Thursday, May 28, 2009

i really like these owls that i've got going here

These are two more owl prints. In total there are around 12 and I plan to make several more in various colors. I've been mixing ink and making greens, browns and blues. When they are printed the colors are subtle and look really nice on the cream paper. I gave the one with the crowns to a friend of mine for his birthday! The blue one went to a charity exhibition, called Go Pink&Blue, which is raising money to fight female and male related cancers. The private view is tonight! The exhibition will be up until mid July.

I am also part of a group exhibition in July, showing with the illustrators group from the print studio. Our show is at Editions gallery in Liverpool and will begin July 9th, lasting three weeks.
Check it out if you are in the area and looking to see some really nice work!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


These are my first silk-screen stencil prints! Using paper stencils, and I have to say that I am proud of my first attempt. The uneven color and the off register shapes are all so interesting. 

I have used silk screen printing since my years at summer camp (starting with a heart shape on a tie-dye tshirt) as well as a few times in college, but I was using a stop-out liquid. It is a very different way of working with the screen and I was unsure about the quality of my paper shapes and the fact that my work is usually so line based. The method is simple, though you need to really pay attention to the positive and negative, and the order in which you print. It was my intention to add a third color to this, but I am actually really happy with it as it is.

Thanks Jane, For giving us such a great introduction!

ps. this is Joan Baez, one of my favorite singers. I drew this from a video of a 1960s concert.