This is my latest screen print:
The title is "Growth." The assignment was to do a self portrait. I know, a foreign subject for me, eh? It is three runs (3 colors) done with photo emulsion and pin-hole registration. I LOVE pin-hole registration. I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of this screen printing thing. Starting to, anyway. The first two colors of this print (skin color and blue) printed wonderfully. I worked like a quick machine and every print was pretty good. Once I got to the black, though, it was much more difficult. The black ink was thick and sticky, so I had quite the time trying to get decent prints with it. It didn't always pick up the detail of the branches, but I'm pretty happy with the results.
This week I am working on a commissioned painting. It is for Elizabeth Cate, who was a reporter at News 13 but recently moved to Jacksonville to report there. She wanted a piece of art that represented the Panama City area.
It starts with a 16"x20" piece of wood and a pencil sketch of a girl on a beach (because what is this area without the beach??)
Then some acrylic paint is added:
I've spent the past two Saturdays drawing portraits at HarborWalk in Destin. Alas, I have no photos to share. Maybe next time!