Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Grisaille: Songs on the Black and White Keys

This is the front of the invitation for an interesting show at the Charles Taylor Center in Hampton, Virginia.
The reception was last Sunday and the show continues until October 6. My etching "Jackrabbit" is one of the artworks in the show. All of the works are black, white and/or gray and because there are at least 90 works in the show, there are all sorts of styles and media to view and enjoy. Check it out if you can!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Park on Printers' Row in Chicago

When I was in Chicago recently, I saw this little park on Printers' Row, an area of Chicago very close to downtown where a lot of printing and publishing companies used to be. Now there are mostly residential spaces like lofts. But I thought the letters in this park were very clever - just like letters for letterpress printing. And backward! Of course a printmaker like myself would love them! Very cool.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sketch for a New Etching

I've been working on this sketch for a new etching. Usually I like to make a sketch before I begin, so at least I can get a feeling for what the design that I want will look like. Also, I feel that I will have a better end result without as many corrections to the plate. That can be really frustrating and time-consuming! I would like to try something spontaneous someday though - no drawing! Just go for it!