"Happy Birthday, Jon! Hope your active on here. I've dropped off for a while, but just saw your birthday was today, and I really love your work, so thought I would congratulate you. Hope your birthday is as amazing as your…"
Describe your style of art and materials you like to use?
Mostly abstract expressionism, some figurative or representational, on canvas or wood, and paper with acrylics. I still don't really know what my "style" is actually. It almost always has some figurative elements, but not enough that I would label it as such. I enjoy playing with mixed media as much as I can make something happen in the construction process. I have many more ideas than finished mixed media works.
some of my art disturb some of my relatives. I put on paper ( wood, canvas , etc) what I feel at the moment. Last week I stepped into a needle and had to go to the ER to extract it. It was so painful. The doodle I made at the Hosp shows my agony but my oldest son( who happens to be a med. doctor) freaked out and begged not to put it on FB! and by the way, your cumpliments are very appreciated, especially since you have beautiful pieces that stir up the soul.
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).