Monday, April 24, 2017

Relief + Color Weekend Workshop by Pavel Acevedo

The weekend after the "Prints by Southwest" opening at the South Broadway Cultural Center...

opening on April 20th

... Pavel Acevedo gave a relief print workshop at Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque, April 22 - 23, 2017:

The workshop was conducted at
in Albuquerque

Pavel contributed a print to the Oaxaca Collective (Carpeta Nacional de Estampa en Mexico), which was organized by printmaker Irving Herrera (which has been a big inspiration for the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta):

Pavel Acevedo
showing and discussing

Prints by Workshop Participants


Because most people want color, Pavel Acevedo devised a way to add color to relief prints using a monoprint method.

"Transfer Print" -- The first print will be used to later transfer the image onto an acrylic plate.  Mostly we made this print on cheap newsprint, since this print is temporary.

onto a small square area on  a glass slab,
until it has the right sticky sizzle/cackle sound,
before applying to the linoleum surface

Getting a temporary "transfer" print from the linoleum sheet

Later, Pavel found it easier to use a 
Print Frog glass barren 
(order from Dallas), 
burnishing by hand,
to make the "transfer" print onto newsprint paper

Pavel lays a thin piece of acrylic
on top of the fresh (not dried) "transfer" print,
and rolls that through the press

Pavel holds up
the thin acrylic sheet
after he transferred the image to it
with the press

Applying baby powder (talc) to the acrylic plate,
to dry the ink.
Rub in lightly with one's hands.

Pushing off the excess baby powder 
lightly with a cloth
(note the image is still on the acrylic plate)

Adding Color --  Pavel used Akua intaglio inks to roll colors onto the acrylic (monoprint) plate.  Cleans up with water or alcohol.  Oil inks work as well.

Used the Akua intaglio ink,
scooping it out of the jar with a spatula

Applying color ink with a small roller on the acrylic sheet
(the inked image is dried with baby powder,
and shows through while inking)

Finished acrylic plate
with just rolled red ink
(over "dried" talcum powdered image)
Going over the black image is ok,
since the overlapped red won't show in the final print

Monoprint First -- On good paper, Pavel laid an acrylic sheet the size of the paper (9 x 12 in), and then ran them both through the press, to transfer the image onto the acrylic plate.  Note again, he did not transfer the image directly from an inked lino block  to the acrylic sheet.

Printing the colored acrylic plate
on paper

Key Color Second -- Pavel places and registers the red monoprint over the linoleum block, inked with the black key color, and runs both through the press to create the final print.

The registration template,
is always a mystery to me

Pavel will flip the colored print,
and place it over the inked linoleum sheet,
and run it through the press

Viola!  A finished 2 color relief print masterpiece!

Two variations of colored prints,
next to the linoleum sheet

Satisfying color relief print!

More Fun!

Friday, April 21, 2017

"Prints by Southwest" Opening

We had a great opening in Albuquerque for the "Prints by Southwest (see intro)" exhibition at the South Broadway Cultural Center on April 20th!

360 degree view of the gallery
and push the image around with your mouse
to change views

360 views of the gallery:

playing on stage
in the John Lewis Theatre

looking good, selling prints

upper Gorilla print,
El Paso

upper jaguar print,

lower hummingbird print,

lower red raven print,

lower print,

zebra creature print,

upper print,
Riverside, CA

smallest upper print,

upper print,

Jessica Weybright,
violet adjacent print,

Bruce Carpenter 
also came to the opening,
his print is behind Jessica in the above photo

Krittika Ramanujan,
upper print with touch of yellow,

upper portrait print,

upper print with green mat,

selling prints

Cynthia Evans of El Paso,
giving a print demo

Cynthia Evans of El Paso

Henry Morales of Albuquerque,
giving a print demo

Francisco Delgado sold a lithograph!

A Big Thank You to: