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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: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 4

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 4

I did a lot of scraping and burnishing for this proof. No etching bath for this one. I toyed with the idea of soft ground, but I may not need it. I’m getting the tenebrism I want without it. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix…

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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: 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: 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: SCOURGING: WASH GROUND

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: WASH GROUND

I’ve been mulling over how I want to do clouds in the background for a few days, and I decided to scrape out the clouds and apply a wash ground over it. Wash ground always gives a smoky effect, so I don’t know how this…

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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: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 1

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS STUDY: DAY 1

Today, as I write this, is the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena. She is one of my favorite saints, because she spoke to God as a friend. We should all seek to be a friend of God. I began this Carrying of the Cross as…

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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER SATURDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER SATURDAY NOTES

Tomorrow is a red letter day. Two great popes are canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27th. How very fitting that John Paul II is officially declared a saint on the Feast of Divine Mercy, a devotion began by the visitation of Jesus Christ to…

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LE SUITE GESU: EASTER THURSDAY NOTES

LE SUITE GESU: EASTER THURSDAY NOTES

It is quite impossible to love the Blessed Virgin Mary too much, for we can never match how much Jesus Christ loves her. She is, as Wordsworth writes, our tainted nature’s solitary boast. The Virgin Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost With the least shade…

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