Friday, June 29, 2012

Semi-annual update...(really?)...from the inattentive blogger

In the advancement of my printmaking skills, I attended in a Solarplate
workshop in February with Dan Weldon (the "father" of the technique).
I came away with new tools and inspiration.

"Soft Opening", solarplate etching

Following in March was a show at the Fallbrook Library, where I
encourage anyone to spend time. Such a lovely space.

Took some time his spring to paint instead of make prints - mostly just
 for fun. It's nice to occasionally revisit that comfortable place.

"Cursive" , acrylic on canvas

untitled, acrylic on canvas

Recently I've been working on some new print projects incorporating
traditional and digital techniques. My friend Pat is letting me work on
some of these at her studio, and we are preparing for a joint show at
Pinnell Gallery in October.

(proof, step one, fluid language series)

Meanwhile, Brandon Gallery will debut "BEST FOOT FORWARD",
a three-dimensional show inspired by footwear, in September.
It's open to all media; should be fun. (There's a prospectus on the
Brandon website (link below)

And my final huzzah: I submitted to a show at The Arts Colony in
Corona this month and was awarded Best of Show for my monotype
"Heartland." To someone who doesn't place a lot of value on judging
and prizes, it was surprising and gratifying. My thanks to the juror for
selecting an abstract print for the honor.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Best Month

a big birthday month in my family
-the month that always feels like the time to begin something new
-usually the best weather month, anywhere
-it ends with my favorite holiday

Some cards I just finished for the season

Monday, June 20, 2011


These are two prints hanging at Brandon Gallery this month. When you're there for "Art By The Inch" (good time would be the reception on June 25 - 4-7) , find them. They're better in person.
Speaking Volumes
Dis moi

Art By The Inch

Art By The Inch just got under way at Brandon Gallery. Our 30-foot long painting (a collaboration of 15 artists) is being sold for $1/square inch all this week. It's great fun to paint and to sell; and it's a major fund-raiser for the gallery. I'll post some pictures soon.
Another collaborative piece with Risa Gettler just won an award at Escondido Municipal Gallery's current exhibit. An image of "Roots and Branches" is in an older post.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"An Exultation of Marks" just went up on Letraset's website (May 23).
They were very enthused about how we used the old products.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

An Exultation of Marks

This is my latest collaboration with artist/friend
Risa Gettler. It was especially fun to capture some
of our shared design history through her use
of old Letraset rub-on sheets to create the

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

never TMI

I've had the pleasure of taking two terrific workshops in the past month. In one I learned to make solarplates to use in my prints. In the other, I re-invigorated my love of painting. Workshops always give me new perspective on my work and how to develop my ideas. These two have opened the floodgates; I can't wait to get the next concept down on paper or canvas. I hope it goes on and on. I'm posting a couple of prints. I'll post some paintings soon.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

using it and losing it

After three days working with Freda Fairchild (two weeks ago) learning
the technique of lithography using polyester plates, I was full of ideas
and anxious to try them.
First, though, I had to finish a mixed media piece I promised myself
I'd enter in Brandon Gallery's "Small Works" show. So I've immersed
myself in acrylics and inks for a few days. Here's "Defying Gravity."
The show hangs the month of November.

One month into the print show at the Fallbrook
Art Center (see previous announcement), I thought
I'd post one of my prints that's included. This show
is really worthwhile for anyone with the slightest
interest in contemporary printmaking - or prominent
20th Century artists. I'm very pleased to be hanging
in such good company.

                                               "News No One Uses", monotype