I have finally completed my variable edition of 10 hand-painted prints and am very pleased with the results. Here is the suite of 10 Mandala 2 Leaf prints which may be seen individually here. They are actually on white paper (one mandala per printed sheet), but I thought it would be interesting to see them all together on a black background.
Presenting a variable edition of a hand-painted laser-cut relief print. The image is based upon a mandala drawing of the same title. It is currently on view with 24 other drawings and paintings at Mesa Contemporary Art Museum in my solo exhibit, Patterns of Obsession.
Mandala 2 (Leaf); graphite on paper; 22 x 22 inches; 2018
There are currently 5 hand-painted prints in this variable edition (as shown below) and they are available to purchase for $750 each.
I plan to paint 5 more…in the meantime, I am also working on a 5-color reduction print with Brent Bond at Santo Press. I will post images of that soon. 2019 is off to a good start!
Mandala 2 (Leaf) VE 1; Hand-painted laser-cut relief print; 22.5 x 22 inches; 2018
Mandala 2 (Leaf) VE 2; Hand-painted laser-cut relief print; 22.5 x 22 inches; 2018
Mandala 2 (Leaf) VE 3; Hand-painted laser-cut relief print; 22.5 x 22 inches; 2018
Mandala 2 (Leaf) VE 4; Hand-painted laser-cut relief print; 22.5 x 22 inches; 2018
Mandala 2 (Leaf) VE 5; Hand-painted laser-cut relief print; 22.5 x 22 inches; 2018
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.