this is what the prints look like in their frames.
"Joy to the World, all the boys and girls"
"Upon a Star"
This is a series of small mono-prints that I have made to go into the Key West Art Center show "RETRO-WORKS". The Key West Art Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a large party and a show of how their member artists interpret the sixties. I chose the age of Aquarius theme and earthy images. These pieces are small, the image and mat are 5" x 7". I had a ton of fun making these. Some of them use oil based inks and some are acrylic paints, each have their advantages. The acrylics dry so fast that if you do a layer you hate, you can wipe it out with a sponge. The oil based inks have that wonderful consistency. The birds are stamps I carved out of Speedball blocks. The words are store bought stencils with Golden's mic------ iron oxide (can't spell it and too lazy to go down to the studio to look it up) which I love to work with. Lots of layering going on in these. At each step I used a discarded mat to isolate the image and decide what the next step would be. The show and party are this coming Sunday and I am looking forward to it.