Tag Archives: black and white woodcut

Wonderful

I’ve started to update my Etsy store with new prints including this one:

il_570xN.692701736_9slg

Wonderful

Image Size 11″ x 11 3/4″

Paper Size 17″ x 18″

Edition of 12

Stop by, check it out and let me know what you think.  I’ll be adding more images soon, but as always, if you are interested in any of my work don’t hesitate to contact me through a comment.  Since I make multiples I may still have the print you’re looking for in stock.

Have a great day!

Drew

Advertisements

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

 

Nova Artworks

IMG_4093

A big thanks to the Oxford Regional Education Centre Visual Arts in Nova Scotia, Canada for highlighting my woodcuts on their website.  You can check out all of the great things that they do by clicking the link below:

http://www.novaartworks.com/

I’ve been printing a lot recently, but not taking many pictures.  Gotta get on that.

Have a great day,

Drew

New Print From Found Wood

This is one of the woodcuts I worked on outside a couple of weeks ago.  It is carved out of some scrap wood I found in my shed.  There were actually two scraps of the same type of wood, a square and this one.  This one is far from having right angles, which is why I was so interested in using it.  Basically… It’s got a lean to it from the left to the right side and the top has a slight wave which I think is gorgeous.  So far I have printed ten of this image.  I’m not sure yet what the finished edition will be.  It’s also still untitled at this point.  The other piece of wood, the square piece, I have been using for some color mixed process prints, which I’ll post pictures of when I get further along.

Have A great day.

Copyright©2012 by Drew Kail

What I’ve Been Up To+Craft Shows+New Prints Coming

Just an update on some things I’ve been up to since I returned from Pittsburgh.  

I participated in the Crafty Underdog event held at the Bob White Theater on June 3rd.  A Fantastic history to the theater including a gentleman named Dale Haskin who purchased it in the 1990’s to house his Wurlitzer organ pieces.  The Bob White is in the process of being renovated to be a functional space again, and I was excited to be a part of this first weekend reopening.  Thanks Crafty Underdog.  There are two more days of events in the Bob White Theater this June 23rd and 24th.  I will not be participating, because that is my 6th wedding anniversary weekend.  But do check them out if you are in Portland.  You can find out more info on their website:

http://thecraftyunderdog.com/

I wanted to show my setup for the event, because it really is a simple thing that anyone can do when needing to display their work.  I used a 3 panel cardboard display board, which I got at SCRAP, painted it with gesso to make it white and hung samples of my work with thumb tacks.  The only real “construction” was screwing an empty cardboard box to the back of the board as a support so the display didn’t topple over.  Not really exciting so I didn’t take a picture.  Alyssa set up my table and I think it looked great.  She’s good at that kind of stuff.

An old wine box that I acquired from a previous job held all of the inventory and propped up a few collages.  I cut out and hand typed 100 business cards for this event.  I love how much people enjoy sifting through the stacks to get just the right one.  It’s free art.  What’s better than that?

Alyssa purchased this brand new battery operated camping lantern that worked wonderfully during the event as a little beckon of light… A little light house directing people to my space.

The last thing I want to show is my banner.  I cut the letters for Drew Kail out of black and white woodcuts.  The drewkail.wordpress.com is cut out of reused black mat board.  Everything was then glued to a piece of bristol board.  Pretty easy and I’ve used it for a few shows now, so it’s held up extremely well.

Events like Crafty Underdog are great to get exposure for your work, and I wanted to show that you can make a really nice display for almost no money.  I plan on building a wooden version of the cardboard display board with a hinge, but that’s another day.

Other than hanging out at craft shows I’ve been working on some new woodcuts.  I was carving on our back deck last weekend when the weather was beautiful and Alyssa took some pictures.

I carved two separate blocks that day.  This one is a piece of found MDF Board.  Originally the image was carved into reused linoleum, however, the lino had some sort of ink resist on it which made printing a quality image out of the question.  To remedy the situation, I printed the lino on the found MDF, which I will then print on the paper.

Here’s a better shot of the image.

I love working outside, because you can just sweep all of the wood shavings into the backyard.  I began printing the second block I cut that day and should have pictures up soon.

Have a great day!

Copyright©2012 by Drew Kail

And We’re Back

Alyssa and I flew back to Portland yesterday from Pittsburgh.  Justin and Megan’s wedding was amazing.  Congratulations Justin and Meagan!  I’m so glad I had the chance to be a part of their special day.  Alyssa and I also had the opportunity to spend time with our families and a few friends in the area.  The only thing better would have been a longer trip, because there is never enough time to see everyone.

Homesick

I do love the city of Pittsburgh.  It was great to be home.  Here is a woodcut I printed based on the post-industrial landscape of the Pittsburgh area.  This piece in particular was inspired by the Carrie Furnace in Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Have a great day.

Copyright©2012 by Drew Kail

Seaman’s Log: 3/29/2012

Homesick

Today is the day that my woodcuts are the images accompanying Seaman’s Log by Ben Leib.  The site is the daily journal of events on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico as experienced by the writer himself.  I have been following Ben’s work for awhile now and really look forward to reading each days posts.  I think his writing is magnificent and am very pleased that he wished to include my work in todays post.  Please check out what Ben has been doing, and follow his blog to keep up on what he will be doing.

Here is the link to Seaman’s Log: 3/29/2012

http://benleib.com/2012/04/05/seamans-log-3292012/

Thanks Ben for including my work.  The post is great

Drew

Copyright©2012 by Drew Kail