Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Norfolk Botanical Garden - Solarplate

I've seen this building at the Norfolk Botanical Garden many times and I've always thought that it was a good fit for the garden. I was happy when they decided not to demolish and replace it. Good decision! It's an example of mid-century modern architecture and perhaps you can imagine that the roof forms are like flower petals in bloom. Hmm....give it some thought.



Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Twilight Solarplate Etching

I thought that an apartment building in the evening would be just the thing to do to add a little color to a solarplate etching. This is the next in my building series. It's a building in the city where my studio is located.  I struggled with the plate exposure at the beginning as it came out overexposed at the top and bottom but once I ordered a new plate and exposed it again, the problem was solved. Another mysterious problem in the world of the printmaker! 

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Old and The New

Well, it's out with the old and in with the new! A few months ago my group of five artists learned that we had to move from our present location. The building was purchased and will soon become condominiums. We worked really hard searching for a new place and found one only a few blocks away. I like that we are still close to the museum and the neighborhood is really nice with trees about. After much work on a lease, we were able to move last week. Yay! Even though travel and exhibits have been limited lately, it's been a busy time! But feeling so fortunate.☺️




Saturday, December 26, 2020

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Camellias in December

Camellias live up to their reputation of being the queens of winter flowers. They are so pretty and flower for weeks when all else in the garden is quiet. I have this one behind my house. And the sky was so blue the day I took the photo. An added bonus!

Friday, October 30, 2020

Commodore Theater Solarplate

This is my fourth theater solarplate etching. I’ve been working on a series of them that are local for me. It’s sad that they aren’t having their usual fun audiences at this time. I do fear for their livelihood but I try to remain positive that good times will return. It’s definitely a crazy time!

The Commodore Theatre, located in Portsmouth, Virginia, is a restored 1945 Art Deco style motion picture theatre with fine dining available while viewing films. There’s some nice artwork throughout!