Tag archive for deep conversion

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 5

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 5

I wanted to give the print more contrast, so I did a lot of drypoint and engraving, and polished the areas I wanted very light. Now I have to adjust everything else in relation to what I did. The Blessed Virgin’s face is still in…

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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: SCOURGING: ARTIST'S PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: ARTIST'S PROOF

This was a pretty messy print just a day ago, with all types of mottling and visual noise, even though I liked a lot of it. No one is in complete control when making intaglio. You take what happens and try to make art out…

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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: 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: SCOURGING 3RD PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING 3RD PROOF

This is where I admit my enslavement to Rembrandt. That soldier rushing towards Jesus, I want him developed like I have seen done in prints like the 100 Gulder Print. The way the marks are layered over each other, with some being barely there, and…

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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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LE SUITE GESU: WHAT DO WE PAINT?

LE SUITE GESU: WHAT DO WE PAINT?

In a documentary on the New York School, Barnett Newman states the problem of post-war art: what do you paint? I think the same problem exists today. Post-modernsim has created a strange conundrum in that every voice is equal. Everyone has something to say, but…

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LE SUITE GESU: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY NOTES

Today Pope John XIII and Pope John Paul II are canonized. They were already saints, forged in the lives they both led. Lives of holiness and an openness to the Spirit of God. I was at a marriage retreat in March, and as we were…

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