Archive: Jun 2013

It isn’t easy being…blue

The blue I mixed today was a combination of phthalocyanine blue, French ultramarine, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, cadmium red hue, and chromatic black. Although I have been known to make life harder than it needs to be, there is actually a method to my color madness. When I was a kid playing violin, we would… read more

Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb

I finally got my frozen rhubarb in the mail today! Actually, it was my Plywerk panels – not as good in pie but perfect for my new Wood & Water letterpress prints. I found this company when I was searching for some kind of sustainable panels to use that I was hoping would also be… read more

True story

A gradually increasing sense of boredom and dis-ease with my current paintings led me to throw it all out this week and start fresh. I am now less certain where I am going than I have been in, oh, twenty years. I am a painter but what seems to want to emerge is a whole… read more

A great part of my job

I was lucky enough to get to spend a couple of hours over at Logos Graphics today, having my letterpress guru, Lars, turn these letterpress plates: Into these prints: On the Heidelberg: I may have a degree in both painting and printmaking, but it has been 20 years since I did any printmaking, and since… read more