Graphic Art Spring 2019

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After finishing “Tactile Ground” (where I used a few of the pieces from 2018 in the booklet and cover art) I started painting again in March of 2019. Here are a few of the resulting pieces. 

Migration 15 March 2019 inks on paper 18″ x 24″ – [SOLD]
Spores and Cobalt, 15 March 2019 inks on paper 14″ x 17″
Sky Root 1, 15 March 2019 inks on paper 11″ x 14″
Jade Overview, 15 March 2019, inks on paper 14″ x 17″
Erosion, 15 March 2019, inks on paper 11″ x 14″
Branching, 15 March 2019, inks on paper 14″ x 17″
Topography Spectrum 2, 15 March 2019 inks on paper 14″ x 17″
Erosion 1, 30 March 2019, inks on paper 14″ x 17″ [SOLD]
Mountain Landscape Dyptich, 30 March 2019, inks on paper 2x (18″x24″)
Topography Blue 1, 15 March 2019, inks on paper 14″ x 17″
Spectrum Plateau – R_4May2019_11x14
Spectrum Plateau – L_4May2019_11x14
Shrouded Rust_4May2019_18x24
Rust Pillars_4May2019_11x14
Reaching_4May2019_11x14.JPG
Light Horizon_4May2019_14x17
Ice Fields _4May2019_11x14
Geometric Veil _4May2019_14x17
Earth Columns 1_4May2019_14x17
Earth Columns 2_4May2019_14x17
Cavern_4May2019_11x14 [SOLD]
Blue Center _4May2019_14x17
Blue Opening_4May2019_18x24

Back to the ink bath in late May, I was trying to get a much more concentrated density in the ink washes. Very few surprises or “aha” moments, but some pleasant color variations.

Impression1-11×14-23May2019
Impression 2 -11×14-23May2019
Impression 4 “Torso” 14x17_23May2019
Impression 5 “Torso” 14x17_23May2019
Impression 6 “Holding Flame”-14×17 (23May2019)

Last year I bought several large sheets of thickly textured handmade paper made from mulberry bark. I need to experiment a lot more with this paper, as it is very absorbent and does not respond very well to these ink dipping techniques. The paper itself has such a lovely physicality and texture that I almost don’t want to mess it up with inks or paint. These are two of several quick tests with it:

Ink on mulberry paper 1 (~14″x23″)
Ink on mulberry paper 4 (~14″x23″)

What follows next are some examples of pure play. I was trying to find ways to get Sumi ink to spread into paper with fine smokey filaments. Spreading a thin layer of water on mixed media paper with a slight coating (sizing) to resist absorption seems to work. Here are a few:

Sumi Sketch 1-11×14 (23May2019)
Sumi Sketch 2-11×14 (23May2019)
Sumi Sketch 3-11×14 (23May2019)
Sumi Sketch 4-11×14 (23May2019)
Sumi Sketch 5-11×14 (23May2019)


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