My friend and artist from the Pacific Northwest (Lopez Island) Anne Karp started working with pastels again and got me interested in working with them also. They allow such a fast paced session and are so forgiving of my lack of drawing talent. On the left is a beautiful pastel by Janet Sullivan, an artist from Montana. Below is one of Anne's and one that I did.
It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I found an artist that produces such fantastic art that I had to try one of her scratchboard subjects. Thanks for a wonderful practice subject and session C. Sheeter and I. Villi (reference photo).
A monoprint is a single impression of an image made from a reprintable block, such as a metal plate used for etching, a litho stone or wood block. Rather than printing an edition of multiple copies of a single image, only one impression may be produced, either by painting or making a collage on the block. ~Wikipedia~
I am finally almost done reworking my studio area. Should not have taken this long but I procrastinated with the best of them on this project. The drums and guitars in the other part of the room were way too inviting!
Just to feel like I wasn't neglecting art completely, I did do another small scratchboard.
Matt brown is the printmaker that inspired me to start making my first prints. I happened upon him giving a demonstration at a fair in one of the New England states ( can't remember which one now). I go to his website http://www.ooloopress.com/index3.html and blog periodically to see what new prints he has created. He works with multiple blocks and on my last visit, I see that he is getting much more intricate with his technique.
I studied art many, many years ago, then drifted away from it pursuing a living. Ten years ago, through a love for photography, I revisited my art and creative side.
In this new adventure, I discovered printmaking. Linocuts and woodblock work hold so many surprises for me.
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