SOCIETY OF AMERICAN GRAPHIC ARTISTS SPRING MEETING
Sunday May 26th, 2013
Noon – 4pm
Westbeth Arts Center Community Room, NYC
A Printmaker’s Picnic
*Each One Bring One
(*You’re invited to bring a friend and a recent print to share)
RSVP if you can…to this post or firstname.lastname@example.org
Picnic refreshments will be served
Directions to Westbeth:
Westbeth is at 55 Bethune Street, NYC - corner of Washington Street in the West Village.
Directions; A, C or E train to 14th St. Walk south on 8th Ave. to Abingdon Square, then west(right) on Bethune Street to Washington Street.
Or, the 1, 2 or 3 train to 14th Street. Walk west on 12th Street to Abingdon Square, then continue west on Bethune Street to Washington Street.
—— Continue west past the entrance and enter the courtyard entrance. In the courtyard, the community center is on the right ——-
GPS location: 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014
Tumblr Of The Week: http://www.cavetocanvas.com/
We are happy to feature Cave To Canvas as our Septagon Studios Tumblr Of The Week. This is a great site full of contemporary artists and artworks. Each day an artist is chosen and their work gets posted throughout the day. The great thing about Cave To Canvas is that they are open to suggestions and submissions. Have a peek at their archive or better yet go through their artist directory to see if the work of your favorite artist has been posted, and if hasn’t, go ahead and send in your suggestion. Cave To Cavas is a well tailored art site that you’ll be happy to see on your dashboard. Trust me. :)
More tropical fish for LITTLE FINCH from Cheryl Hannah FyreWorkshops Braidwood NSW. They have magnets in their “noses” so they can be fished with a rod and magnetic hook.
From Lesson #16 the adding of colour to the reverse of the ink drawing done a few weeks ago.
Copyright: Cheryl Hannah, Director FyreGallery NSW
Gallery Gal goes to Art Class - Lesson # 17
My teacher Roland Aronsen suggested I tackle the different proportions of drawing Ginger Meggs when he was a little kitten…like all babies, he has a big head in relation to his body. Still he was very cute!
Copyright: Cheryl Hannah, Director FyreGallery Braidwood NSW 2013
Let’s say - let’s take a look at Chromolithographs - because they’re awesome.
Definition via wikipedia here:
Chromolithography is a method for making multi-color prints. This type of color printing stemmed from the process of lithography, and it includes all types of lithography that are printed in color. When chromolithography is used to reproduce photographs, the term photochrom is frequently used. Lithographers sought to find a way to print on flat surfaces with the use of chemicals instead of relief or intaglio printing.
Chromolithography became the most successful of several methods of color printing developed by the 19th century; other methods were developed by printers such as Jacob Christoph Le Blon, George Baxter and Edmund Evans, and mostly relied on using several woodblocks with the colors. Hand-coloring also remained important; elements of the official British Ordnance Survey maps were colored by hand by boys until 1875. The initial technique involved the use of multiple lithographic stones, one for each color, and was still extremely expensive when done for the best quality results. Depending on the number of colors present, a chromolithograph could take months to produce, by very skilled workers. However much cheaper prints could be produced by simplifying both the number of colors used, and the refinement of the detail in the image. Cheaper images, like advertisements, relied heavily on an initial black print (not always a lithograph), on which colors were then overprinted. To make an expensive reproduction print as what was once referred to as a “’chromo’”, a lithographer, with a finished painting in front of him, gradually created and corrected the many stones using proofs to look as much as possible like the painting in front of him, sometimes using dozens of layers.”
Like these? take a close look at Michael Barnes…
flip preview available.
on-demand catalog of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) 79th Members Exhibition held at The Old Print Shop, New York City, May 19th - June 29th 2012.
76 pages, 130 artists
I finally finished this lithograph last weekend. Sometimes, I start to feel like I’m getting the hang of this printmaking stuff.
A sneak preview of the latest design from FyreWorkshops…these knitted fish have magnets fitted inside their heads so that they can be “fished” using a rod and line with a magnetic hook. They have been commissioned by the gals at Little Finch in Braidwood and will go on sale soon. I suspect I will be making quite a few more given Jen’s very positive reaction to the first 8 of them. ;-)