Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Arches National Park in Utah

Recently I went to Utah to see some of the national  parks. The landscapes are so majestic and different from anything I have ever seen. No oceans here! What inspiration for a landscape painter! Here are a few photos from Arches.

Interesting trails!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

fascinating lecture about caterpillars

This past Sunday I went to a lecture arranged by the Butterfly Society of Virginia. The speaker was very knowledgeable about the caterpillars of moths and butterflies. A very good speaker and funny too. He spoke about common species and behaviors and the biodiversity crisis. It was fascinating all the way through! Something to think about while I'm painting butterflies! Dr. David Wagner is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut.

This one really stings!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Grassy Flip-Flops!

When I was in Zion Park, Utah last week, I saw these unusual flip-flops for sale. Surely they make a funny fashion statement. But I bet they feel good on your feet!

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!