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Cincinnati’s Music Hall – New Linocut!

 

I love Cincinnati and Music, so it was a matter of time before I got around to carving/printing Cincinnati’s recently renovated Music Hall. Like many Cincinnatians, I made wonderful memories in this building, and hope to have many more.

The print is a limited edition (im only printing 16). The  image is 4 1/2″x12″ on a sheet of 10×16″ cotton paper. If you’d like to have one for your collection, I am selling them for $60 unframed or $120 framed. I’ll pay the shipping to anywhere in the USA.


Framing Options




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Make A Zine Meet Up – Olive Hill, KY – Love

Feb 22, 2018 was our 6th monthly Art Zine in Olive Hill, KY. Our theme was – LOVE. Here are the pages. Click any of the images to see the whole album (including all our hand painted covers).
You can download a printable PDF of the zine here:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AtHTtTOFjtUTowMHKIj8Gvf-9S_r

thanks everyone for participating! Our next ArtZine will be March 26 at the Public Library in Brooksville, KY.

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Love One Another


Every month, I visit a different small town and invite everyone to join me in making an art maga(zine). Our theme for February’s ‘zine’ is LOVE. For my entry, i designed/carved/printed this linocut.

Instead of creating an illustration about romantic love, I chose to explore the idea of ‘Love One Another’. Kindness is something I am trying to get better at, and this print has been my reminder. The magazine is printed with a laser copier, so, in the magazine, the ilustration will be black and white.

I printed these RED linocuts with my traditional press to raise $300 so I can buy more paper (yes, it’s really possible to spend that much on paper!) – The image is 8×5″ and printed on a 9×12″ cotton paper. You can support my work (and help me buy the paper I need) by purchasing one of these prints for $25- not only will you get a beautiful handmade linocut, but you will also be helping support my art supply/paper habit. For over 10 years, all of my income has come from art making, and your support. thank you for making it possible!




Love One Another – Linocut
$25 – Free shipping to the USA

 

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone’s generous support, I was able to order my paper. Also 2 new cans of ink. My heart is full. thanks everyone for your kindness.

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The Mural at Olive Hill, Kentucky

We are just one week away from Art Zine – Olive Hill. Our theme for the February is ‘LOVE’.
I wanted to share something I discovered and LOVE about Olive Hill.


This 150 foot long mural is in the heart of Olive Hill. It’s on the main road, in front of the Old High School-now home to the Carter County Public Library and Center for Arts & Education. The mural was designed by Larry Carroll. As part of the Workforce Investment Act, through the Federal Department of Labor, the local youth were HIRED to paint the mural between 2002-2006.  Over time the mural has faded, but members of the community recently raised money and volunteers to restore the mural in front of the Art Center/Library.
I LOVE public art-especially when the community come together to take care of it–and when youth get paid real-life work experience working in art.


The Library is on the 3rd floor of this building, and you can get a better look at the mural when you visit Olive Hill for our monthly Art Zine activity, (more details about that here) but here’s a close up photo of the mural for those who can’t make it this time.

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2 Color Linocuts – Animated

I love it when I get a chance to combine traditional printmaking with modern art tools. I am learning to sculpt, model and animate with a 3D program, called Blender. I thought it would be interesting to see if I could use the program to animate a 2D image (like one of my latest linocuts). Here are some examples:

 

 

I’ve learned a lot through these exercises, and think the animation gives you all a new way to experience printmaking. What do you think?

 

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2 color printing

One of my goals in artmaking is to continually improve my craftsmanship. So far this year, I have put a lot of focus on printmaking. Until now, all my prints have used only one color.

I’m starting a series of Multi-Color prints. The process is similar to single color, except more factors to consider:

Color harmony, registration (alignment), drying times, etc.


I won’t say that every day has been fun or easy, but I love to challenge myself, the bunny below is one of my first multi-color test prints.

Here are a few more that I shared on my instagram last week.