…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 is an original: each carved shape is hand-colored with paint and rubbed into paper. The wooden block can be reused many times, varying colors and
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 Hydrangea, 14 x 16 inches, monoprint, 1 of 1 Fern on polymer clay, 7 x 5 inches Leaf Print, Walking press monoprint, 16 x 20
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, watercolor and white line woodcut and, from time to time, I return to the Microscope and 36 Flower series because I see a microscope or
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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.
May 8, 10 -1 PM
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May 15, 10 – 1PM
Handprints: Printing on Fabric with Natural Materials
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LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE
Nature monotypes and hand printed clothing at the Marblehead Arts Association juried show.
Opening postponed. You’ll find the Marblehead Arts Association in the Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St. Marblehead, MA