Tag Archives: woodcut prints

Wonderful

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

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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

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

 

 

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

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