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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Experimenting With an Etching and Solarplate

I decided to try an experiment. I etched a plate with line work using my acrylic ground and ferric chloride. Then I decided to add tones with a solarplate and printed it over my etching. I learned that it can work which is exciting! I just need to go back and make another solarplate but make the tones darker this time. That way I have more shading in my print which is what I want. I can also add more details to make it more interesting. Ah, printmaking and experimentation! That's the way it is!


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Vero - Black and White Linocut

I recently finished this linocut of a good friend. We were having breakfast in a cafe during one of our visits to New York City and I took a photo of her enjoying her tea. Looking back on it, the photo always gives me great memories of our time there and inspired me to make this print. I made additions and changes from the photo to make it more interesting and quirky. Now I see it a different way and like it just as much!

Vero 15"x 18"

Monday, August 20, 2018

Flights of Fancy Art Exhibit

We were asked to exhibit our butterflies and birds in the new Unitarian Church in Virginia Beach for the summer. Now they have decided to host a reception for us, as you can see in the flyer. All visitors are welcome!


Monday, July 30, 2018

Sheep Linocut

I love putting sheep in my artwork, hence this linocut! I always start with a drawing on my linocut, realist that I am. I'll probably add some color in the background but it's not certain yet. Sheep remind me of the time I tried to spin fleece with a drop spinner and even dyed some wool with natural dyes and made some sort of decent hats. You should try it! There's no lack of fascinating things to learn about and do in the creative world. It's easy to get tangled up in them!


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jupiter Painting Butterflies

Since I enjoy looking for paintings with butterflies, I found this one by Italian painter Dosso Dossi titled Jupiter Painting Butterflies, Mercury and Virtue, circa 1522-24. It certainly is a funny view of the supreme deity of the ancient Romans. Painting butterflies promotes relaxation! Apparently, since he is god, just painting the butterflies brings them to life.


Monday, July 9, 2018

The Charms of Door County, Wisconsin

Who can resist the charm of Door County in northern Wisconsin!

Summer Breeze Restaurant. Wow! So colorful.

Someone on vacation :-)

Panning for Gold??

Lavender from Washington Island

Good idea!

So cute! Pipka's in Sister City

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