Friday, January 28, 2011

Dream Lover

For IF: No matter what she did, she couldn't get him to surrender.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Directions for lithos on aluminum plates

I was just compiling my notes about printing lithos on aluminum plates and I came across this site. It does a wonderful job of laying out the steps for this type of printing. Thanks to Andreas Dieberger for the clear directions.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Litho paper

As I learn more about litho, I'm finding things to add and alter about my paper "What I learned at Ox-Bow".
First, I learned from Mariel that Simple Green, a cleaning solution in a very friendly spray bottle that one would think, because of the name is harmless to the artist and the planet. Not so. Mariel told me about a printmaking teacher who is pretty sure that Simple Green caused her breast cancer. A brief search on the net backs up this opinion, and there are sites that link the ingredients to Simple Green to all kinds of ailments. So it will soon be out of my paper!
Also, I have to check if I said this in the paper, but Stonehenge paper is not good for litho. I remember having a terrible time with litho at Idaho State, an experience that resulted in my swearing that I'd never do it again. Now I know that it was probably paper troubles all along.
The last thing is that I have conflicting information about the strength of the second etch. Mark Pascale said one thing and Mariel says another. I'm waiting for my Tamarind book on litho to show up to solve the argument.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A new quilt for a new year

Here are the drawings for the new quilt. I'm still working on values and on the track. The lines are pretty much there, but I still have to fix the curves and widths of the track.

I'm also drawing on a litho plate and I hope to get the litho lab set up soon. Thinking about litho has made me find some things to add to my litho paper. Those things will be my next post.