Friday, August 24, 2012

Today's prompt for IF is "Tall". I drew this about a hundred years ago, when I put together all of the poems my dad recited to us as we were growing up. This oe was one of his favorites, which he recited complete with a whine and quivering lip:

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Conversation

Well, such as it is, these are the eight panels that will make up the image for the front of my triptych. Now, I have to burn plates and print them, and then attach them to a painted background. I hope the drawings look OK.

I'm also posting this for today's IF prompt, lost, because I think both of these women look like they know how that feels.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Little Wren

This week's IF prompt is hitched, and it reminded me of this.
It is an old painting that I'm thinking about re-drawing and making into a print for my MFA show.

It's really interesting to see how my work was changed, and also how it hasn't!

Friday, March 16, 2012


I've been so busy with work and school that I haven't had time to make anything other than the things I'm working on for my MFA thesis show. I miss posting to IF, so when I saw today's prompt, shades, I thought of this drawing.                                                                                                                                                   It is really old, from my time way back at Idaho State. It was for my very first formal drawing class.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bluebeard left center, printed

This is the left half of the open center panel of the triptych. I'm going to print it on a textured yellowish paper called Bagasse, but I have a limited quantity, so I'm proofing the plates on the Zerkall, below. Next up is making plates for the other half of this image (and getting the values right!).

Bluebeard center inside panel

This is the center inside panel of the triptych.

Friday, January 27, 2012

New Growth, resurrected

This poor drawing has been through so many evolutions; I've painted it three times, and this particular drawing has been modified on many occasions. This print is only the most recent version. But, thanks the excellent eyes of Kendall drawing prof Stephen Halko, who very gently pointed out that in a previous version, she had no neck, and to experimentation in Photoshop with levels and curves, which made me adjust the mid tones in the drawing, I think this is better. At least, now she has a neck, and is a proper print.
    Another revelation for me was the discovery of this paper, hiding in my drawer for two years. I think it is a kind of kitikata. The flecks in the paper are very beautiful.