POSTED ON Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 08:30

Mixed and rolled out ink in my studio.

The temperature had gone up to 88 degrees and the ink was almost not tacky enough to stick to the roller. After getting the graphite ink ready I worked on three new drawings, Happy with the results. But I'm interested in a bit more transparency.I'm glad that I've looked at several new ways to work with materials that can stand up to presentation without being behind glass.

I'm looking at ordering a couple of rubber rollers that cover more area. I want to draw some very big lines.

rolling out the ink
POSTED ON Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 22:56

In my studio today.

I really went to my studio today expecting nothing. I thought I would clean up and store some tools and supplies I wasn't using right now. I began to do just that while my coffee machine did it's thing.

Three drawings inked.
POSTED ON Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 11:42

My favorite place for inking —the glass counter.

I have a fabulous glass counter that I use for mixing inks and inking my linos or blocks it's 9 feet long to accomodate a number of colors or mixes. It's easy to clean up too. I purchased two new inks Graphite and Paynes Gray. I have an idea brewing.

Yummy yummy.

I decided that I had just enough time before I left the studio to do draw-downs to sample the ink on white.

You see them while still wet.

And finally with a darker patch at the bottom.

glass counter inks
POSTED ON Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 18:25

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The start of something.

My interest in printmaking is not to make multiple copies of exactly the same thing. I'm interested in the differences that occur from inking differences and placement and transparent. Planning a vocabulary that will be used over and over again.

POSTED ON Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 00:19

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A quick Hipstamatic pic of my studio today.

I love my studio.

POSTED ON Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 14:43



Happy to say this piece has a new home in Santa Cruz, California.

cosmic spurs | deep surface
pencil, pastel, and charcoal on board
5.5 x 5.5 inches


private collection

POSTED ON Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 14:16

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I've got the printmaking bug.

POSTED ON Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 07:57

I discovered these three drawings while organizing in my studio this week.

Al Genna time, one timing
POSTED ON Friday, March 15, 2013 - 16:42


Signed, matted and packed up a drawing for a buyer yesterday.

It's always wonderful for my work to find a new home.

Get one of your own here >


POSTED ON Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 19:50

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This is my work table as I did some very rough sketches to get started on my new printmaking adventure. My idea was to make marks on different pieces of linoleum and see how they might work together after the pieces we're complete.