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Phew! Cracked It!

2 Nov

test ink 3a

Finally, all the teccie, geeky stuff has been sorted. I did a third test block, carving a fraction of my final design onto a shard of MDF, coating it three times with a 50:50 mix of shellac and methylated spirits, inking it up with Cranfield Caligo Safewash Relief ink and printing it, using a Japanese baren, onto Hosho paper. PHEW!!!!!! Cracked it!

This is a first, trial, proof which shows me if the carving is satisfactory. I can see where I need to cut more away around the lettering and maybe increase the ‘scales’ around the dragons eye, but it’s not too bad at all for a first proof.

This is another stage in my commission for Sky Arts ART50, you can read more about it here

sky-arts art 50 mash up

 

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Andis Applewhite: New Additions to the AP/RC

2 Nov

I really like these woodcut prints, very contemporary approach to an ancient technique

Artist Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection ● AP/RC ● Art Division of the Museum of Texas Tech University

Andis Applewhite stopped by this summer to visit the AP/RC, talk, and drop off some artwork and related materials for her archive. In addition to six woodcuts and three trace monotypes, Applewhite left with the AP/RC some test sheets exploring colors, textures and shapes as well as several registration prints.  She lives most of the year in Houston but also has a farm and studio in northern Texas where, among other things, she cultivates wine grapes.

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