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LE SUITE GESU: DIVINE MERCY STUDY DRAWING

LE SUITE GESU: DIVINE MERCY STUDY DRAWING

Reality has caught up to me. I originally set my goal for Le Suite Gesu at 10 prints a year. I got 15 done in the first year, but nothing since last November. Now I’m back at it, and with a more reasonable goal. Since…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 7

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 7

I took a hiatus from etching for the last month. I finished this today. The Virgin’s mouth is a bit fuzzy, but I think I’ll leave it that way. It was arguably the worst day of her life. A sword pierced her heart. Now I…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 6

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 6

I put a softground on this and also did a spot etch for the Blessed Virgin’s face. I put the etching solution on with a brush locally and let it sit for two minutes. I scraped and reshaped the cliff next to the Virgin and…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 5

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 5

I wanted to give the print more contrast, so I did a lot of drypoint and engraving, and polished the areas I wanted very light. Now I have to adjust everything else in relation to what I did. The Blessed Virgin’s face is still in…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 3

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 3

The print is just beginning to solidify. I’ve taken my time with this print. The subject matter is very important, and it is paramount, for me at least, to give it the weight it deserves. The figure of Jesus is starting to gel, and I…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY DAY 3

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY DAY 3

Major revision. Erased the two figures on the sides in the foreground and moved St. Mary Magdalene over to the right. I was able to reveal the Blessed Virgin’s entire body and give her a place to plant her feet. The elimination of the figure…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY DAY 2

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY DAY 2

This is a lot closer. I have to define the crown of thorns better. Then maybe it’s time to go to the plate. I redrew Jesus’ legs and hands. Redrew the Blessed Virgin’s face. Redrew Mary Magdalene’s face. Redrew Mary, wife of Cleopas’ face over…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY

For the past nineteen days or so I’ve been struggling with this, first in my mind, and then on paper. It started out as 12x18in. but I cut it down, There was too much going on. I had Roman soldiers reacting to the earthquake and…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 10TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 10TH PROOF

I’m close to an artist proof with this one. I guess I’ll wait a day or so to decide. The paper is soaked and ready for an edition. My thing now is I kind of like this. I know I’m sending┬áScourging at the Pillar┬áto a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 9TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 9TH PROOF

I established the lower edge of the beard. The 8th proof was full of drypoint that I burnished down. Too many fuzzy lines make Jack a dull boy. Now I have to create a full range of value in the lower portion of the print,…

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