This blog is devoted to my collagraphs and monotypes
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Skiff in the Fog #1 (Monotype of Turqoise Trimmed Boat)
Skiff in the Fog #1 Image Size: 4.25" x 7.5" Paper Size: 5.5" x 9"
Whenever I need to adjust the pressure on my press I run a test. I have been looking at this photo my sister posted recently for quite some time and thought I would try to do something with it. What a nice change from those crazy collagraphs I have been working on.
Thirty years ago I started my exploration of techniques and use of color both in printmaking and in painting. While first at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and then at Washington University in St. Louis I learned printmaking techniques including lithography, block printing and etching and was later introduced to collagraphy. Coupled with an intensive curiosity about the printmaking techniques came a great interest in exploring spatial relationships and volume with my oil painting work.
My subject matter has tended toward still lives. My early work was predominately about pottery and reflections and their inter-relationships. These provided a good avenue to explore color and play with spatial relationships. Color is all important.
Over the past 15 years I have exhibited my work in numerous major cities and am included in many corporate collections. A sampling of the corporations that have purchased my work include: Allied Signal Corp., Cigna, Citicorp, Marriott Corp. and PepsiCo, Inc.