Work-In-Progress (13.nov.07)

I’m try­ing to be bet­ter about keep­ing notes as I go along. (Click the thumb­nails forf ull size images.) 2 Goth­ic Arch­es pieces that are on my table at the moment. Poet­­ry-Toads. The back­ground is made up of pat­tern tis­sue and a fac­sim­i­le of the first page of an old edi­tion of Pride and Prej­u­dice. […]

Work-in-Progress (19.dec.07)

Much progress has been made on the House of Myth­i­cal Crea­tures. None of which is vis­i­ble in the pho­to. I’m think­ing that I need to build some sort of press for hold­ing the pan­els flat while they dry. Also I noticed after how many weeks? (5, I think) that there is a typo in one […]

Is This Really How You Make Art?

Col­laged paper can get rather thick and lumpy. Get­ting the pan­els stuck down to the mat board took some doing. So the House of Myth­i­cal Crea­tures pan­els are now mount­ed on mat board and the back­ers are made and mount­ed. It’s all sit­ting in the press get­ting flat. Tomor­row I’ll fin­ish up the hinges and […]

New Techniques

I’ve got a shiny new copy of Pho­to­shop CS3 and have been exper­i­ment­ing. In Pho­to­shop Cre­ative Col­lec­tion v3 (no link avail­able) there’s a tech­nique that mim­ics pen and ink. Some­thing that is sim­i­lar to some water­col­or and ink work that I did a cou­ple of years ago. I did the tuto­r­i­al and got this effect. […]

WIP — The Loop Road Project (pop-ups)

Our recent vaca­tion gave Jim the chance to take a lot of pic­tures of motor­cy­cles and rid­ers on the prover­bial “closed course.” Some of them are in fact “pro­fes­sion­al rid­ers.” I now have tons of unclut­tered pho­tos to work with. Hence the cre­ation of a new series of work, this time in engi­neered paper. First […]