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.


Thursday, February 6, 2020

A Fish Frenzy Screen Print

I made a black and white screen print of fish a few years ago and always felt it needed something else. Recently I was thinking about it and decided a little color might help. So I added some with my gouache paints and this is what I came up with. Don't get dizzy!:-)

7" x 9"

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cactus vs African Violets

As you can see, I am not a green thumb when it comes to cacti! It's quite sad because I think they are so interesting. It seems like magic when they flower. This one still has some hope as it has already survived for ten years!

African Violets are a different story! Some are from old family members so they're very special. 

Friday, January 3, 2020

Linocut of Rabbits

Now that all the holidays are behind us (phew!) I finally have time to show my recently finished rabbit linocut to go with my series of three animals in a print. The colored background has three separate colors blocks and the black is printed last. I like this affect with the colors and the black together. Maybe I will continue this series...the mind is still contemplating that decision! It's a lot of work carving linoleum but I did find that if I warmed it up on a warming plate (one used for keeping party foods warm) that it was much easier to carve. That linoleum can get pretty stiff!

4 1/2'" x 9"
Printing the Rabbits
Inking and making a mess! There's no way around it.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Strange Intruder

This past summer I stayed at a Bed and Breakfast and all of the books in the room were sea stories. I love sea stories! But there was this one addition which was very curious.