Thursday, October 30, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
This monotype painting is titled "Good Vibrations" and shows the variety of techniques that will be taught at my upcoming workshop in July 2008 at Mt. Washington Recreation Center. Leave a comment if you want more information!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Just think if Christ had not shown us the new way of thinking. Millions of people would have been left without a new way to live and to love.
This collage of stained paper, dried paint and brushed-on acrylic ends the Lenten series. Where I go next with this blog, I do not know. But, I invite you to return to visit this site as new waves of inspiration are translated onto paper.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The cross is symbolic of Christianity and the red cross ushers in the solemn week before Easter. Red is the liturgical color because it suggests the blood of martyrs.
Searching my art or creating art that relates to the themes of Lent has helped to provide meditation of the various Lenten scriptures. This journey is nearing an end.
This image is another monotype created by painting on a frosted plate then impressed onto damp paper. The results are not entirely predictable and yet this fact is enticing in itself.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The perspective from inside the cave, looking out, brings to mind the glorious joy that Lazarus must have felt when he was released out of the tomb and back to his world. We might feel the same way when we are safe after a frightening experience.
This image is a stained paper collage. Sheets of white tissue paper are stained with diluted fluid acrylics, dried, then adhered to the backing with mat or gloss medium. The transparency of the stained paper allows for layers of various color to develop as the torn papers are pressed on top of one another.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
"Inside My Eye" suggests the beauty of my eye and came from a time when my eyesight had been diminished.
This monotype is appropriate for the scripture reading in which the man born blind is healed. One goal of the story was to suggest that insight is more valuable than physical sight.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
"Morning Moon" is part of the series: "Trees for Peace." It is one of three images for an exhibit with the theme of peace and the environment. This image silhouettes trees in their skeleton state. They provide restful shapes as well as helping the earth to remain stabilized during winter storms.
"Morning Moon" is a watercolor monotype based on a morning event. It was then translated to art by painting, wiping, spraying and painting again onto a plate before the image was hand pressed to damp printmaking paper.
Thie is a watercolor monotype where the tree was pressed from an arbovitae shrub as the plate was printed onto damp paper.
This image is a watercolor monotype. It was created by painting with watercolor on a frosted plate. The image is then transferred to damp paper using either a hand device or an etching press. This image was made by rubbing with a wooden spoon.