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Monday, June 1, 2020

Goldfinch Painting

I love goldfinch. I see them quite often in my neighborhood but it does seem like there are not as many as before. I sure hope that’s not true😟 This is another of my gouache paintings which is like watercolor but more opaque. When I started making artwork, watercolor and pencil drawing were my favorites but then I got distracted by printmaking! Easy to be distracted.


Saturday, May 9, 2020

Nature Gelli Prints

This week I made a few prints for a Print Day in May 2020 event. I thought that Gelli prints would be  a fun distraction for a day. Usually I am so concerned with details but this time I just let it be more spontaneous. It felt good! Here are a few of them.
Real gelatin can be used to make a plate to paint on but one can also buy something called a Gelli plate which has the same consistency as gelatin and lasts much longer. So that’s what I used.






Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Strawberry Adventure

Nowadays an outing to pick strawberries is a great adventure! I also enjoyed going to get a flat tire fixed a couple of weeks ago. Can you imagine that? It was so strange to see people picking strawberries in masks. I did remove my mask for a short time because the air was so wonderful, cool and fresh. Ah...  There were only a few people about.



I think I understand social distancing now!

Thinking of paintings

More to come :-)

Have a good day

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Seedlings

hmm..hmm...watching seedlings grow.....

I hope they aren't already too tall. Working with the light!

And...I hope they become this! (old photo)
This may be wishful thinking.
The colors of zinnias are so beautiful.


Monday, March 23, 2020

The Lonely Cookie Jar

I couldn't leave the cookie jar empty at a time like this. To me, cookies are a comfort food! This recipe has oats, nuts, peanut butter and berries. Oh, and chocolate, a wholly necessary ingredient! Now I feel a little better.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Edvard Munch Exhibit

Our local museum, The Chrysler Museum of Art, is featuring an exhibit of prints from The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. of prints made by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Of course, as a printmaker, I was pretty excited to see this show which included many woodblock prints. Who wouldn't know his painting"The Scream" for which he is most famous. I definitely came away with a new understanding of his life!
Also included with this exhibit are 40 lithographs made by a famous printmaker Jim Dine. His Pinocchio series includes 40 lithographs with his own stories for the famous wooden puppet whose nose would grow longer when he lied. I did enjoy seeing these.




PINOCCHIO by Jim Dine