The Way I See It

1967/Swirl

The 1967/Swirl print is complete. It is a “companion” to my larger 1967 Swirl painting from the Sixties Paintings series. The print is a 2-color laser-cut linoleum block printed by Brent Bond at Santo Press. Stay tuned–there may be a few more prints in this Psychedelic series. Plans are in the works for some small editions using decorative chine collé papers.

1967/Swirl is 11 x 14 inches on Hahnemuhle paper 15 x 17.5 inches; printed in an edition of 30. It is available for $250.

 

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Collaborative Reduction Prints with Brent Bond

Brent Bond and I just signed a new collaborative print called Swirladelic. It is the second collaboration print we have done and I couldn’t be happier! Both prints are published by Santo Press. Swirladelic and Psychedelic Blues are from my psychedelic-inspired series loosely based on art and patterns from the sixties.

Brent is the true star of these 3-color reduction prints–he is the one who hand-carved them, selected the color palette and printed them. All I did was provide the artwork.

Swirladelic is priced at $225 and Psychedelic Blues is $100.

Swirladelic; 3-color reduction relief print in collaboration with Brent Bond; image size 11 x 14 inches on Hahnemuhle paper 15 x 17.5 inches; edition of 30; published by Santo Press; 2018.

Psychedelic Blues; 3-color reduction relief print in collaboration with Brent Bond; image size: 8 x 7 inches on paper 12.5 x 11 inches; edition of 22; published by Santo Press; 2017.

There are two other prints in this series, one was a 2018 calendar print for Mesa Contemporary Art Center (1966) and the other a combination archival digital print with laser-cut linoleum block relief print (1966 Tie-Dye) They can be viewed in this portfolio.

 

 

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1967 Swirl

Today I completed a new painting 1967 Swirl that will also be made into a relief print by Brent Bond at Santo Press. The painting is a combination of two patterns that meld The Sixties series with my Swirls series.

The idea was haphazardly generated in my sketchbook when I collaged both patterns on one page. I really liked how it worked and after mulling it over, decided to push it further.

I wanted the pattern to be a very “clean” image (unlike the above collage) knowing that I wanted to make a laser-cut relief print out of it. So, I bit the bullet, and made as precise an ink rendering as I could manage of a one-quarter section of the pattern.

The above ink drawing was then scanned and mirrored in Photoshop.

And then I painted it…


The finished acrylic gouache painting is 15.75 x 20 inches (on paper 18.5 x 22.5 inches).

Look for the print (which will be smaller) to be released in a month or so.

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The Suite Sixties: Side by Side

I wanted to post these paintings in a horizontal banner to show how they relate to one another–how the designs are related and yet completely different. The Suite Sixties–side by side.

1965, 1966, 1967; acrylic gouache on paper; image size 32 x 32 inches.

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