Friday, March 04, 2016

Some Artworks for a Portfolio

Today I applied for a teaching position at American River College. The following artworks are submitted for a portfolio.

Little Miss Muffett
5x7" 2015
Mixed Media Collage using printed papers, permanent marker, water color pencils and acrylic paints on wood panel. This was created as a gift for my hairdresser's newborn.

Tools of the Trade

My "Tools of the Trade" series is a series of paintings and prints based on the various tools used in printmaking.

Baren Collagraph
18x24" 2015
Collagraph Relief Print plate made using chipboard, paper cloth, tagboard, corrugated cardboard and twine. Graphic Chemical Water Based Ink #1659 printed on Strathmore printmaking paper for an edition of 5.

Baren
7.5x10" 2014 
Edition of 30 on Mulberry paper.
Japanese Hanga Style Woodcut print using watercolor and rice paste as ink. The ink is spread by brushing the pigments over the woodblock using a Maru Bake brush; a specialized brush that looks similar to a shoe brush.

Brayers Monotype
18x24" 2015
Subtractive Monotype of my pallet printed using Graphic Chemical water based ink #1659 on Strathmore printmaking paper.

Twisted Etching Needle
19x24" 2015
Linocut Proof Print using Graphic Chemical water based ink #1659 on Bienfang 100% rag Marker Paper.

U-Gouge Chine Colle
18x24" 2015
Chine colle using PVA glue, tissue paper, gift wrap and Daniel Smith oil base relief ink printed on Rives BFK lightweight paper.

U-Gouge Relief
19x24" 2015
Plate was PVC. This is a proof printed using Gamblin Oil Based Ink on Bienfang 100% rag Marker paper.
First edition of 4 on Uhtrecht 100% rag Printmaking Paper.

Maru Bake
7.5x10" 2015 
Edition of 30 on Mulberry paper.
Japanese Hanga Style Woodcut print using watercolor and rice paste as ink. The ink is spread by brushing the pigments over the woodblock using a Maru Bake brush; a specialized brush that looks similar to a shoe brush. 

Maru Bake Monoprint
18x24" 2015
Additive Monoprint using oil paints, stand oil, Turpenoid Natural on Strathmore printmaking paper #300 for an Edition of 4.

Maru Bake
8.5x11" 2013
Acrylic Painting on Paper

Vintage Brayer
8.5x11" 2013
Acrylic Painting on Paper

Split Compliment Brayer
11x14" 2015
This is a three color print using three rubber plates.  The colors Red Violet, Yellow Green and Blue Green were mixed using Sax True Flow water soluble inks. The edition of 24 is printed on Strathmore lightweight printmaking paper.

Vintage Brayer

7.5x10" 2016
Edition of 30 on Mulberry paper.
This is a working proof Japanese Hanga Style Woodcut print. Pigments used were watercolor and rice paste as ink. The ink is spread by brushing the pigments over the woodblock using a Maru Bake brush; a specialized brush that looks similar to a shoe brush.

Palest Pink Puff
2.5x3.5" ACEO 2015
Mixed Media Watercolor on upcycled food packaging (laminated cereal boxes using acrylic gesso to neutralize ph). Created using watercolor, watercolor pencil. permanent marker and sealed with acrylic medium.

Froggy With a Chance of Rain
2.5x3.5" ACEO 2015
Mixed media collage using printed decorative papers, water color pencil, permanent marker and sealed with acrylic medium

Skull After Van Gogh
18x24" 2015
Subtractive Monoprint of my oil paint pallet on Strathmore Printmaking Paper #300

Another Skull After Van Gogh
18x24" 2015
Subtractive Monoprint of my ink pallet using Gamblin oil base ink on Rives BFK lightweight paper

Eight of Swords
2.5x3.5" ACEO 2015
Inktense watercolor pencils and sharpie markers. It's inspired by the tarot card and a vintage circus photograph

The Magician
7.5x10.5" 2015
Acrylic painting on upcycled food packaging. It's inspired by a vintage circus poster and the Major Arcana tarot card the Magician and the tarot minor arcana Aces.

The Moon
2.5x3.5" ACEO 2015
Miniature acrylic painting on 4 layers of re-purposed food packaging laminated and sealed with gesso. Inspired by tarot cards.

The Star
2.5x3.5" ACEO 2015
Mminiature acrylic painting on 4 layers of re-purposed food packaging laminated and sealed with gesso. Inspired by tarot cards.

The Sun
2.5x3.5" ACEO 2015
Acrylic painting on 4 layers of re-purposed food packaging laminated and sealed with gesso.  Inspired by tarot cards.



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