Collagraph: Breakfast Alarm

Breakfast Alarm 7x7 Collagraph with colored pencil on Arches paper  Sold
Here is another collagraph (process shots begin at the bottom) for the fundraising exhibit at Gale's Restaurant in three weeks - called Art for the Animals.  Proceeds will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society, which will likley help with their transition to a new facility, and rumor has it they'll be at the event with a few adoptable animals (last year, two dogs found homes at this exhibit).  Gale is incredibly generous when she hosts these fund raisers - and she'll be serving a lovely assortment of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the opening... so, if you're local to Los Angeles, please save the date; Sunday, March 10 at 3:00pm!  Forward this post, and gather your animal loving friends and family,  and plan to come. I'll see you there!
After the ink dried, I added colored pencil

Pulling the print on my Takach etching press

Applying Akua Intaglio Ink to the plate a la poupee'

Adhering #120 carborundum grit into the receded areas I've cut away from the plate

Carving and removing the upper layer of (back) mat board where I want ink to settle

One of the models, photo-bombing my process shot in the studio.

The other model for this piece. He also assists with Art Shipping, as you can see.

Art Quote
King George VI was looking through a set of newly completed drawings of Windsor Castle commissioned by the Queen from John Piper (1903-1992). The King had volunteered to receive her visitors that morning as well as his own when a sudden cold obliged her to cancel engagements.  Piper sat silent. Etiquette required that he should say nothing before His Majesty spoke. The King, no connoisseur,  quite clearly fund it extremely difficult to shape any suitable comment on these challengingly dramatic, dark visions in a modernist idiom of the Round Tower and other familiar landmarks. The silence grew tense, almost painful. The King spoke at last..... "You had darned bad weather!"
Noel Barber ~ Conversations with Painters


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

thanks for sharing the process, Belinda. A beautiful piece for a great cause.

Belinda Del Pesco said...

@Mary - thanks for stopping by. I have, in the past - lived with & loved & stepped over 6 rescued animals (2 greyhounds and 4 cats). It's a Good Thing. :)

Sherry Schmidt said...

Love this piece! What a neat image~

Belinda Del Pesco said...

@sherry - thanks, I'm glad you like it. :)