Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chicago Beach

To all my NYC area friends and supporters: if you're out and about tonight, come check out Manhattan Graphics Center's Juried Show opening! My print Chicago Beach will be on display.

Manhattan Graphics Center
Reception: July 14, 6:30-8:30pm
250 W. 40th St., 5th floor
NYC 10018

On view through August 31st.

Chicago Beach, etching, 2011

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New studies

I'm experimenting with some new surfaces. I bought a sheet of dibond aluminum panel and am sanding it and painting directly on it. I love how the metal shines and changes depending on how it is lit.  

 Bethlehem study
Oil on aluminum, 4x8 in

I have also been experimenting with collagraph, which is a form of printmaking where you print from a raised surface on a plate. I paint the image on the plate with matte medium mixed with carborundum (grit). It dries quickly leaving a raised textured surface which holds ink and produces a beautiful embossed image.

Collagraph print study
12x12 in