Month: May 2016

Monotype Workshop

It was a couple of weeks ago now, but I’m finally taking the time to write this up. Show season has me traveling all over the place instead of typing blog posts while I wake up. The second day of the two-day workshop with Robert Canaga at Whiteaker Printmakers was an […]

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Collagraph Workshop

Last weekend I drove up to Eugene for another fantastic set of workshops at Whiteaker Printmakers, this time with Robert Canaga, a longtime printmaker and supporter of the arts in Eugene. This first day was an exploration of collagraph techniques. The word has the same root as collage and “chine […]

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Leaf Silhouette Series

It’s been a very long, whirlwind of a week. I set a tough goal for myself and met it. If you remember, last weekend the muse hit me with a bunch of new skills to learn to take my printing in a whole new direction. I was going to try […]

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Musings on my muse, new leaf silhouette series

I have a muse that visits me with clues about where I’m going with my art. I mean this quite literally. I am not in control of the art that I produce. Yes, I can use my rational brain to choose the media and techniques, acquire the tools and materials, […]

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Discounts For Blog Readers

Last week’s blog sale went amazingly well. Y’all bought 7 of the 12 pieces that I posted. I appreciate your support so I want to make sure to treat you well. I will always give my blog readers the first pick of my new work as it comes up for […]

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Aubergine Ink

I didn’t get much done in the studio today, but I did get the aubergine ink mostly mixed up for tomorrow’s printing. First, I’ve got a friend who is going through some tough stuff and needed my help. I spent a few hours this morning helping him out. Then, I […]

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Unembossed Woodblock

After a few weeks of printing my woodblock prints so that they will have consistent embossing, I’ve gotten quite good at it, but I’m changing gears. Now I want good ink coverage without embossing. Here is why…   [Ink Collecting Edges]When printing multiple layer of ink, embossing on a lower […]

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Why The Intense Schedule?

It’s funny how many people watch my blog and then talk to me in person about the contents. It’s way more personal than typing comments at the bottom of the page. It also means that I need to recap for those of you who are following along remotely… The big […]

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