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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

 

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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

 

 

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

I Love My Job+Examples OF Printmaking In Glass Art

So, I’m a few weeks into my new job at Bullseye Glass, and I am having a blast.  I get to talk with artist’s about their work and process; I have learned so much about kiln-formed glass; and I really enjoy working with the people I work with.

One thing I am constantly impressed with at Bullseye is the drive to break new ground in regards to kiln-formed glass art, and how often this drive involves printmaking processes.

In todays post I’ll share some examples of this marriage by giving a shout out to Louise Krampien.  Louise works in the Research & Education Department at Bullseye and has developed a kiln cast glass making technique involving relief printmaking.  She is also teaching a course on this style here in Portland on August 17th.  Yesterday I set up a display of these pieces in the Resource Center to highlight the class and technique and was so impressed I feel it necessary to share.  They are amazing!

 

 

 

I’m scheduled to work two of the four days this course is going on and will most definitely be peeking in.

If you want more info on this class, here is the link:

http://www.bullseyeglass.com/kilncasting/relief-print-methods-adapted-to-kilncast-glass-portland-281.html

Have a great day.

 

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