Wednesday, May 11, 2011

if nothing else-

Oh yeah! Even though I am bummed about the portrait hiatus I need to take in order to let "the frosting dry," I am VERY happy about the edition of H2D mini posters I finished screening last week:

hand-screened black and metallic gold Speedball ink on pearl grey card stock from Detroit's own Millcraft Paper!
5.25 x 8, edition of 25

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's really not a problem, Chuck.

"I found myself applying first aid to paintings and saving little precious areas that I loved, but couldn't be ruthless enough to paint out anything so that when the whole painting was full of precious areas that I couldn't afford to paint out, I was done. The problem was the painting wasn't conceived as a whole; it never came together; it was just a series of fractured elements that I happened to like."

-Chuck Close

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

out forever

School is over! But I'm still working. I figure if I can keep using my studio and whatever other facilities, why shouldn't I? After a wildly unsuccessful semester of screen printing, I'm finally getting better at it-

These are images of the Temple Bar from the (I think) forties and sixties. The two men behind the bar are George's father and his uncle. The young man in front of the bar is George when he was 6. You can see the originals here