June 29, 2018

It says it all above.  I get to show the "and/or" series as a whole finally! Opens at the Art Walk on Thursday July 5th from 5-8 PM. A more formal reception and artist talk will be on Saturday July 21st from 3-5 PM.

June 28, 2018

I was having issues with the K40 cutting aline twice, with the second cut being maybe a few pixels outside of the first.  This made for cuts that did not necessarily penetrate the whole thickness of the substrate (1/8" plywood, and in particular, 1/8" mdf) and when it did, it was a burnt and ragged cut.

As usual, I've been using LaserDRW, the stock software that comes with the K40 until I can find the time to upgrade.  It is as I've stated before a stripped dow...

June 28, 2018

I created this moon for one of the niches in the piece.  It is engraved in 1/8" mdf and is around 3.5" in diameter. The settings were at 500mm/sec and around 20% power for any K40 people out there. I struggled a little bit to cut it completely through. I think that is a focusing issue and am a few mm out of focus, but it still works pretty well.  I was able to "pop" it out of the mdf, but one part of the edge was fuzzy.

June 28, 2018

 I actually created the card...like I needed something to do.  Details are above. From July 2nd to 31st, with the opening on Tuesday the 2nd from 6:00-7:30.

It is a busy week for me with the Lynn Hanson show happening simultaneously.

June 28, 2018

I've been sitting on this piece for along time.  I built the frame and whale over a year ago.  Time flies!

I'm finally getting around to painting it as the Lynn Hanson Gallery show approaches.  I have plenty of work ready, but I like how the last minute rush can produce a tremendous amount of work in a short period of time

Here the frame has been painted and the initial stages of distressing have begun.

The distressing is almost complete.  Just adding some m...

June 21, 2018

Nice to finish another piece in the build up for the two shows approaching.  I forgot to shoot some photos of details, so they'll be coming soon

June 20, 2018

I have mentioned Steve Comba a number of times here.  He is the assistant director of the Pomona College Museum of Art and a CGU alumni.  He is also quite a painter, print maker and all around artist.  Like may of us older guys, he is finally up to date with a fresh website, courtesy of his daughter's expertise.

Here is a link to stevecomba.com

June 19, 2018

It is a little late coming for 2018 as this is the first work that I've completed for the year.  Plenty of work is in progress, sore there will be more to come...some soon with the solo show at Lynn Hanson Gallery fast approaching

Here's a detail of the copper rock fish.  I tried a little bit different technique with the scales.

Here is a detail of the distressing of the REBOUND plaque.

 And finally a detail of the gauge that was create for this piece

June 18, 2018

A number of years ago I purchased a pint of Daniel Smith's gold gesso. I occasionally use gold paint in my work, and I have to say that this product may be the best gold paint, gesso or not, that I've ever used. It is quite smooth, and a creamy consistency.  Now it doesn't cover in one coat, but the build up is consistent, and I really like the surface after a few coats.  Now I've used it more or less like regular acrylic, and not as a gesso for normal paintin...

June 18, 2018

So here is the original from an earlier post.  The background body is a plywood structure skinned in thin MDF. the screws are 3/8" birch hole buttons with an x laser engraved to create a phillips head screw head.  The release plaque is 1/8" MDF that has been laser engraved as well.  The right hand side which is difficult to see is texture paste modeled to look like torch cut steel. The pipe is made from 1" dowel.

 A few details such as a some wel...

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