New Year, new Blog!

By Rhea Fontaine

Happy New Year to all of our good friends and supporters!
Paulson Bott Press is happy to celebrate the New Year by announcing our new BLOG!  For us, this year means a renewed commitment to what it is we love: making and publishing fine art prints. We look forward to sharing more about our process, our artists and ultimately our etchings. We’re kicking off the year with an Opening for Shaun O’Dell Friday, January 14th, from 6-9pm. The show will include his five new etchings along with works on paper. There will be a live musical performance by Words (Shaun O’Dell, Randy Lee Southerland & Jeff Anderson). 

We hope you will join us.
Here’s to Health, Happiness and Art in 2011!

Three new prints by Shaun O’Dell

Overheard in the Studio:
“Shaun started this project by bringing in compositions made of collaged copies of his existing drawings. He really liked the graphic quality of the Xerox and was interested in replicating that ‘copy feeling’ in the prints. This led to our use of a soft ground fabric plate for the background of the three larger images.
“Our intention was to capture the grainy grays that were in the collages by manipulating the fabric.  It was a challenge to really capture the look, so we ended up using different color inks to emulate the various densities of value in the background.

Renee Bott & Shaun O’Dell in the Studio

 

Kota Ezawa, “Stairs”, 2009

“We also utilized the step etch spitbite method that we used with Kota Ezawa during his 2009 project.

Shaun O’Dell, “Plunged Into It”, 2010 (Detail)

 

“This method created all of Shaun’s tight little lines of varying value. The blue detail in “Plunged Into It” is a perfect example. It’s an extremely laborious way to do spitbite and it requires a bit of luck. If done correctly and luck is with you, the end result is beautiful.”- Renee Bott

Step Etch Spitbite in progress

To read an interview with Shaun O’ Dell please go here

Shaun playing music in the studio