Janet Echelman Sculpture

June 10, 2011

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June 10, 2011

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These would be one of the most impressive sketchbooks I witnessed in my life.

Jonathan Harris. Sketchbooks

 

– Well, it’s a tough question.
– Why?
– I haven’t got a mirror big enough to embrace all of me, and without being able to see myself how am I going to form my style? Can we switch the topic now?
– Gotcha! You are wriggling now! Painful, uncomphortable?
– Ok, then. Bring it on! In three months time you’ll see what I have to say about my personal style!
– Deal!

– But I am not doing what she’s doing. Even though I admire the idea and the presenter!

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Came upon a Youtube channel by Levi Strauss. Like it! First of, a clip about an artist making paper out of denim. And what she does doesn’t matter as much as her life outlook. Find it very helpful, especially for me with my impatience, which is actually subsiding somewhat lately…

New mezzotint prints

June 2, 2011

I have finished working on a few plates, most of which are going to be exhibited at the Blackheath gallery in London starting from 11th of June as part of their Summer Show.

Decided to experiment with adding colour to mezzotint. Got varied feedback. I am posting images with colour and without colour, and would love to hear your opinion on them!

Mezzotint nude

“Sun” – 1

 

Mezzotint

“Sun” – 1

Mezzotint nude“Sun” – 2

Mezzotint nude

“Sun” – 3

 

 

 

 

 

Mezzotint nude

“Sun” – 1

Mezzotint nude

“Sun” – 2

Mezzotint nude

“Sun” – 3

 

 

 

 

 

Mezzotint. The Apple

“The Apple”

Mezzotint. The Apple

“The Apple”

Mezzotint. The Apple

“The Apple”

 

 

 

 

Mezzotint. The Apple

“The Apple”

Mezzotint. The Apple

“The Apple”

Mezzotint. The Apple

“The Apple”

 

 

 

 

The above images are rather large. Well, for a mezzotint AND for my mezzotints. Nudes are all 15x24cm, and the apple prints are 23×36.5 the left and right images and 23x23cm the central one.

I am gradually increasing the sizes of my plates. Gradually, because mezzotint IS such medium – incremental. Currently, I am working on two portraits which are the biggest ever – 75x46cm.

In comparison with hours, days, weeks and months it took me to finish the above prints, working on a couple of small plates hardly left an imprint on my memory. Still, I like them for their simplicity. Simpleton-icity even 🙂

Garlic. Mezzotint

“Garlic”

Mezzotint. Olives

“Tinker, taylor…”