New Art Print: “Bad Omen” Wave 1.

by ncwinters on November 22, 2020

Very, very excited to finally officially announce this new print.

I say that a lot don’t I? Am I excited about everything I make? Is it hype? I hope it’s not the latter, but this time I am definitely really, really excited about this one.

Handily the most intricate and complex work I’ve made to date, I’m blown away with how this print turned out, as it’s a perfect encapsulation of my preferred medium: stream of consciousness. This print also has several bells and whistles I’m very amped about. Special thanks to the fantastic crew at End Hymns for the stellar job producing these in screenprinted form. In addition to the airtight registration and perfect colors (7, including a spot gloss varnish), they also hand deckled the edges of each print, produced on a fine cotton rag paper.

The goal for this print was to really push the boundaries of what I am capable of creatively and through the screenprint medium. Transparent colors are built up in transparent tones, much like watercolor, to try and get a wide range of color and tonal value with as few plates as possible. The final product was then pushed a little further with a spot gloss varnish on the shiny and “wet” areas of the piece- metals, eyes, etc. Additionally, the stock is a high end cotton rag, with hand-deckled edges (done by the professionals at End Hymns, not me!) which also take hand embellishing beautifully. I’m really excited and delighted at the quality of this premium new print.

The prints will release in two waves. There are a total of four colorways, only the first two will be available in Wave 1. The second two variants will come out in Wave 2, which will be announced in the new year.

“Classic” and “Midnight” are the first two colorways, shown in order, along with some details views to follow. In addition to the regular prints, a select handful will be hand embellished for those wanting something extra. The hand embellished prints will go above and beyond, featuring custom painting, ink washes, iridescent inks, gold leaf and whatever else comes to mind in the time I’ve been working (and will continue to work) on these. For real: the cotton rag paper has made these a delight to work on, and I may have gone a little overboard.

Prints will drop next Tuesday, November 24 at a random time in my online shop. As always, be sure you’re signed up to the newsletter in the sidebar of the site for full details and drop time.
I hope everyone is staying as healthy and safe as possible in this surreal time. I thank you as always for the incredible support!
Be well, and on to the prints!

“Bad Omen” Fine Art Release
Main colorway: “Classic” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 200.

Seven color screenprint including spot clear varnish on Neenah cotton rag paper.
Edges hand-torn for a unique deckled edge.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Midnight” variant colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 100.

Seven color screenprint including spot clear varnish on Neenah cotton rag paper.
Edges hand-torn for a unique deckled edge.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $125 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished “Classic” version
(also available in “Midnight, not shown)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 10 of each colorway.
Uniquely hand embellished with ink wash, acrylics, interference inks, clear varnish, gold leaf, etc.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $400 each.
STRICT LIMIT of one Hand Embellished print of each colorway per buyer/household.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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Dave Matthews Band Gorge Drive-In Concert Poster.

by ncwinters on October 29, 2020

New “gig” poster!

You’ll notice “gig” is in quotation marks, as this was a virtual concert, so no actual live event this year. I was asked by the band to create a new poster for their “Drive-In” series, and was happy to oblige. These online-only events are re-broadcasts of previous shows, thus the date on the print from August of 2019.

Sold out show edition- was only available online through DMB site.

One of the goals for this print was to emulate something I’ve been into recently: paper marbling. Through a series of methods, paper is lowered onto swirled inks and the image is “applied” to the paper. I wanted to figure out a way to digitally incorporate the wild swirls and randomness created by the water and transfer that effect into a screenprinting medium. I’m extremely happy with how this print turned out, with extra special gratitude to the team at Lady Lazarus for the absolutely stellar printing job, in terms of color, trapping and all around quality. Thanks also to Matt of Red Star Merchandise for having me back and the amazing amount of creative control. Makes these kind of projects that much more amazing.

The screenprinted posters come in two colorways at six colors each on cougar 100# natural paper stock. There are also a more limited amount available on rainbow foil, and and an even more limited amount (only 5 each!) on paper which are personally hand embellished. For those not aware, the hand-embellished option features the print with various hand-applied details in inks and acrylic paints. It give the print an extra touch, for those who want something a little extra special.

The “Midnight” colorway features my new favorite go-to of a purple colorway, while “Morning” is a variant in more muted greens and yellows. Extremely happy with how both turned out. I often spend a ton of time tweaking final colors before press to make the variations in color both unique to each colorway and also work cohesively within the palette of the color plates both prints share. This, in my opinion, is one of my most successful executions of this to date, made largely possible by the care of the crew at Lady Lazarus. Isaac, Aleisha and the rest of their team really know their stuff!

Prints will go up for sale this coming Saturday, October 31 (Halloween!) at a random time. As usual, be sure you’re subscribed to the newsletter for the exact drop time. Please note as always that there are simply far too few posters for all the interested buyers, and that not everyone who wants one will be able to get a print. It’s a limitation of working with the numbers for the band, and simply is what it is. Note also that there are specific limitations on this drop of no more than one hand embellished print per order, as well as no more than one of each kind of variant per order. So you can order one of everything, but not more than one of any single print.

Thanks as always for the incredible support, and on to the posters!

Dave Matthews Band Drive In August 30, 2019 The Gorge in Quincy, Washington
Artist Variant: “Midnight” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 110.

Six color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $250 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Midnight” version on rainbow foil.
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 65.

Six color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $135 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: “Morning” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 70.

Six color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $65 each.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $250 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Morning” version on rainbow foil.
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 45.

Six color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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“I Dissent” Art Print and Fundraiser.

by ncwinters on October 1, 2020

Things are pretty intense right now.

There’s just too much going on in every direction, and like many of you, I’m wishing there was more I could do. The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spurred me into action and I’ve decided to try and do something about how I feel. So I’ve made a new art print, and am donating half of the proceeds to the ACLU to raise money for those who combat the widespread injustice going on in the country right now. In their words:

The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union —
beyond one person, party, or side.
Our mission is to realize this promise
of the United States Constitution for all
and expand the reach of its guarantees.

If you wish to support this cause, please consider buying a print. Or maybe you don’t really have an opinion on this matter and want a print to celebrate the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this is for you as well. There’s a chance you don’t care about any of this and are just collecting my art, and looking to add the next piece in your collection. This works for that too.

The prints are 18″ x 12″ three color screenprints, printed by Lady Lazarus in Houston. They’re available in two versions: the regular print as is for $40, and a hand embellished version for $150. Against better judgement, I’m putting NO limits on the prints, even the hand embellished versions(!). So if you want to buy several, I encourage you to do so, even though my future hands may regret that decision. Right now my goal is to raise as much money to donate as possible.

The prints are available right now, and will be until next Friday, October 9. The total number of prints sold within the window will determine the final edition size. Please understand that the final number of prints sold, both regular and especially hand embellished will determine the final shipping time. My estimate for now is 3-5 weeks from today, but of course, that may change depending on the amount sold. I appreciate your patience in advance!

Thank you for your support as always, and specifically for this print. This is something I feel strongly about and thank each and every one of you who joins me in this endeavor. On to the print!

“I Dissent” timed edition screenprint
Print size: 18″ x 12″
Final edition size determined by how many prints sold within the sale period: October 1–9.
Three-color screenprint on Madero Beach speckletone 100# cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.
$40 each for regular print.
$150 for hand-embellished version.
50% of profits from sales will be donated to the ACLU.
Prints are available right now in the online store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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