho, 12 sheets printed, permanent collection of China Art Museum, Shanghai, PRC.
“Jessica on dark drapery”, July 1, 2004, 10 x 15 inches, woodblock print from 16 cherry plywood blocks, dry pigment and neri-zumi in paste of rice starch on Iwano Ichibei hosho, 16 sheets printed.