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 labels

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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silverleaf

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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NEW CLASSES AT THE SMITHSONIAN ON ZOOM

White line Woodcuts

 sold out for March 2021! 

But it’s coming back this summer, check this space or the Smithsonian Associates catalog for the exact date and time.

Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

 May 8, 10 -1 PM

Gyotaku Hawaiian Style 

If you’ve taken the first class, come on back and learn how to add color to your prints!

May 15, 10 – 1PM

Handprints: Printing on Fabric with Natural Materials

June 5, 10 – 1 PM

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LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE

Nature monotypes and hand printed clothing at the Marblehead Arts Association juried show.

Nature leaves shirt

Opening postponed. You’ll find the Marblehead Arts Association in the Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St.  Marblehead, MA

 

CURRENTLY SHOWING AT

Happy Isles Art | Yosemite National Park,  California

Yosemite Art and Nature Center