Thursday, January 26, 2023

Many Layers

I don't consciously think about layers. I just add and add and add.  But I've seen and heard that 'layers' term so often. I am just making things more complex, more complicated. So that piece on the table from last night's post got a coating of color. This became a more useful piece.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

End of the Day

The gloves are off, and so am I. The white lines were made with soy wax on a silkscreen. The color was scraped afterward. It'll be a great piece to use in the Line, Shape, Setting workshop in February 7 and 9. There's just a few spots left.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Whatever Is That?

Every so often there appears something that looks like mold on the surface of the print -- a kind of white residue. This image is before washing. Not to be concerned, it is the soda ash migrating to the surface. It's all out when washed. (Just in case you had this show up in your own works). 

Monday, January 23, 2023

Before and After

I love to record the progress of the piece. If nothing else, taking that photo gets you to slow down a moment, to see what you can change, before you plow back in and print more. These are about a day apart, and the second is washed and pressed. So different.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

My Glamorous Life

Floating in a bucket of hot soapy water are a dozen or more foam roller heads. Seems like I forget I already own this many when I purchase new. Thought it might be time to give a good soak and dry before tomorrow's printing class. This is the maintenance that never is factored into time on a finished piece, sigh.


Saturday, January 21, 2023

Night Out

Last night was the Little Café for live music and light dinner. This café features independent artists throughout the year, each month bringing new art. I can't think of another place that does this in Rochester, so I'm happy to patronize. And happy for the break.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Managing the Team

The beginning of a new piece means it's time for a meetup. So the team is assembled to see if each player is pulling its weight. And to see who is behaving and who is not. I'll bring a few more pieces to the studio on my next visit.  


Thursday, January 19, 2023

Line 'Em Up

Today the Printing Under the Influence workshop was screen printing, so many demos and many screens. These were the soy wax ones and a print hangs above using the middle screen. I think I've found a new friend in that motif. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Time for Screens

Printing Under the Influence continues Thursday with a crash course review of silk screening. I have at least 3 dozen frames, but still had a tough time deciding which would be 'scrubbed' and remade for demos on applications of resists. Hey -- I think I have more in storage! Phew.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Just Visiting

 On loan to my daughter, this is in the guest room. So when I visit I can wake up to me. Keep in mind the ceiling height is 8 1/2 feet high. So it's big. 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Time Off

I went skating. Yes, I found new unused muscles that burned a bit, but no falls, no scrapes, no goals. I've skated casually since I was allowed out of the house. Then, our nearest bit of water was Ellicott Creek, and that had water flowing under the ice. This was tame, and I'll say smooooooth, by comparison.