Tag archive for Lascaux grounds

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: 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: 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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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER SUNDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER SUNDAY NOTES

I watched some programs on the Shroud of Turin this week. One of the best ones was about the Sudarium, the cloth that covered the face of Christ when he was on the cross and was wrapped around His head in the tomb. It has…

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Little Things Mean a Lot

Little Things Mean a Lot

Last night I was working on a plate, Sacred Heart Virgin & Child. I was trying to unify the head and the body, which looked disjointed in previous proofs. I used a little trick I first did in Sacred Heart Infant Jesus. I took some acrylic floor…

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