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


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Friendly Thoughts

I tried a similar design earlier as a traditional etching but had some challenges when I did the aquatint to get some good tones. I thought I'd try it again as a solarplate etching. I drew it on the glass and then exposed the drawing under UV light to a light sensitive plate. The plate was washed, carefully inked and then printed. And truly, it's always more complicated than it sounds!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Birds and Butterflies Exhibit

I'll be showing my work with another artist in the Meyera E. Oberndof Central Library Gallery during the month of June. There will be paintings, linocuts and etchings on view. Come to the gallery the evening of June 6 and you will enjoy a brief presentation about some of the work and have some tasty food!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Seagull Linocut

I have more bird and butterfly pieces to make since I have two exhibits this June! This week I finished this linocut of seagulls. It was a bit of a challenge at first because the linoleum was an older piece I had and was somewhat dry and hard, as it will get if you keep it for awhile. I finally found that a heating pad will help to soften it so then carving was a lot more comfortable.
Seagulls are very common where I live since I'm near the shore. They can be amusing to watch but they have no qualms about stealing your food at any opportunity!