Skip to main content

Day 47: Another Start

I took an 18" x 30" canvas on which I'd spread a load of moulding paste, and I stained it with a liberal wash of deep blue and white airbrush pigments:

So you've got lots of texture, and now lots of colour.

Why is it that the first stage of a painting is always the most exciting, before second thoughts have had a chance to spoil it? Oh wait: I suppose I just answered my own question...

 Subscribe to Praeterita in a reader


Popular posts from this blog

Brancusi in Plastic

Artist Mary Ellen Croteau is showing these columns made from recycled plastic cartons and lids in the window of the Columbia College bookstore on Michigan Avenue. They are a playful homage to Brancusi's "Endless Columns", with a serious environmental message for our times:

Mary Ellen also runs a wonderful experimental art gallery in a window space in west Chicago, called Art on Armitage. I will be exhibiting a mixed media piece there during August 2012.

Restoring my Printing Press

I've just finished restoring and assembling my large etching press -- a six week process involving lots of rust removal, scrubbing with steel wool, and repainting. Here is a photo of the same kind of press from the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative:

And here is a short YouTube video of me testing the press, making sure the motor still works after nearly seven years of lying in storage:

I Talk On Video

Here is a short video of me in my studio, talking about me, my art, and my influences.