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Drawings

Armadillo Study

I happy to share one of my recent prints, one of many I have done during quarantine! I’ve had a fascination with armadillos, and have included them in some of my previous work .  I had drawn my most recent one planning to incorporate it into a Phish poster I had planned, but we all know what happened…

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The original was an ink drawing, which I digitally added some watercolor backgrounds.  Prints are 8×10 Gloss Card (110# Cover), and available in 3 signed and numbered editions: Black and white (100), galaxy (50), and warm/cool (50). Prints can be found in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/listing/830370493/armadillo-study

 

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Art

“2020”

My interpretation of this year so far. 13×19 print of a 9×12 ink and watercolor illustration I made. As an art teacher attempting to distance teach from home, and a live music fan who will not see any concerts,  this image encapsulates how I feel about the whole situation.

This was one of several images that I had planned to use as a Phish summer tour lot print.  I had originally started this image several years ago, but set it aside for other things and never finished.  I had found it recently in my studio and decided to complete it.  Ironically, I had finished it shortly before Covid, and as things got worse, it more accurately described how I viewed the year so far.

IMG_20200515_153456_635I have prints available in my shop now: Joseen215.etsy.com.  Prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 100. Printed on glossy paper (#110 cover).

I couldn’t help myself and had to create a “Summer Tour 2020” version.  Regardless of what concerts people had planned to go to, this image summed it up.

 

I created a 8×10 print version (doubted people would want a larger size).  With an edition of 100, I figured I’d end up giving most away, but it seems a lot of folks could relate!  The first edition sold out in less than 24 hours, with many more request for it.  I recently created a variant lime green edition, with a much larger edition to ensure more people can grab one.  They are currently for sale in my other Etsy shop: Joseeen.etsy.com.  All prints ship with free stickers and postcards!

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Art Drawings

The Net’s Unbreakable

“..So don’t worry about falling..”

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One of my first art prints in a while! Worms in a wormhole? Sure, why not! I had originally planned to use this as a phan print for Phish summer tour, choosing this image due to the net imagery, which reminds me of the song “Mercury”. I’m also a big fan of space related things, especially worm holes and black holes. The pink “worm” is actually inspired by a diagram of what a worm hole might look like!

Prints are available in my shop now! 

Signed and numbered edition of 50, printed on 13×19 high quality glossy paper (110# cover) and based off an ink and watercolor illustration that was then digitally arranged.

This image was original created as a hand drawn sticker which found itself up somewhere in Philly years ago.

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I’ll be releasing more prints inspired by old sketches, sticker art, drawings a I’ve done in the past.  Be sure to follow my FBInstagram, or Twitter for updates!

 

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Art Printmaking

Shop’s Open!

I recently reopened my shop, updating it with some older work, some unreleased stuff, and some new work! I had originally opened it as my Phish and Grateful dead started to take over my original shop, Joseeen.etsy.com .  I wanted a shop for those who may not be fans, not having to scroll through art they wouldn’t have interest in.  Over the years my main shop took over my life, along with working as an art teacher! Now, as a distance learning teacher, I find myself in my studio most of the day, so it seemed logical to go through and find work I had forgotten about.  I went ahead and updated my shop, added new items such as shirts, and just released my first art print in a while!  I’ll be adding more stuff, such as etchings and previously unreleased linocuts.  I’ll also be adding some new prints I’ve been working on

www.joseeen215.etsy.com

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on since January.  Be sure to check it out! http://www.joseeen215.etsy.com

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Art Printmaking

The Dürer Series

Hey folks! It’s been a while since I’ve last posted here, most of my efforts going towards my other page www.phishart.net . However, in the current times we are in I’ve had a lot of free time, so I wanted to share how I spent my last year artwise!

2019 started with my largest block print to date, 12×18.  Inspired by the  Albrecht Dürer‘s Four Horsemen print, I made it for Phish’s first shows of the year.  Between then and that summer I researched a lot of Dürer’s work and saw the potential of making a cohesive series for Phish’s summer tour.  Each print is inspired by a Dürer print chosen for fitting in with a song or lyric, as well as “relevance” to where they were playing.  I’d redraw the image, but changing it in ways to fit my vision.  They were later transferred onto an 11×14 block, hand printed using oil based ink in editions of 30, along with smaller color variant editions.  Working continuously from February til December, I ended up doing a total of 15 of these (13 for summer tour, 1 for fall tour, and 1 for the MSG NYE run)

Most prints are still available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com

