Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Nest

I've been so neglectful of this site recently, but thought I might share a little print I made for the arrival of Spring. Little did I know this would be a spring like no other, but the birds don't know it, and they are going on with life as usual, even if we are not. Watching the birds is one of the activities that is still possible as I'm engaged in "remote learning." My students are in their homes, and I am in mine, but one can see out the window, or take a nice walk outdoors as a break from the computer.
I saw red-winged blackbirds and grackles for the first time today, and of course the regulars are still here. Lots of cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, titmouse, sparrows, nuthatches, crows, starlings, gold finches, woodpeckers, and mourning doves are enjoying the food we put out. Even a couple of raccoons were visiting the other morning.

First Layer


 


 Inking the block



the reveal of the last layer of ink


 The final print

Stay healthy! Get outside if you can, and enjoy the longer days and hopefully warmer temperatures!

xoxo



Monday, February 17, 2020

February continued...


After a day of snowshoeing, Bear heads back to hibernation!


Visited Boston on a very cold day. Stopped by the ICA to warm up and enjoy some art.


                One of the pieces in a series of hanging, knotted sculptures by Carolina Caycedo. 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Where's the snow?

Hello!

 It's the beginning of February, and there's barely any snow on the ground. We've had a few snowstorms, but there is usually a warm up right after, or rain. I don't mind though, as it's much easier to get around, and enjoy a nice walk.

I just finished this little sketch of a furry snowshoer. I guess he's taking a break from hibernation, and getting some fresh air.


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019

December News

As usual, December is a busy month! I've found myself with artworks in four different exhibits, including our annual sale at one of the artists' home. I've been busy preparing my work for the show--getting works matted, priced, and packaged. It's always a fun event, taking over the house and turning it into a "pop up" gallery!



Meanwhile, I'm trying to finish the linoleum block print of the boats, that I started earlier in the fall. 

 


Hopefully, I'll have the completed print in my next post! I just printed a dark layer for some of the shadows, but will be using a light gray for the next layer as I want to create the illusion of fog. I forgot how hard it is to carve into linoleum, even with sharp blades. The linoleum is sturdy, and holds up well through multiple times through the printing press, but is a bit tiring on the wrist.




Sunday, October 27, 2019

Reduction Print progress

I'm working on a new reduction block print. The subject is boats in a harbor in Maine. I'm trying to create the illusion of fog in the background, rather than the actual background of the photo.



It's a linoleum block this time.


This is the first layer of ink.



Saturday, September 28, 2019

Hello Fall!

It was wonderful to spend the last full day of summer at the beach! I didn't think I'd be swimming in the ocean so late into September!


Tonight was the opening reception for the Hopkinton Historical Society's annual art show and sale. I am showing a couple of my newest prints, "Cape May" and "Pinkham Notch Stream".

They always have a nice reception, and a good turnout for opening!


I was pleased with way this print came out. I think it captures the essence of the place!