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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

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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.

 

 

 

Nova Artworks

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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

Printmaking Residency

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Great News!  I’ve been accepted into the winter printmaking residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.  I’m really excited to spend two weeks in January working on a larger scale woodblock print, have access to state of the art facilities and meet other printmakers.  I’ll make sure to post pictures of my trip and my work as they both unfold.
Here is one of my newer prints
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“Smoke”
Have a great day!
Drew

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

 

 

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.

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