Dude, its great to see you are trying new things, not just in doing a new portrait style but also in the way you are trying to push the look to make it seem more traditional than digital. That is one thing I have always felt about my work being digital. I always felt like an artist whether I was doing a piece on the computer or by pulling out the acrylic paints, but I always felt like there wasnt much there for a digital print in a frame to my own work. I have tried doing non-silver printmaking to give my digital paintings a traditional print look and feel but it just makes for a very time consuming, mind numbing process that is nice when its done or lots of swearing when its doesn't look nice but it is also really expensive. ($90 to print high end cmyk negatives, not to mention working with cancerous materials) Other than printing on watercolor paper and german etching paper, Jude prints out on canvas through someone for his synthetic digital paintings. I really like the idea of mounting a print to wood. I think possibly the next step would be, how can you archivally mount a print or some other process to the wood and have the wood grain of the actual board and not a digital texture of wood be there. That is something I am curious about, and would put money into. Some sort of transfer onto wood that wasn't silkscreen. Again, very cool to see your pushing new ground and taking it to the next level.
I noticed the wood-mounted work at the show, it looks very good (particularly the Karate Kid piece). I'm very interested to see where you'll take it.
Wow, I'm beyond words.Fish- Thanks so much for your comment. I really appreciate it man. I totally feel you with the whole digital thing and all I can say is just keep experimenting. I honestly did not know it was going to work, but once I got going it went pretty smooth. I've been using watercolor and other absorbent papers for the actual printing. In the end I finish them off with 3 coatings of gloss finish, so they shine and stay protected from fading. Minder- Thank-you! The Karate Kid was my favorite to do. We'll see what happens at the golden age show... for right now I think I sort of have a formula...so we'll see if it keeps working.
people were really talking about the wood pieces Joe. excellent color choices on the sides. it's a great idea and you should push it, and Guay's stuff is a perfect vehicle. bravo!
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