Thursday, February 24, 2011

Men In Blue - Sample Proof

This cutting, based on the front cover of his book "Temptations", photographed by Jeff Palmer, and used with his permission, was more about chiaroscuro than any other piece of mine.

The figure on the left is almost completely in shadow.  Because of his body position and the relative brightness of his companion, his face and body detail is so well implied that one can almost see it, even though it isn't there.

This proof, unlike all the others measures only 8"x10".

Monday, February 7, 2011

Uncle Dave

My Uncle Dave, my mother's brother, passed away in late January.

A few years ago he and his wife retired and moved to North Carolina.  I wasn't able to make it to the funeral but wanted to do something to say good-bye.

I did this cutting, based on a photo taken at his sister's wedding.  It was the last time I saw him.

He will be missed.