Part of the flood of new work done in the last 6 months... I just love plants. Organic shapes in general, but plants... ahhh... Mother Nature at its most imaginative.
Starting in the late Spring, I started work on a number of new pieces.
I thought it would be fun to see the progression of a mural I designed for a local School District. First, I prepared the approved design in the computer. Then I climbed on a scaffold and painted on the wall for a straight week. It's been a while since I've done that kind of work, and found out I still enjoy doing it. Painting letter shapes is time consuming yet enjoyable AND a little nerve-wracking.
If you happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area, i will be showing my work at a few local venues. First is Arrivederci Cafe, 11 G St, San Rafael, CA 94901, from 8/23 to 9/12/14. Then it is time for SF Open Studios! We will open our studio doors again this November 8-9: http://www.artspan.org/artist/pitipua. Come over and take a look at my new stuff!
I am fascinated by the million ways in which digital art, the cmyk commercial print scheme and printmaking all can interact. This latest experiment involves a digitally-generated pattern, a 4-color printing process and 4 collagraph plates. One of the coolest things in exploring this process is that the color separations and the generating of all the different parts of the plates can be done using the computer, which saves some time. One of the challenges I am finding is keeping the print artistic, fresh and unique while taking advantage of the precision of the technical medium.
I went shopping for some fun-to-draw groceries, with a linocut in mind.
I have been busier than usual lately, getting new work ready for the Aug. 23rd show at Arrivederci Rest. in San Rafael. Here's the process for my latest, a still life in pastel.
Daily practice = the name of the game.
Lazy Sunday sketching... 4 different media versions of the same object.
As I worked on this new website it became clear to me that a new logo was needed, one that expressed my redirection as more of a printmaker and less of strictly a graphic designer. Which is ironic since the process began with a digital concept and ended with a digital file, but the juicy middle was all print, the lo-tech way.
The best, most inspiring bit of information I've seen in a long while. As a late-blooming artist, I am finding out the hard way the importance of daily work. Not that my teachers didn't warn us about it... Here, watch and enjoy: