It's been a while since I had a steady stream of work time at the studio. My press has been calling to me.
I have started another reduction "Calaca" print for my friend, Carlos Barberena's print exchange.
While laying out the color separations I came across a happy accident that I'm going to experiment more with.
The marker drawings I made onto the linoleum transferred once I rolled some ink onto the block. The result was a monotype of sorts. The effect looks like I've already printed out the other two color layers. Too bad the marker transfer faded out after a few passes. Still something to consider for future play.
painter, printmaker, music lover, son, brother, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin...
I’m not a writer but I’ve been trying to keep track of my thoughts and working process in this blah-g for a few reasons:
1) In an effort to demystify the art making/creating misconceptions one might have, such as, art comes from some vacuum. My perceptions of life and my environment inspire and inform my art and it takes great effort at times to process all the information.
2) I get asked the same questions by many people about what I do. I don’t mind answering, really, but I'd rather be working in the studio on my art than answering questions about my art. Now I can just say “Go read my blog.”