Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Another old Drawing

Just out of art school I did a number of drawings I like to call monumental drawings. I was drawing on roll paper either 42", 60", or 80" wide. I used a lot of charcoal pastels and sidewalk chalk. I also used spray paint, water color and india ink. This image was called the creation of man and started as a study of my arm across the middle of the page.

"Creation of Man", Chalk, charcoal, pastel on Paper, 60"x50.25", 1988

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Too Cool

This print was started about 10 years ago. The red background and purple shirt are applied differently in each print. The color parts were pinned to the wall for 9 out of the last ten years and I only finished this print last week adding the tan to the face and the black final pressing. As always hand printed without a press.

"Too Cool", 5.5"tx4"w, Wood cut print, Four color print, finished 2007, Edition of 9.

Friday, November 23, 2007

New drawing of a tree

"Tree with Rectangle Sun" Pastel and Charcoal on Rives BFK White paper, 22"Tx30"W, 2007/11/23

Thursday, November 22, 2007


This is the next little print I have completed. I started flash drying the oil based ink with a heat gun between blocks, which allows me to pull colors the same day. Interesting to note how the ink changes color under 600 degree heat. I'll be using that in upcoming prints after I do some more experimenting.

"Charles", 3.5"x2.5", 5 color linoleum block print, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Next Drawing in Color Study Series

"Tree with Red Sky" Pastel and Charcoal on Rives BFK White paper, 22"Tx30"W, 2007/11/08


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Linoleum Print, Trading Card Size

I continue to work on trading card sized Linoleum and Wood cut prints. It is interesting to test the small size format rather than my favored large size work. Here are two recent prints to contemplate.

"Nauhm", 3.5"Tx2.5"W Linoleum block Print, three color print, 2007

"The back of Andy's Head", 2.5"Tx3.5"W Wood block Print, Four block print 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Tree with Yellow Sky

Here is the first in new series of color studies I am working on. "Tree with yellow Sky" Pastel and Charcoal on Rives BFK White paper, 22"Tx30"W, 2007/11/04

Friday, November 2, 2007

Day of the Dead Opening Reception at Altered Esthetics

I will be at the opening reception for the "Day of the Dead" show at Altered Esthetics gallery tonight from 7-9:00PM. There are over 50 local and international artist involved. The gllery is at 1224 Quincy in Minneapolis.

More little Prints

Both of these prints are based on the same image as my previos post "You drafted my Daddy" below. I have been working on the small print size, specifically the trading card size for a couple weeks. There are more to come.

"Crosshair", 3.5Tx2.5"W Linoleum block Print, Two block print 2007

"Which War do you Trust", 3.5Tx2.5"W Linoleum block Print, Two block print 2007