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New Print Pics…. Finally

S0… A few months ago I came back from a winter residency at Penland School of Crafts and said I would post pictures of the finished piece soon.  Well… Life got pretty busy when I got home and I never got to it… Until now.

 

Penland

Penland

24″x52″

Since I got back from North Carolina I’ve also printed a number of newer pieces.  I’ve included a picture of one that was just featured at an exhibition here in Portland.

A Better Person Would Grow Their Own

A Better Person Would Grow Their Own

24″x 24″

I hope to have more new pictures soon.

Have a great day!

Drew

 

Penland Printmaking Residency

 

IMG_4257Just back from my winter residency at Penland School of Crafts.  I will make a full post soon, but wanted to share this exciting news.  Penland featured my work today on their blog.  

http://www.penland.org/blog/2014/01/portland-to-penland/#sthash.NQ33YR72.06S6xjKK.dpbs

I had a wonderful time pushing the limits of my work and meeting all of the other printmakers.  Thanks again to Penland, Diane Fine and Kathy Kuehn for giving me this opportunity.

Have a great day.

 

 

 

New Prints!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything, but I wanted to share some new works in progress.  Here are a couple of woodblocks I plan on printing this weekend.  My life has been extremely busy over the past year, but I hope to begin a more steady blog presence again.  I’ve also changed the look of the site and would appreciate any feedback.  Let me know what you think.

 

 

 

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It’s nice to be posting again.

 

Have a great day!

Drew

Copyright © 2013 by Drew Kail

 

 

Do You Think + Nice Hat

Do you Think

Nice Hat

I finished a couple more drawings recently and am pretty pleased with the direction they are heading.  The exercise itself of automatic drawing is such an wonderful thing, in that it allows my imagination to run wild at the end of a work day, or soon before I turn in for the night.  I’ve been finding that after longer sessions of drawing before I go to bed I have much more vivid and unusual dreams, which I love.  I’m still working out how a narrative can fit into the grand scheme of things, or if it should at all.  We’ll see.  That seems like something down the road.

Photographs

I’ve been inspired by Nicole of NMNPHX “Photo Friday” post.  Because of her I decided to share some of my photos and to take new ones.  I took these a while ago as an exploration into color, layering and pattern in digital imagery and never showed them to anyone.  My intent was to “paint” with the camera lens by taking photos of collaged paper scraps.  I’ve been straying away from my traditional printmaking recently with my drawing project and working on a series of larger scale collages for an exhibition coming up in December, but I think it’s good to take a break.  Embarking on projects involving different mediums keeps my creativity fresh and may lead to technical cross over down the road. Anyways, here is the first of three series of photographs I’ve taken.

Have a great day.

Copyright ©2012 by Drew Kail

More New Drawings

A couple more new drawings I took photos of.

So… I think my comic and cartoon influence is on full display with these drawings.  I’m really enjoying myself and should have another one completed and photographed soon.

Have a great day

Copyright©by Drew Kail 2012

New Drawings

When tearing down paper to make prints, scraps are produced.  I’ve always kept these scraps with the intent that some day I would use them.  As you may know from reading my blog I am very passionate about reusing materials rather than throwing them away.  Recently I have begun to draw on the scraps.  It’s a great exercise, because each piece is different, and often the scraps aren’t perfect squares.  Nothing is planned when beginning each drawing.  I just start making shapes with my pen and go from there. I’ve completed a couple and wanted to share them.

 

 

I only have two photographed so far, but will post more later.

I may turn these into screen prints.  I’m thinking that eventually I’ll make some kind of book out of them, but don’t know exactly how or why just yet.  We’ll see.

 

Have a great day

Copyright©2012 by Drew Kail