Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's Time To Change the Magazine Subscriptions

It's been a real joy for me to get back into printmaking after so many years of not having a chance to do it. This is an 8 x 10 zinc plate that has been etched and then gone back into with soft ground. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that my former mentor, John Thein, has graciously been helping me with this piece and helping me remember (relearn?) all of the different intaglio techniques.

The title for the piece is a little tongue in cheek, but for some reason I still always check all the magazines lying around at the doctor's office only to realize that I really don't want to spend my time by reading "Redbook", "People" or some other publication that usually just blathers about bland topics. I'm not saying that finding out who the latest Hollywood starlets are dating currently isn't completely I am saying that. And, yet, I stand there and sift through them all looking for some sort of gem of a magazine, and I am always disappointed, and then am always, lastly, thankful that I have my sketchbook.