Printmaking

Kapoks Resting

I was looking through some of my early prints the other week. Here's a linocut that I made in 1974. I was playfully inspired by the kapok trees I saw in the Caribbean when I visited my family there. I loved those trees, in particular a huge one whose buttress roots formed a sort of… Continue reading Kapoks Resting

Exhibits & Performances, Printmaking

Exhibition News

In the fall or early winter, I was happily surprised to receive a cheque for one of my entries into the Ottawa School of Art Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition. The print called The Conductor had sold. Then a week or two ago--I lose sight of time during the pandemic--I received a copy of the exhibition's… Continue reading Exhibition News

Books, Printmaking

Altered Prints

I've edited and ordered more printed copies of the drawings I showed in my last post. Meanwhile, I've returned to something I haven't done for several years. That is, I've been folding old prints into small booklets which are sometimes called origami booklets. Here's a link to one of those first pieces. And here's some… Continue reading Altered Prints

Printmaking

Good Health

I wish you good health as COVID-19 travels around the world. I and my husband are well at the time I'm writing here in Toronto, Canada. My walks in my neighbourhood help my spirit as I look for signs of spring in the gardens and on the trees. And I do a little drawing many… Continue reading Good Health

drawing, Printmaking

Drawing and Printing

During December I did a series of pencil drawings of objects around me that I like--many of them handmade and beautiful for their non-perfection. I haven't drawn with pencil recently and I did so while seeing if I could come up with ideas for a miniature print competition I'm thinking of entering. The ideas for… Continue reading Drawing and Printing

Printmaking

Wake Up Print

I've been working on the block print, Wake Up, that I mentioned in my last post. I wanted to add colour to the image using 2 separate blocks. I decided where I wanted red to appear, but first I needed to make a registration board to align the colours. I've been doing many small prints--4"… Continue reading Wake Up Print

Printmaking

Portrait of a Wary Bird

This is a proof of my most recent block print. I've been using this blue water-based ink for proofing because it's easy to clean up. It gives me enough of an idea of the shapes and textures to see if I need to make any changes. For completed prints I use a washable oil based… Continue reading Portrait of a Wary Bird

Printmaking

Amended Lino

Here's part of the proof of the lino block that I showed in my last post. The full print had a bit too much body and humorously looked like a cross between a cloud and sheep. When I played around with folding the paper, I preferred the image you see here. I'm going to print… Continue reading Amended Lino