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Art Drawings

Thrilling, Chilling Phish Tour Posters

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I’ve had a busy year so far (although I haven’t posted enough here!) Since the beginning of this year, I have been working on a series of posters for Phish’s summer, and eventually their fall tour.   The series is inspired by vintage sci-fi and monster movie posters, inspired by Phish songs, lyrics, as well as where the shows were taking place.  Since the tour dates this year were announced early, I had plenty of time to research and find the right theme.  I was drawn to the vintage posters, finding many I wanted to recreate.  I didn’t realize at the time, but the ones I choose were often illustrated  by  Reynold Brown as well as Albert Kallis.  I recreated the posters as ink and watercolor illustrations, trying to make them as similar to the originals.  As I became more comfortable recreating the style, I took more liberties with the images.  The posters were created in segments, which were then scanned and digitally put together to create the final poster.  I had planned to only to do a summer tour series, but the feedback and requests inspired me to also continue the series for the fall tour.  I will create one more for the New Years Eve run at Madison Square Garden, and then the series will come to an end.  All prints are available in my shop, www.joseeen.esty.com.  They are 13×19 prints on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.

Summer Tour

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Art

Cats Down Under the Stars

I recently finished my latest Dead inspired print, Cats Down Under the Stars.  It is based off the song by Jerry Garcia Band, as well as the art of the album by the same name.  The original was watercolor and ink, and printed on 13×19 thick glossy cardstock and limited to an edition of 50.

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Prints are available in my shop , and I’m currently running a 20% off sale in my shop from 2/11 til 2/18, no coupon necessary!

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Drawings

Dead and Company Philly 11/16/17

I recently created a print for the upcoming Dead and Company show at the Wells Fargo Center on 11/16/17.  My print was inspired by an old print I came across of Ben Franklin and his son conducting his famous kite electricity experiment.  The original is ink and watercolor, and prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 75.  I will have these on the lot at Wells Fargo, and the remaining prints are currently available in my shop!  www.joseeen.etsy.com

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Printmaking

Direwolf/ St Stephen Prints

I’ve recently finished up 2 more linocuts inspired by Grateful Dead songs, the 9th and 10th in an ongoing series. Although I have previously done both illustrations and linocuts, I feel I’ll probably be doing more linocuts for future songs.  These have been a challenge, but I’ve enjoyed both the process and the research involved in making these.  I’m hoping to work larger, although it seems a printing press of some sort will be necessary to accomplish that.

Dire Wolf

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A 9×12 Linocut inspired by the Song Dire Wolf .    Printed on 11×14 98lb paper. Hand pulled and printed, limited to a signed edition of 50. Prints available in my shop

St. Stephen

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One of my most ambitious prints to date, This linocut is inspired by the song St. Stephen. 11×14 print on 14×17 98lb white paper.  I have 2 versions available in my shop: the original, limited to an edition of 30, and the color variant, which is limited to an edition of 15.

View Previous song illustrations:

Cosmic Charlie/ West LA Fadeaway

Cumberland Blues

Grateful Bears

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Printmaking

Spring Update

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted here! The last couple months have been very busy, work and artwork wise. I recently revamped my shop to include a lot of my recent printmaking  I’ve been focusing more on printmaking, including a few new prints and variants.

New prints!

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I created these for my 5th year at the Tattooed Mom’s tent for the South Street Spring Festival in early May.  I had fun with these, creating several variations, including a 3D version that comes with cardboard 3D glasses!  I have a few of these left, which are available in my shop.

Spring Fest!

It was an honor to be asked to join the TMom’s tent during the South Street Spring Festival for the 5th year in the row!  I was able to join a couple other amazing Philly artists to sell artwork and represent the spirit of Tattooed Mom’s.  The owner is a a big supporter of Philly Street art ( just go upstairs!), and rather than just sell some swag in their tent, he’d rather have artists sell their art! Thanks, Tmom’s!

New Shop!

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I recently update my shop to include all my printmaking work. Since I’ve started doing my Phish inspired art, my main shop has been filled with that.  I created another site for my other artwork, www.joseeen215.etsy.com.  I must admit it was often neglected, but I’m working to prevent that!  I’ve added new work, and may add new as well as some older work.

Phish!

Of course there’ll be plenty of a Phish art for the near future.  With summer tour approaching, I’ll be making some posters for some of the concerts, with the Baker’s Dozen Run (13 show at Madison Square Garden during July/August) poster almost done.  I will also be vending at 2 of the PhanArt Shows at the Hotel Penn, right across the street from MSG.  With so many shows in NYC and no vending allowed outside the venue, this will be the chance to grab some Phish art from myself and a bunch of other awesome Phan artists!  I’ll be posting all about my posters for summer tour as well as more in my other site: http://www.phishart.net.  I’ll b repost onto this site, but will be sure not to overwhelm the non-phans!