Here is a quick stop-motion film I made screen printing the piece at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative for the Blue Moon Artist Series…
I have some exciting news!
My screen print has been selected as one of 20 pieces nation-wide to be featured on Blue Moon Artist Series labels, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Blue Moon Brewing Co. Here is the original print:
Now featured on a limited-edition Blue Moon Artist Series label…
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So, there is a little contest to this…
To support me and my work, please visit Blue Moon’s fb page and simply * LIKE * my piece:
here is the link – http://on.fb.me/1KDop7Q
The top 10 pieces with highest number of likes are eligible for an award. The contest goes through end of August, so feel free to share too. I sincerely appreciate your support, thank you!
Check out some of the process from creating the print…
A new print from a collection of screen prints inspired by insects and seasons.
I really enjoyed designing this image, particularly researching and sketching the many patterns and geometry of grasshoppers.
The final is a 27″ x 21″ three-color screen print on Stonehenge paper. It was initially hand drawn in pen and ink, then screen printed in a limited edition of 20. Close-ups and initial process roughs are below.
It is now available in my etsy shop :)
I teach a Print Basics class at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative on Tuesday nights. It is a very full class but somehow everyone manages to make it despite the snow and subzero temps… we have a lot of fun! and snacks! :D
Anyway, this week everyone rocked it! I have to post about it. Here is a photo and video of Casey Engel, my badass TA, showing off some of her relief prints and blocks. Afterwards we got the carving and printing demos… I will be posting some of the prints next week.
These were so much fun to design and print…
I’ve been busy in the studio, finishing up a new collection of screen prints.
These four new prints are based on E.T.A Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King”. The illustrations were completed for a graphic anthology of classic children’s stories, coming out in Spring 2015 from Seven Stories Press, New York.
I chose The Nutcracker, because the original story by Hoffmann is actually much darker and weirder than the later, more well-known version by Dumas.
Below is a peek at some of the process. The images are originally drawn in brush & india ink, then screen printed by hand in four ink colors in limited editions.
These are now available for purchase in my etsy shop ~ and make great handmade, holiday gifts too! :)
Check it out here: * The Nutcracker Collection on Etsy *
The Seven-Headed Mouse King
The Doll Kingdom
The Doll Kingdom (detail)
printing The Nutcracker, final color
Beginning next month, Duffy O’Connor and I will be co-teaching the relief printmaking class at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Duffy is full-time faculty at Harrington College of Design, where he teaches drawing, design fundamentals, and relief printmaking.
For this class, we will be covering everything from single to multi-color relief prints on wood and linoleum, printing by both hand and press, transferring images, and much more. Here are the details:
Fundamentals of Relief Printmaking
Mondays, June 3 – July 22, 2013
8 weeks, 6 – 9pm
For more info, sign up/share, visit: CPC Class Schedule
Here we are working on a woodcut for the poster, which we designed and carved ourselves. We even printed some of the posters using handmade ink!
Final woodcut poster, 11″ x 17″ (click for larger):
Pigment is thoroughly mixed with Burnt Plate Oil No. 3 to create rich and smooth printing ink.
A quick update on my artist residency at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative…
I wanted to a series of relief woodcuts based around a story I wrote some time ago. When I finish, there will be ten woodcut prints and a story page. Overall, it has been a slow, learning process, but it is exciting to see it start coming together.
detail of printed page, The Physician