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.