gapingvoid getting serious about the lithograph business

[Me working on “DesertManhattan”. Photo courtesy of Deborah Smail.] After a couple of years of thinking about it, I’m finally moving forward in the lithograph department. Here are some initial thoughts: 1. Yes, I’ve done lithographs before e.g for Techcrunch, Stormhoek and Microsoft. Those were produced digitally, for high-numbered editions [one thousand or so]. This […]

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“desertmanhattan”: progress report

[Click on images to enlarge. Click to watch the video here.] I started adding the acrylic last week. If you click on the top picture, you’ll see I’ve just start applying the India Ink, towards the top. That was yesterday. If you click on the link above, I made a little 2-minute phonecam video explaining […]

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debora smail

[Applying the pencil to DesertManhattan. Photos courtesy of Debora Smail, who was in town last week. Click on images to enlarge etc.] Last week the photographer, Debora Smail was in town, working on a travel assignment for a magazine. We hung out a bit; first we cracked open a few beers at Harry’s Tinaja, then […]

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studio update: desertmanhattan

[Click on image to enlarge etc.] For the last couple of months, I’ve been talking about a return to large-format paintings. Originally I was planning 6-by-6-foot canvases; I decided instead to opt for 4′x8′. I finally have my studio set up, as pictured above. It’s an outdoor studio, with cement floor, tin roof, and as […]

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