About Michael Roman

Michael Roman is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He is a painter, printer and photographer. Michael is the owner and managing editor of Dallas Art News.

Paintings Gallery

Girl Picking Flowers by Michael Roman, 1999

Girl Picking Flowers by Michael Roman, 1999

My win daughter (win, place and show) called recently and asked why my paintings were no longer on my website. Unfortunately, I had moved the site to a new web host and decided a new design was in order, but I never got around to adding all the galleries.

I now have most of my favorite paintings back on my website. You can find them on the Painting Gallery page. Cheers.

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Pink Suit

Jacqueline Kennedy's Pink Suit, 2013

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Pink Suit, 2013

I etched and printed Jacqueline Kennedy’s Pink Suit (working title) in my printmaking class at Southern Methodist University last Wednesday.

The iconic pink suit is a Chanel copy. It was not a knock-off, but instead a purposeful copy as Chanel is a French designer. I believe the American firm that made the suit had permission to use the design with minor adjustment.

My little etching is only 2.5 x 3 inches. I pulled test prints as an etching, chine collé, mono type (displayed) and chine collé mono type. The small print looks very good on a large sheet of paper. The chine collé prints are done with pink paper. Continue reading

Dearly Departed, 1994

Dearly Departed, 1994 - Linoleum Block Print, 9 x 12 inches, 2009

Dearly Departed, 1994 – Linoleum Block Print, 9 x 12 inches, 2009

Dearly Departed, 1994 (2009) has to be one of my favorite linoleum block prints of all time.

I created this print for the 15 year anniversary members exhibit at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. Dearly Departed at the time was a print of fifteen famous, dead people from fifteen years ago. Continue reading

President John F. Kennedy

President John F. Kennedy (mono)

President John F. Kennedy (mono)

Last week I created a etch of President John F. Kennedy. I used the president’s portrait for my design. After marking the hard ground with a needle, I etched the copper plate in acid for about 45 minutes. This gave me a rather deep line drawing.

I inked the copper plate on a hot pad and then removed most of the ink. I used my fingers and Q-tips to tone the plate. Because I have specially toned the plate, this is not a mono type.

Visit my Printmaking – Etching and Mono Types page to see a etch of the same print. And don’t miss my latest linoleum block print, Kennedy, Tippit, Owsald, Ruby on my Printmaking – Linoleum Block Prints page.

Vincent with Bandaged Ear

Vincent with Bandaged Ear by M.C. Roman, 2011

Vincent with Bandaged Ear by M.C. Roman, 2011

In the spring of 2011, I created two Vincent etchings in my printmaking class. The etchings were simple line drawings without any hatching or aqua tint. I created the mono types with just my finger tips and cotton swabs.

The mono types are 5×7 inches on Rives BFK paper.