Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Crows to Camels! (3rd off the hand press)

Okay, I went to the camel farm and saw all these really fascinating animals and then I was trying to get something on paper
to just get started back into making art.  It's very hard to get back to work after a move for some reason.  I dunno, dragging yourself half way across the world shouldn't be that big a deal, right?  On my own defense, I am getting better, I mean this is only my 4th week and  I have already produced something, questionable as it may be, that's pretty good considering it's usually taken a year or two to get back in the studio in the past after a major move like this! I'm feeling pretty good about that! This is not really what I had in mind for camel interpretation but I learned some things.  This is the first time I have worked directly with a brush painting an image on the plate.  I used a piece of Bahraini news paper as a Chine Colle' collage piece and unfortunately don't have any spray adhesive due to the fact that the shipping company wont' ship anything under pressure. Imagine that!  So, I used matt medium which is sort of wet and it made the paper stick to the plate instead of the printing paper.  I had to rewind and repress then heat the back of the paper with a hair dryer to get the  collage background piece to adhere to the paper and let go of the plate.  Ahhh, printing on the cutting edge!  LOL!  I feel sort of like the McGuiver of my personal art corner.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Seriously distracting view from my new studio!

Will have to get used to this view so I don't just stand gaping out the window with my mouth open all day.  LOL!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Greetings from Bahrain

Sorry for the long delay between posts. Have moved to Bahrain.  New art as soon as I get my studio set up.
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