Friday, August 21, 2009

New Butterfly Monotype was born today!

First you see it being created on its plexiglas plate, and then you see it take off. Note that it flips!
Photos by Arlene Broyles.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

More transfer drawings

New uses for humble old kitchen tools!

More from art workshop with Annie Stromquist

The second day we learned stamping techniques, using an enticing variety of found and homemade stamps and methods.
Here's Annie demonstrating, Lorraine lounging, Nancy, our gracious and generous hostess holding up her lovely piece - and a group project demonstrating the various techniques learned over the two days - really a sampler.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My first transfer drawings!

More about transfer drawing with Annie Stromqvist

Humboldt County's arts collective 7 Plus learning the printmaking technique of transfer drawing at Nancy Head's home in Fortuna.

Now I know how Paul Klee made those amusing smudgey drawings. Paul Klee at MOMA.

Annie's website is listed under useful links to the left in the blog.

Learning transfer drawing with Annie Stromquist, session 1 of 2

Here you see the tools used for transfer drawing, and Annie demonstrating how to create them.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Robert Rauschenberg's transfer drawings

"The transfer technique, which he took up in 1958, had remarkably few moving parts. It involved soaking newspaper or magazine clippings in solvent, laying them face down on drawing paper and then hatching back and forth across them with a dry pen nib. The results dazzle; in a flickering, almost strobelike effect, images seem to rise to the surface like memories through a scrim — or through the static of a television set. The critic Lawrence Alloway likened the fluctuating motifs to “a postcard stand in a windstorm.”

Website describing these transfer drawings

I am getting ready today for a workshop, with my 7 Plus artist friends, taught by Annie Stromquist. The first day will be spent learning how to make transfer drawings. They seem mysterious to me!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Glacier Food: black cod with eggplant

On this warm summer evening we enjoyed black cod with eggplant parmesan - actually the cheese is Cypress Grove's Black rind hard goat's cheese - while listening to Les Scher's surperb and perpetual jazz show, "Lester Leaps in" on KMUD. It doesn't get much better!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Print making at Ink Pipl with Perta's Monos*: what fun!

Cleaning the brayers and scrapers used for monotyping creates interesting patterns. Here's a bit of brayerart. And a happy face at the much used sink, after hours satisfying printmaking.

*Name I've given the participants in Patricia (Perta) Sennott's printmaking group at Ink People for the Arts. I am so happy to be included.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Guerilla marketing outside the Morris Graves on Arts!Alive Aug. 1, 2009

These two characters were picketing artist Nicole (what's her last name?) outside the Graves. I think Nicole won first price for her Image of water in the exhibit with that name. See previous post for dates and time.

Cindy Hooper said: "Nicole Jean Hill! She's got a solo show at the Morris Graves right now called "Artifacts and Incidents". Its wonderful--go check it out!"
Nicole teaches art at HSU here's her website."

Images of Water at the Morris Graves, monotype by Kathryn Englin Shaini


Images of Water
July 16 through August 23

Celebrating 22 years of creative visions of water, this annual competition highlights the inspiring beauty of water. From photos of lakes and streams to paintings of ice-cube trays and snow, Images of Water is a fun, theme-based show to take part in or to just take a look at. Open to all Californians, this is an exciting opportunity for the residents of California to become involved in the arts on the North Coast.