Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Whenever I take a break from working on Linocuts or woodblock prints, I find time to paint. Acrylics has always been my paint of choice, because I struggle a bunch with watercolors. Books, videos and lessons don't seem to help. Having said that, I did try doing a subject with watercolors that I didn't tear up right away. I did it quickly with no preconceived idea of where I was going with it (It was in one of my books). Might try another sometime in the future!!

Friday, July 24, 2009


Another copperplate etching that I did. I have no idea what I was thinking on this one. Brown ink on handmade Japanese paper.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


This grandfather thing is better than I could have ever imagined. Liam is such a great subject for my art.

I did a copper plate etching from a picture that was taken of him at a lake near his house. After printing it with brown ink, I hand colored each print with watercolors.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I found something new to try. It's called 'White Line Printing'and it looks very interesting. I like it because I can use watercolores (which I struggle with)instead of ink.

This medium was developed on Cape Cod early in this century making it the only truly American art form. It is a means by which a printmaker can create color prints using a single block of wood (unlike traditional Japanese prints, which require a separate block for each color).
I'll see how it goes!!!
Landscape by Kathryn Smith

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Combining the good
things in my life.

This is a print I did
showing a new
part of my world

It was done using the
Intaglio technique. The
drawing is etched
directly onto a
copper plate. The
plate is then inked
and run through my
press with paper.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I went back to work on a carving that I started some time ago.
If it turns out the way I envision, it will look like an eagle.
If not, fire wood!

Here area few othe carvings I have done over the years.