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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 10TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 10TH PROOF

I’m close to an artist proof with this one. I guess I’ll wait a day or so to decide. The paper is soaked and ready for an edition. My thing now is I kind of like this. I know I’m sending Scourging at the Pillar to a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 9TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 9TH PROOF

I established the lower edge of the beard. The 8th proof was full of drypoint that I burnished down. Too many fuzzy lines make Jack a dull boy. Now I have to create a full range of value in the lower portion of the print,…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 7TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 7TH PROOF

I did what I planned, to really scape and burnish the plate. I think it worked. It no longer looks like an old silent movie still. That’s good. Maybe it looks like an old glass negative photograph, but I like old glass negative photographs. Now…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 6TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 6TH PROOF

It’s late and tonight, July 2nd, is my 20th wedding anniversary. Don’t be surprised when I take the day off (if you’re hanging on my every written word…har har). I went nuts today and put a wash ground on the plate and bit it. Just…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 5TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 5TH PROOF

I’ve been working towards this very dark, worked image since I started this print. Now I probably just use scraping, burnishing, and polishing to finish it up. The nose is really projecting…finally. I’ve got it modeled and the old chiaroscuro is beginning to work. I…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS 3RD PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS 3RD PROOF

At a certain point, you abandon your study and the print takes on a life of its own…only when it has gone far enough to stand on its own. I don’t think I’m there yet, but it isn’t that far along yet anyway. I have…

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LE SUITE GESU: FIRST PROOFS

LE SUITE GESU: FIRST PROOFS

First proofs of work that has been developed in drawing to a satisfying finish is a shock. The best you can hope for is that certain touchstones in the print are drawn the way you wished them to be. These aren’t too bad. I missed…

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LE SUITE GESU: TOOK A DAY OFF

LE SUITE GESU: TOOK A DAY OFF

Wow, I slept until 10:30 Saturday! Pooped from so much work, both from the day job, night job, and three major studies in two weeks. But things are coming together as I get frayed at the edges. Har har. Today I got the Crowning with Thorns needle…

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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER WEDNESDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER WEDNESDAY NOTES

 I had to make major changes to the Crowning with Thorns/Mocking of Christ. I had a really good drawing of His chest, but it was too perfect. He looked like Mr. Universe, instead of the creator of the universe made man. Big difference.The formal, compositional…

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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER TUESDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER TUESDAY NOTES

Back to studies for a new etching, I gravitated to the Third Mystery of the Sorrowful Mysteries. We are now in the Glorious part of Easter, but these things take hold of you when you have an image jumping around in your mind. I’m going…

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