|Morocco 6.5 x 4.5 Collagraph with Watercolor|
If you'd like more details on building a collagraph plate for printmaking, I've posted two 5-minute videos on the process here and here.
Today (Friday, April 18th) is the last day of my Etsy Shop Sale. Thanks to everyone who took advantage of the reduced pricing, and bought art this week! You folks are the kindest, loveliest bunch of art collectors in the universe.
If you're thinking about a piece of art for your home, or as a gift, you can still buy any art in my shop - framed or unframed - at 25% off by typing the code HAPPYSPRING at check out. The opportunity for a reduced price ends tonight.
If you're in San Diego or Los Angeles, have a look at my art festival schedule below, and come say hello. :)
Spring Art Festivals; Save the dates!
Invite friends & family to go for a stroll;
April 26 & 27
San Diego Artwalk, Little Italy
Booth #141 on Beech St between Columba & India
May 3 & 4th
Sierra Madre Art Fair
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd (at Hermosa Ave)
May 10 & 11
Studio City/Sherman Oaks Rotary Fundraising Art Show
Moorpark Park in Studio City (Laurel Cnyn Blvd & Moorpark St)
June 7 & 8
Artwalk 14, Thousand Oaks
225 W. Hillcrest Drive (at Wilbur Rd)
|The collagraph on the left, and the plate just after printing|
|After rubbing the back of the paper against the inked plate, pulling the print.|
|Inking & wiping the plate, while still leaving ink nestled against curbs and cutouts in the paper.|
|Just after sealing the plate with one more coat of Gloss Medium & Varnish,|
I used an exactly knife to score added line work into the
wet paper to suggest floor tiles.
|Building the plate with a mat board base and kid-grade construction paper, and adhering |
the cut-out pieces with Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish
Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don't know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas is, which says to the painter, ‘You can't do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves. Many painters are afraid in front of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of `you can't' once and for all.
~Vincent Van Gogh