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Rollers and Brayers and Ink (Oh My!)

  Ink is not paint.  Yes, they both have pigment, and in many cases, they both have a linseed oil base (or a modified linseed oil base) but the similarities stop there.  Their working characteristics are wildly different.  A while back  I posted a link to a video about the making of ink (printers ink) that is very similar to [...]

It is all in the details

I spent the morning printing the second color on a lithograph. As I was working, I was struck by how much you have to be paying attention to the subtle details to get things to print consistently and well.The first thing that I noticed was that I was rolling too fast. Color ink is always all over the place in [...]

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 [...]