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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 10TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 10TH PROOF

Something’s going on since I last posted. One, I thinkl I have this ink figured out. I had a bag of soaked Stonehenge sitting around for the last five days, and it wasn’t so wet and printed like gangbusters. Every square inch printed beautifully. I…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 9TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 9TH PROOF

I thought I’d really messed this up. The proofs were coming out part ghostly and some lines were popping out and didn’t belong and I don’t know what. But I went and redrew almost everything and etched it again. Now it works. The engraving I…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 7TH & 8TH PROOFS

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 7TH & 8TH PROOFS

This densely pigmented Charbonnel is murder to wipe. The proof on the left, #7, is paper-wiped. The one on the right, #8, is hand-wiped after I added a few drops of Aqua Wash Oil to the ink. Not much difference, except some parts print a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 6TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 6TH PROOF

I have to do some serious work on this and the Crowning with Thorns. Scourging came out as I hoped it would. Now for the tough work on these. The dark treatment really comes out with Charbonnel inks. I think I’m going to try to just polish the…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS, 5TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS, 5TH PROOF

I’m skipping showing the 4th proof, as I got this one closer to really defining what I want from the print. The “underdrawing” is done, pretty much, on the figure of Jesus. Next comes scraping and layering deeper etches in the face. I might do…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS, 3RD PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS, 3RD PROOF

This was my first episode of scraping and burnishing for this print. Because an acrylic ground requires roughing up the surface of the plate with sandpaper (300 grit), the image was pretty gray everywhere. Now it is beginning to look like somethng. Jesus is the…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS, 2ND PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS, 2ND PROOF

I’m listening to the Pope’s Mass in the Upper Room. What a blessing we have in our Holy Father. We have been blessed with many great popes for many, many years. My blessing tonight comes from doing these prints, and the difficulties they bring in…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS 1ST PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS 1ST PROOF

I’d been tracing the prep drawing onto the plate using litho pencil-backed laser prints. Very messy and doesn’t give the best results. So this time I used everyday typewriter carbon paper. Worked beautifully. If you compare the study and the first proof, they match up…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 3

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 3

I’ve upped the ante. Something is taking off here, ascending, if I may be so bold. Of course, I’m inspired. I’ve answered Barnett Newman’s question “What do you paint?” My subject matter is not neutral, as Cezanne’s was. I can’t project my intentions onto a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 2

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 2

May is the month for Mary, the Mother of God. I will this month begin an Assumption of Mary that will be released on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption. The studies and progress can be followed on this blog. I am working randomly through the…

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