Friday, June 18, 2010

BADC In The House

I went to a Black Artist of D.C. (BADC) meeting at Howard University. Several artists brought art to be critiqued including painter and collage artist Jamea Richmond-Edwards. BADC is a very dynamic and vibrant group that consist of  artists working in a diverse range of media including painting, printaking, textiles and sculpure.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Electric Laser Cutter

D.C. artist Gomillion brought a laser cutter machine to my studio and demonstrated how it can be used to cut precisely through multiple sheets of paper with a very light touch. It really saves your hands, he said, epecially when you have a lot to cut. I was excited to experiment with it cutting on a paste paper sheet I painted and layering it on top of another. You can make some really dimensional work fairly easily.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I don't know about you, but I like the way the ink spills over the edge when the paper is run through the press. Now I'm thinking, "how can I use this to make something exciting in collage".

The Look and Feel of Ink

Loving the smell of the printmaking studio.
I had to adjust the pressure on the press to avoid the pigment spilling out past the edges, though I kinda liked the effect. My printmaking professor at Howard would not have been pleased.
The prints I made yesterday were a good start for me. Can't wait to get back to my home studio and start collaging on top of these monoprints.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Off To a Good Start

What a great day it was.. my first working day in the printmaking studio this summer. I decided to create some monoprints using plexiglas and Akua inks. I wanted to experiment with different textured effects using brushes and both black and color pigment. I worked with a watercolor Akua ink at first.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Spot of Own's Own

I'm taking a printmaking studio class at a local college this summer, where I now have access everyday to 4 presses. I can't wait to get to work. Litho, etching, monoprinting, oh my!