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"
If you have any questions please email me.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Skipjack Tuna 1 & 2 (Mixed Media)


As mentioned yesterday here are two more fish that I have been experimenting with.  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 and was pleasantly surprised with the border color in the second version.
Image size is 12.5" x 20"
Paper size is 15" x 24"
If you have any questions please email me.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Grouper 1 & 2 (Mixed Media)


I have been working on this project for quite some time.  Here are two newer versions of a Nassau Grouper I recently completed. In this case I used colored tissue paper prior to printing the textured plate (black ink).  I printed multiple layers of color on the border of each print.
Image size is 12.5" x 20"
Paper size is 15" x 24"
If you have any questions please email me.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Female Cardinal #1 - Original Collagraph

I finally completed a female cardinal collagraph to keep all those male cardinals I printed company.
This collagraph measures 7" x 9.25"
Paper size is 9" x 11.25"
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