Friday, March 24, 2017

Painting with oils

After a 3 year hiatus, i've decided to pick up oil painting again. After seeing the Monet exhibit at the Legion of Honor I felt inspired to run home and paint. For those who don't know, Monet is the first impressionist painter. He truly is a master of capturing light, in quick and loose strokes. My painting did not come out like Monet's because Monet was a master, and I have a lot more painting to do before i'm anywhere near his level. I highly recommend checking out his paintings when you have the chance. Right now there is a special exhibit at the Legion of Honor, in SF. Check it out.

Here's what i've been working on:

Oil on canvas 4x4

Painting palate and mixed paints
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Multiple Plate Etching

Multiple plate line etching, with aquatint. 4X6 inches. Studio Proof.

Last week I shared the first step in the multiple plate etching process. Now I am sharing with you the final studio proof print. Next week I will show you step by step how I completed this project, and how I made revisions. But for starters, its important to note, that this process is very similar to how you would make a single plate line etching with aquatint. The only difference is that we are using three plates, all with one color to make a final print. For this one, I used three primary colors, red, yellow, and blue. Once all printed together, the colors I used mix to create the different colors you see in this print. More info on how I made each plate, next week.