Chico

Chico, 4x5 Computer Ink (P)

Chico, 4×5 Computer Ink (P)

I did this “ink” of Chico the sheep on my laptop with a Bamboo pen pad, in the program Artrage.  It’s my first try at computer-aided art.  The computer just recorded my penstrokes.

Chico lives at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY.

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RoCo 6x6x2013

I submitted these two pieces to the 2013 Rochester Contemporary Art Center 6×6 show today.  This is a fun show where you donate original 6″ x 6″ works of art and they sell them to raise funds for the center.  The artist’s name is not revealed until after the item is sold.  I heard they were about to go under a few years ago, and they decided to give it one more shot.  They marketed it better I guess, and now the show receives international submissions.  Last year there were over 7,000 pieces, which they put up with tacks in a grid floor to ceiling.  It is fun to attend, seeing this crazy variety of art – my kids liked it a lot.  Admission is only $1 and it runs through June and the first half of July.

Lupito is a rescued Chihuahua, and McLovin’ lives at Farm Sanctuary.

This is my first time printing a computer-aided work.  Not wanting to print it on fine-art paper, with its cold-press sort-of texture, I used Moab Lasal Matte paper on my Canon Pixma Pro 9000 II.  I used the ICC file Moab provides with no problems.  It came out fantastic – it glows in the least amount of light, almost seeming like it would glow in the dark.  Click the Business-Prints category at the right to see more about printing.