March 2017

I’ve been busy.

Working away on many secret projects (I SOOO want to talk about them!) and other irons in the fire. As sometimes happens when I’m grinding away on a lot of work, I need a mental break, so I…make a bunch of other work. It may not make sense, but this outlet provides balance when working on several other unrelated projects. The fire to create is stoked and hot, but sometimes I need a break from the specific projects and need to redirect that fire rather than let it fizzle out. So, these collections emerge. And soon, you can buy them if you like.

This collection had a clearly defined theme. Skulls. In explorations in form, texture and color, I focused on the skull as inspiration. These were extremely satisfying to make. The combination of letting the ink washes dictate their own form on the paper and the several small steps each piece took was extremely enjoyable, and dare I say meditative. As a final touch, I broke out the gold leaf for some of the pieces for some added zazz. Two of the pieces were made on a custom substrate: hot press watercolor paper mounted to aluminum panel. I had these custom made from the good people at Trekell Art Supplies. While they normally only offer cold press watercolor paper mounts, I convinced the excellent team to mount my preferred hot press paper (Arches 300 lb) to some custom panels. It was a joy to work on these extremely rigid surfaces, with the added bonus of being solid and pre-mounted on completion. I documented the process of many of the works on my Instagram page under the “stories” feature at the top of the app. 

The works are available for viewing now in the storefront, but will become available for purchase tomorrow, Friday March 10 at a random time. To get the exact time for best chance to purchase, be sure to be subscribed to my newsletter, as newsletter subscribers get the inside drop time info. Thanks as always for the support, enjoy the SKULL SALE!

*UPDATE: Last minute addition:

“Skull Study: Forever”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on collage on chipboard, varnished.
6″ x 9″ (2017) $250
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

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“Skull Study: Cascade”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on paper, varnished.
11″ x 14″ (2017) $800
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“Skull Study: Accolade”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on paper mounted to aluminum panel, varnished.
9″ x 12″ (2017) $600
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“Skull Study: Synergy”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on paper mounted to aluminum panel, varnished.
9″ x 12″ (2017) $600
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“Skull Study: Veiled”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on paper, varnished.
5.5″ x 7.5″ (2017) $175
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“Skull Study: Distance”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
3.5″ x 5.5″ (2017) $75
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“Elegant Parasite”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
5″ x 7″ (2017) $150
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“Skull Study: Knockout”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylic and gold leaf on paper, varnished.
4″ x 5.25″ (2017) $100
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“Skull Study: Sunken”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
5.5″ x 7″ (2017) $150
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“A Hollow Side”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on hot press watercolor paper, varnished.
8.5″ x 11″ (2017) $600
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“Voyager”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
5.25″ x 7″ (2017) $125
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“Skull Study: Hollowfied”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
5″ x 7″ (2017) $150
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“Skull Study: Eternal” original drawing on screenprinted sketchcard
Pen/ink & ink wash on screenprinted Stonehenge printmaking paper, varnished.
6.5″ x 9.5″ # 109 out of limited edition of 200. Hand signed and numbered. (2017) $125
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*NCW*

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Been on a sloth kick lately.

For some reason, they’ve become the new mental spirit animal for my mental health. Chill, laid back and always eager to give out hugs, I just can’t seem to stop drawing them. Even got a big new sloth-themed screenprint coming soon, stay tuned. For now, enjoy “Sloth Stuff: Ernie” in all his huggable glory.

“Sloth Stuff: Ernie”
Pen/ink & gouache on paper.
5″ x 7″ (2017) $125
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*NCW*

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“Urgent Need” Original Inks, Now Available.

by ncwinters on March 1, 2017

First of all, a very special thank you to everyone who recently ordered a print of “Urgent Need.”

About a third of the total prints sold out in the first hour or so, with several more orders trickling in every day. I’m proud to be able to support the ACLU with your support. As there have been several inquiries, I have put the original inks for the main bird part of the image online for purchase. The full print was done in several sections, and pieced together and colored digitally. It became quite a massive undertaking, as I’m still deciphering the best way to apply what I do to the screenprinting medium. I’m more confident with every print, and learning an avalanche of information every time.

The main inks for the bird measure 11″ x 14″ and consist of a combination of ink and some opaque gouache for some knockout/refined areas. Super happy with how it all came together, now I just have to figure out how to top this for future works! Enjoy!

“Urgent Need” original bird inks
Pen/ink & gouache on paper.
11″ x 14″ (2017) $900
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

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*NCW*

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