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Eyes Wide Open

I am often asked how I get my inspiration. The answer is actually pretty simple. I always have my eyes open. I have talked before about art for me being about seeing and deciding. Another way of saying this is that my art begins with acute observation. This occurs on two levels. It starts on the macro scale, and for [...]

Chop, chop!

Printmaking has long tradition of collaborative art.   When making an original print, there are two distinct roles: artist and printer.  For many printmakers these two roles are combined.  The artist is also the printer.  But it doesn't have to be that way.  High quality printing requires a lot of skill and often a significant investment in space and equipment. [...]

Letting things develop

I finished a new print today, one that has been in the queue for some time.  I first started playing with the image in September of 2008.  I worked on it on and off for a couple of months, and then put it on the back burner.  Somehow, it just wasn't coming together for me. Over the next three years [...]

Making a Save

One of the thinks that I love about prints is the malleability of the medium. When you are working on an image, you can change it in so many ways... you can add or remove plates, you can rework plates (some processes adapt to this more readily than others), you can change colors, you can change print order, etc. Each [...]

Problems

Every now an then, every artist runs into problems (or at least every artist who is looking at their work with a critical eye). They may be technical problems. They may be composition problems. They may be color problems. They may be all of these. The question is, how do we deal with them? Do we let them defeat us [...]