Thursday, June 22, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
This is a little late but I just came across this group of videos about the recent traveling exhibition Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection. The last stop of this exhibition was the Seattle Art Museum (February 16 - May 21, 2017), and previous venues included the Portland Art Museum, The Phillips Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the New Orlean Museum of Art. Thirty nine works spanning five hundred years were the focus of this exhibition, and the roster of artists was a list of the most famous artists in Western Art. The exhibition may have come to a close but these short videos are interesting and informative, especially the video that deals with the conservation of the works. Keep an eye out for the Thomas Cole painting, I geeked out when they showed the back of his painting!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Preliminary sketch submitted, this one got me the gig
Last week I received a commission with a reputable advertising/branding/publishing company here in NYC. The task at hand is to create a Christmas card for their clients with the theme of Cape Town and included in the design there must be a Christmas tree.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Leaning Tree, 2017, monotype, image 6 x 8 inches, sheet 8 1/2 x 11
On May 20, Salmagundi hosted an all day monotype party, and of course I could not miss it.
Leaning Tree, 2017, monotype (ghost print), image 6 x 8 inches, sheet 8 1/2 x 11
As usual it's a race against the clock even though you have all day to print; it's amazing how quickly time flies, especially when you're having fun!
Siluetas, 2017, monotype, image 6 x 8 inches, sheet 8 1/2 x 11 inches
This year I have been approaching my monotypes a little differently. I have been coming up with the compositions on the spot, making it up as I go. But on this occasion I went back to my sketchbook for ideas.
Siluetas, 2017, monotype (ghost print), image 6 x 8 inches, sheet 8 1/2 x 11 inches
I have not been sketching as much as I used to, after this monotype party I think I have run out of material…yikes!
Manzano, 2017, monotype, image 6 x 8 inches, sheet 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Not to worry though, part of being a creative type is that I'm always ready for more challenges, and trying to come up with more sketches exploring different compositions is definitely one of them.
Manzano, 2017, monotype (ghost print), image 6 x 8 inches, sheet 8 1/2 x 11 inches
This ghost came out beautiful. Sometimes it's surprising how a ghost can read better than the original print. The subtleties are more apparent while having that hazy atmospheric effect that can sometimes seem mysterious or mystical.
Al Borde de un Bosque, 2017, monotype, image 8 x 10 inches, sheet 11 x 13 inches
I'm sad to say though that I will be missing Salmagundi's all day draw-a-thon / monotype party this coming weekend. It's ok, I'll be in the Hudson Valley collecting more inspiration for more prints. Stay tuned.