Dream Big

07/20/2011

And last but not least, I present the third and final piece in my lithograph collection.

This piece is a hand-pressed Lithographic from stone. This along with all my lithographs to dated were created while taking a Lithography class during my Senior year at CCAD.

I created it using a transfer method onto the printing stone. Once printed, I went through the series and added some solid watercolor sections. Rock and Roll.


Her Majesty

07/16/2011

As promised, here is the second in a 3 part installment of lithographs.

This piece is a hand-pressed Lithograph from plate. This was also created in my Lithography class during my Senior year at CCAD.

Once printed, I went through the series and added some watercolor touches. I even used gold watercolor on some parts. Never thought I would have much use for gold watercolor, but it turned out well here as something a little extra.


Freak-Out!

07/10/2011

Time for a lithograph. This is the first in a series of 3 lithographic posts.

This piece is a hand-pressed Lithograph from stone. I created it while taking a Lithography class during my Senior year at CCAD. Great class, wish I had time to take more. I would really love to take more. Can’t stress that enough.


HOOT!?

07/04/2011

 

It’s that time of the year again. Time for Emily’s birthday present. And this year it is bigger than ever, 6 foot by 4 foot to be exact.

As with all birthday gifts, I try to keep them a surprise. But with this one, it proved to be too frustrating to do so in our modest apartment.

It all started with an original sketch of an owl I did that she liked a lot. She had also been saying how she wanted some artwork to fill some of the bigger empty spaces on our walls. I had been wanting to do some bigger works recently and this seemed to be the perfect thing.

I went to the Hardware store and bought an 8 foot by 4 foot sheet of hardwood plywood. I had it cut down to 6’X4′ and stained it light blue using a combination of oil paints and thinners. From there I created 3 cardboard stencils and hit them with a little white spray paint. Since I started with a finalized digital version I took the line work printed it on transparency and shot it on the board. With the line work laid out I went to town filling the rest in with acrylic and gouache combinations. Once all the color and line work was done I coated the entire thing in an acrylic gloss.

For never having worked so large, everything went quite smoothly. Now I just have to go about mounting it to the wall above our couch. Wish me luck.

Special thanks to my littlest bro Collin for the help with the stencil work.

Happy Birthday Emily!


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