After trying to document this painting inside and contending with uneven lighting and terrible shadows I turned to the lessons I learned as an art student.
It is best to use natural lighting to document your work.
In the spirit of fun jobs: alum shay spaniola (BFA ‘10) started her own company, bunglo, which “promotes a healthy and meditative lifestyle by designing peaceful textiles for the eyes and soul.”
Shay’s about to launch a bedding collection for NY designers. Go Stamps entrepreneurs!
For my students interested in textiles…
Working on litho stones in the atrium of the art building to take advantage of the beautiful light.
My first test using dolphin litho transfer paper
Call for interested students/recent students:
As part of my final year project, I will be producing a zine that’s about printmaking, photography and typography, and I’d love to have as many submissions as possible!
As I will be printing on a Risograph, I have limited colours available (black, red, blue, maybe green and yellow if the faulty drums are fixed…) but it would be amazing if I had more print submissions than photographs!
For more information please email email@example.com
Graining a very small stone using a second stone. It is easy to wind up with one stone convex or to have them stick together. Below is a panorama of the studio with the fully grained stones (to 220) covered on the left. I’ve finished 6 and have a couple more in progress.
Graining the litho stones (last week). My first goal was to get the ink off the stones, counter etch the ghosts and grain each stone with 80 grit until I had eliminated the ghost and the stone was level. I learned to grain stones using a piece of glass when I studied lithography in China. Muhlenberg’s levigator a are particularly nice and the job went much faster.
First lithograph in the Muhlenberg college studio & testing out the D&S biosolut and biolac. Success!
PSLV started up last fall with the purpose of creating community and supporting printmaking in the Lehigh Valley. The society includes a number of faculty and alumni from colleges in the area as well as artists who have a focus on printmaking. One of my hopes is that PSLV will provide community for alumni who wish to continue printmaking after graduation as well as creating a broader context for our printmaking program.
We have a group show at the Civic 514 gallery in Allentown opening this Friday.
Shaun O’Dell’s suite of prints - produced during his Fall 2013 residency at Island Press - are being exhibited at Inman Gallery as part of Print Matters Houston. On view now #Houston. We are currently editioning the suite of prints, including this one, titled Make Black, which creates the color black through the overprinting of five aquatint colors. #printmaking #PrintMatters #RightOn
A number of projects in Print I and II explore the interaction between overlapping translucent colors. This is a great demonstration of how translucent colors can add up.
Checking the quality of the the litho stones in the print studio at Muhlenberg College. Many had ink still on them from a Print III class that was taught when we had the old press. The previous professor purchased the beautiful Takach we have now (thank you!) and installed the ventilation system so the litho studio is up and running again.