Keeping Art rejections in perspective

Abandoned, NV Route 157 (Roadside Remembrance #1937), solar Cyanotype + Prismacolor, copyright 2012 Douglas Stockdale – Perhaps as many artist and photographers do, I will enter calls for art, aka juried art exhibitions, to see if I can obtain some additional interest in my artwork. Most recently, I have been started to submit my recent cyanotype prints... Continue Reading →

SoCal Monsoon

California Monsoon, Anthropogenic Crisis #8289 copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale - It is really convenient when Mother Nature brings a monsoon storm right to your back yard and provides me with an opportunity to work on one of my many projects, Anthropogenic Crisis. This is my ongoing investigation of the continuing climate crisis and a series... Continue Reading →

Cyanotype versus Prussian Blue gum print

Anthropogenic Crisis #065425 copyright 2021 Douglas Stockdale – In between printing the interior pages of my new artist book, I have a pdf open regarding the basics of gum bichromate printing that I read while the printer hums along. In thinking about the gum printing, I was initially intrigued with the process of printing an initial platinum-palladium... Continue Reading →

AZ Litho book parts delivered

Text block, The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – With a successful pre-publication fund raising campaign takes me to the next step on my publication journey for this artist book; delivery of the lithographic offset color printing of the interior text block from AZ Litho in Tucson Arizona. Very cool!! That's... Continue Reading →

Contemplating Gum Bichromate printing

Drop Area (Gardening for Ordnance) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – One of the nice things about a holiday is a time for self-reflection, which I had an opportunity to have this past week while visiting my son in Oregon. And visiting various wineries to sample their vintage products probably helped as well. I suspect that one of... Continue Reading →

Hybrid Artist Book

Litho interior text block and Printers sample copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – My next artist book is an interesting meld of commercial printing and personal printing that when assembled will create a hybrid artist book. Part of this book will be hand-made (cover and one interior page spread) while incorporating aspects of commercial printing; what I consider... Continue Reading →

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