Sunday, July 8, 2018

Resting Horse #1 (Original Collagraph)


The first of three horse pieces I plan on completing. I had a hard time with this one.  I am hoping the next two come together more easily.
Image size is 16" x 20"
Paper size is 18.5" x 21.5"
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Black-capped Chickadee on Orange #1 (original collagraph of bird)


If you are interested in more background information on this piece please read the information provided with the black and white version in the preceding post. Since I created a new plate for the black and white version I couldn't stop there.  I started with a yellow background and then created another plate to print an orange texture on top of the yellow. I found the orange to be a bit much so I created another plate and printed a yellow texture on top of the orange.
Image size is 6" x 9"
Paper size is 8.25" x 11"
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Black-capped Chickadee #2 (original black and white bird collagraph)


A number of years ago I created two color versions of a chickadee. The original background was blue and later I experimented with a green background. Recently one of my clients requested a black and white version. As a result I decided to create a new plate using some old and new textures in the hopes that the black and white version would stand on its own.
Image size is 6" x 9"
Paper size is 8.25" x 11"
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tupie #2 - Welsh Corgie - Collagraph

This is the final dog collagraph in this grouping. My good friend Diane has had Tupie for many years now. She adopted her after Tupie was done with her days competing in shows. Quite some time ago Diane sent me some really great photos of this critter so when I started working on this project I knew this would be one of my challenges. As in the most recent dog portraits I created a lot of plates and printed many layers of color and texture to get to this point.  Who knows, this may change again, but this is where I will leave it for now.
Image size is 16" x 20"
Paper size is 18.5" x 21.5"
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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ben #3 - Mixed Media

This is the second of three dog pieces I have been working on.  This happens to be the third of three versions of this piece. In the first print of this series I started by gluing tissue paper to lay out some of the areas of color and then I created a separate plate to print the dog and some of the other textures. In this case I did not start with tissue paper, but printed color on the dog and background first. The next step was to print the textured B&W plate. Following this step I started layering texture and color in the border. I created a fourth plate to print additional texture on the dog.  The final step was to add tissue paper which defined the fabric. This keeps changing so it could change again.  The blue seems a little too bold.  I am tired of looking at it so here it is for now.  I need to move on for a while.
My sister just might recognize this guy.
Image size is 16" x 20"
Paper size is 18.5" x 21.5"
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Welcome to the Farm #10 - Mixed Media

This is the first of three dog pieces I have been working on.  I started by gluing tissue paper to lay out some of the color areas and then used an existing plate to print the dog and some of the other textures. Finally I added the border by printing multiple layers of color.
The original piece, a black and white collagraph, was inspired by a photo my sister took of a black lab named Dusk. He reminds me of my Peschi.
Image size is 16" x 20"
Paper size is 18.5" x 21.5"
If you have any questions please email me.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Rockfish # 1 & #2 (Mixed Media)


Above are the last two fish I have been working on in this group.  Colored tissue paper was glued to the paper prior to printing the textured plate (black ink).  I printed multiple layers of color on the border of each print. On to finish up the dogs next.
Image size is 12.5" x 20"
Paper size is 15" x 24"
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