These are reduction linocuts, painted with watercolor and gesso. There are 7 in this series.
Friday, September 24, 2010
These are reduction linocuts which I then painted with watercolor and gesso to achieved the desired effects. In reduction linocuts, the linoleum block gets cut away each time a new color of ink is used, so at the end of the process the linoleum block is destroyed. For this series, there are 10 prints. The image is 5" x 7".
These are collographs with pencil, watercolor, and gesso. The image is 8" x 10". In a collograph, a collage is created using textural elements and by cutting away layers of the base, in this case illustration board. Glue, gesso, gel medium, threads, and relief techniques were all used to create the basic plate. After sealing the plate with gel medium, I then inked the plate in various ways for each printing, using dampened Canson acid free 98 lb. paper for the print.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
These paintings and more will be on view at the Mockingbird Cafe starting the second Saturday in August. I will be exhibiting with my dear friend, Kat Fitzpatrick, and other artists. To see Kat's beautiful encaustics, go here: www.katfitzpatrick.com
The Mockingbird Cafe is in Bay St. Louis, MS, and is full of small-town, old-fashioned charm, while at the same time celebrating and supporting local visual and musical artists. Come spend some time listening to music, visiting with the locals, and be sure to sample the yummy Mockingburger.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Continuing the thread drawing series, these are all 8" x 10" and mounted on stretched canvas using matte medium. I have added gesso to the one at the top, "Sleep". Don't think I will use it for any of the others, but am planning on making a large piece this weekend, 48" x 60" and may incorporate gesso on that one. We'll see. Hope you enjoy these little experiments, hopefully I'll be back next week to post a pic of the larger one, if it is successful.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
These are small pieces, none over 10" in any direction. Machine embroidery on muslin, mounted on gesso board with matte medium. Green one has an overlay of silk organza, also attached with matte medium. I like the effect of the loose threads, a foil to the precise lines of the drawing.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Here are some quilts I have finished recently. The first one is based on the "Storylisteners" sketches here on my blog, from last year's Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. It is 48" x 48". I will be working on more quilted pieces based on the remaining sketches. The other one is "Blue Glasses", 50"x40", based on a drawing in one of my sketchbooks from the 80's.