Friday, August 21, 2009

Acrylic Plate




General Etching Pen with replacable tip.



Acrylic plate for etching for printmaking.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Studio

My retro vintage oranged crushed velvet wing back chair.


I finally got the chair into the studio, I'm not sure but I think I may have used a few muscles I haven't used in years! The view from the doorway - my studio isn't really that large something like 10 x 13 feet, less actually because the doorway is on the corner which has been lopped off, old victorians are a lot of fun. My head hurts today I wacked it and pretty good last night on the drafting table, bent over to pick something up which was all the encouragement I needed to move the table out of the room permanently.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blogger changes

For some reason I no longer have control over my blogger postings, how it's going to be presented. If this is a permanent change then I guess I will go else where for my blogging, I like having COMPLETE control over my blogs.

Studio Clean Up













































Spent the day cleaning and rearranging my design studio. I'm not sure WHY my blog is lining up like this except that someone decided they needed to make me unhappy today! Hoping that this NOT one of the "new exciting changes here at blogger" moves because if it is I'm moving my blogs elsewhere!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Silk Cocoons - Green Collection

Fresh Buds

Lemon Yellow

Spring Green

Grass Green

Apple Green - Available in my store

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mono Print with Golden Paints

Below: Golden's Thick Body Paint, Indian Yellow, on the foam plate. Above: First print printed onto commercial stationary.

Will have to mix some extender with the Golden Paints they dry out wayyyyyyyyyyy too fast! I thought I'd try it with just straight paint to see just how fast the paint does dry out.

Madder Root Dyed Crochet Lace


I posted information at the Natural Surfaces Zine on this process.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Mono printing

I over printed yesterday's reverse print, which didn't turn out so well the print looks really good with color coming from behind, though if I were to do it again I'd make the top print more saturated.

This last one is my favorite out of the bunck, even if it is a little crooked on the paper. The object in the background to the right is a windmill, they are springing up all over the rural landscape here so it's only natural I would incorporate them in my work. ;-)

More Mono Printing

The first three, was still working out the ink consistancy on the brayer.

Printed on PFD cotton fabric that has been prewashed, just not ironed.

First run is now completed.

Not bad for a first run it's been about 5 years since I've done any serious printing.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Foam Tray Mono Prints

Foam Meat Tray incised and inked up.

Acetate envelope that I used as a ink palette - the ultimate in recycling.

On artist paper

On an envelope that was painted with oilbars and acrylic paints.

On aritst paper.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Birds



More Bird Paintings -- WIP - watercolor and gouache on acrylic paint.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Birds on a Wire



Junco's sitting on a power line of some sort - Rural Iowa.

Birds on a Wire - Sketches




I've been practicing my bird sketches.

Monday, August 03, 2009