Next years blocks

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End grain locust. This and other blocks will acclimate for a year before preparing them for cutting.

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Some recent photo’s

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Top photo is of some proofs of a series of 3 etchings I did this Spring.  Middle photo is of the proof stage of a new print project.  Then there’s the studio.  Just a nice pic.

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A Busy Few Months

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Sharptown Press gets a Vandercook #219 – “old style”

"Big Blue" - 30" Etching press on the way out ...

“Big Blue” – 30″ Etching press on the way out …

Vandercook #219 ready for loading

Vandercook #219 ready for loading

Home sweet home!

Home sweet home!

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Pictures from the year …

My first ever bumper sticker on the new rig

First ever bumper sticker on the new rig

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What you get when you ask a fellow artist for 3″ x 3″ rags for the etching table

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proofing or proving?

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drawing with light (using a chisel)

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Big Blue before the big move …

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“Numbers” before proofing

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Cutting to the chase …

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winter show at Nomad Gallery with Joyce Godsein Gallery

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Apace, apace, honest work bares a lovely face

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New Equipment!

The brand new "Hopesonic"

The brand new “Hopesonic”

One of the main reasons for doing the extensive renovations at Sharptown Press is having the ability to get new equipment on short notice and not have to be concerned about structural/space issues. With the arrival of the “Hopesonic”, we will be able to usher in a bygone era with bygone style when the renovation continues across the hall in the bathroom. Thanks to Erik Molbach, one of our many equipment scouts.

 

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In the style of …

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On a recent visit to Studio 21 South to pick up artwork from past shows, I found this small seascape I had done on Monhegan Island.  Despite it’s brightness, it was done probably after dusk with minimal light after a long day of painting.  Also visited with one of my favorite painters Thor Wickstrom and painter Bob LaFond.  Printmaking studio renovation is nearly done.

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Aesthetic issues …

... and other issues, like what to do with all this printmaking stuff.

… and other issues, like what to do with all this printmaking stuff during the construction of the new studio.

There is also the issue of freezing pipes in the Studio building.

There is also the issue of freezing pipes in the Studio building.

Some paintings from the Summer and Fall on the newly completed North wall in the painting studio.

Some paintings from the Summer and Fall on the newly completed North wall in the painting studio.

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When did I forget how to draw?

Drawings left behind by young visitors

Drawings left behind by young visitors

Vladimir Zimakov (http://www.vladimirzimakov.com) stopped in with his wife Katya and kids as well as his mom. I found the drawing on the stone walk to the guest house. I think is was Vladimirs daughter because I don’t think Vlad can draw like that any more. I know I have forgotten.

It was delightful to meet the fam and see Vladimir again. We vowed to keep blogging and hopefully in the near future, do a print project together. But most importantly – KEEP BLOGGING!

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Structural Demolition – for all you studio building junkies!

4" of unreinforced concrete on top of a wooden floor deck.

4″ of unreinforced concrete on top of a wooden floor deck.

Let the fun begin.

Let the fun begin.
So that's why the ink, presses, paper and my feet were so cold! A 625 sq. ft. cold air plenum.

So that’s why the ink, presses, paper and my feet were so cold! A 625 sq. ft. cold air plenum.

4 old guys, 6 hours.

4 old guys, 6 hours.

Move over youth of today and watch how it's done...

Move over youth of today and watch how it’s done…

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