Kolana Peak, white line woodcut, 10 x 12 inches, watercolor monoprint

Yosemite woodcut

Kolana Peak looms over Hetch Hetchy reservoir even on a sunny afternoon.  This is a white line woodcut, done in watercolor on Arches 88 paper.

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Leaf prints: Walking press

Whatever you weigh, it is enough to print on a walking press! After you ink your leaves, just lay them face up, cover with printing paper and 2 thin fleece blankets, and walk over the blankets in your bare or stocking feet.   After 1 minute of walking, lift back the

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White Line Woodcuts

…also called Provincetown prints, white line woodcuts are printed with watercolor and gouache on paper. I print or draw the image on paper, transfer it to the wood, and then carve the image , registering the paper with thumbtacks along one side. The printing process creates monoprints because every print

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Leaf + Fish Prints

Done from nature in water or oil-based ink by hand on paper or clay. 16 Butterfish, 14 x 14 inches, monoprint, 1 of 1 Japanese Maple and French Curve, 12 x 14 inches, monoprint, 2012 Japanese Maple, 12 x 14 inches, monotype ghost, 2 of 2 Sassafras, Gum, Oak Leaf

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Watercolor + Acrylic Paintings

Why I start or stop a theme is often mysterious to me. Often ideas go on much longer than I expect them to; as I get comfortable with an image, I start varying its color, value and even the medium. Right now I’m developing the Yosemite series in acrylic, gouache,

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The Sketchbook Habit: The art of everyday life

Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, 2022

 10 AM — 1 PM

Gyotaku: the Japanese art of printing fish

Feb. 20, 2022

Gyotaku II

… returns April 23, 2022.

White-line woodcut

…returns May 7, 2022

Fabric printing with natural materials

…returns May 21, 2022



Happy Isles Art | Yosemite National Park,  California

Yosemite Art and Nature Center




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