21 May 2015


Pigma 01 and 05

Here is ink doodling applied to lettering.  Original text was Georgia printed at 288pt, traced onto Stonehenge using my new light table (yay!), and then inked.  This will be used in a cover for a picture book.

WiP - pencil guidelines

14 May 2015

Cerulean Butterfly

Every once in a while, I try purely representational drawings to practice what Martin Salisbury calls, "learning to see."  This image is from a photograph.  Drawing is pen and ink; butterfly is silk paper painted blue, then inked.

WiP - pencil sketch

7 May 2015

More Birds...

watercolour, wax resist, pen, newsprint transfer

...equal a flock party.

4 May 2015

Happy Birthday!

watercolour, wax resist, pen, newsprint transfer

So many birthdays on the first two days of May...  Happy Birthday, AM, JL, KL-N, KN.  And welcome to the world, Lucas!

28 April 2015

Crimson and Collage

Mucking about with an old linocut and Japanese origami paper.  Ended up with this collage on Stonehenge.

17 April 2015

Burnt and Burnt Umber

Pen and Paint

You know that feeling you get when you are working on something and it is actually not working?  In fact, it totally sucks?  However, you say to yourself that you might be able to save it if you keep working on it a bit more.  In the end, it still totally sucks, just with added detail.  The above is the only bit salvaged from a canvas that was gessoed over again.

31 March 2015

Last Press... for Now

Gothic 60pt, Futura 10pt, lino cut

It was our last letterpress class with Andrea Taylor, and we were already nostalgic.  We all made one last print before saying our good-byes.  One classmate gave everyone his masterpiece -- the box with the pattern and logos that he designed to hold his girlfriend's handmade sea salt soap.  Wow!

My last go at the letterpress was less ambitious.  It combined a quick linocut with the logo from my recently launched portfolio site.  BTW, notice the reno to this blog and the new "PORTFOLIO" tab above?  Typefaces are close, but not exact match to what I am using on the Portfolio site (Oswald and Roboto Light).