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Donald Kilpatrick
April 2010
Two new portraits.
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These portraits were made using the technique that i demonstrated in the video in my previous post. Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors, and Hemingway is simply interesting to draw. Can't say that i am a big fan of his, but had fun.
 
Here below are a few quotes from Steinbeck that i found interesting-
 
It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck


it is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
John Steinbeck

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
John Steinbeck

Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.
John Steinbeck

 
Video- A Portrait of Don Kilpatrick. By Nick Ferguson
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A few months back a good friend of mine, Mike Lancaster, invited me to create a short film about my process for a presentation he is giving out west at a couple of colleges. I am not the best at filmmaking, so i enlisted the help of Nick Ferguson to work his magic with the film camera. At first we were going to film me working on letterpress, painting, and working on a digital painting, but it seemed like it was too much. I'll let the video to the talking. Thanks for stopping by!
 
The Hardpressed Project.
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These are samples of a project I have had in the works for a couple of months now. The Hardpressed Project is well under way and the first edition of cards is just about finished. This first edition includes a small handful of folks including myself, Nancy Stahl, Leo Espinosa, Micah Player, Edel Rodriguez, Steve Schudlich, Tatsuro Kiuchi (his card shown in progress…), Yuko Shimizu, Linzie Hunter, Peter Cusack, and Mark Murphy.

The second edition is in the planning stages, and I have invited a few more artists for this edition (but I could use more…). I hope to keep this going strong, and I am so excited about the great work that has streamed in for this project! I hope to not only sell stationary, but I would love for those invited to participate to get their hands dirty and try something different.

The idea is to simply sell these collections, and provide each participating artist a few extra cards to do whatever they want with. The goal is to have the first edition ready for sale by early summertime, as well as having an exhibition of the work produced for the first three editions.

Here is a sneak peak at what I am printing at the moment.
 
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