Posts Tagged ‘printmaking’

Woodcut exhibit at St. Mary’s College

July 27, 2009


Panel of artists and collectors on wood and lino cut prints

Panel of artists and collectors on wood and lino cut prints

Excellent show! “California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints”, at the Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California. I hate to admit it, but I had never been there before. It’s quit beautiful and the gallery is terrific. Art Hazelwood spent the past five years curating a most excellent, interesting, and informative show!


“Polar 2” struggles

December 17, 2008

polar21Today I began my first color trials for the print I’m calling polar 2. You can see the 3 polymer photo etched plates above. On the left they’ve been inked in black but not wiped. They’re sitting on a magnetic sheet so they won’t slip around. In the center image they’ve been wiped with tarleton, a stiff cheese cloth, and are ready to print. On the right are the 3 plexi plates for adding color. They were cut to match the polymer plates exactly, but after I beveled them, they no longer match. Off by about 1/16th-1/8th inch. Plus, my beveling tool grabbed the plexi making little divets in it. So it’s back to TAP Plastics for re-cutting and professional beveling. I pulled 2 proofs today, both of which were unsuccessful but instructive.  In addition to the mis-matched plates, the color was too opaque Days like this feel like failure, but they provide important feedback.