Friday, February 17, 2017


As I sketch and figure out what larger project I want to tackle next,  I'm keeping busy and having fun working on small print projects

I've just completed my edition for the Green Door Press International Print Exchange. The artist produces 10 prints and will receive a variety of 8 prints in exchange. I've sent work off to this exchange before and its always exciting to receive prints from other artists.

The required print size is small. The paper needs to be 5.5" x 5.5" and the image size a maximum of 3.9" x 3.9". I decided to go with a simple black and white image.

"Tresses" is a photopolymer intaglio produced using a Solarplate. It's printed on Arnham paper using Akua carbon black intaglio ink.

The deadline isn't until August so there's still time if you want to participate.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Moth Project

I stumbled upon an interesting project the other day. Artist Hilary Lorenz put out a call for moth prints.

This sounded like a fun project to participate in so with blizzard conditions outside, I hunkered down in the studio and did a little moth printing.

Since the directive was to print in black and white and keep the image simple, I decided on the Giant Leopard Moth.

This was the perfect opportunity to try out my new Pfeil tools that my husband bought for my birthday and wow, they are nice!

In no time at all, I had the linoleum carved and the plate trimmed.

I had recently purchased Speedball's new professional water-based relief ink so that was put to the test as well. It printed really well and cleaned up easily with soap and water.

Since this is a small plate, I printed by hand using my Print Frog glass baren.

After a few prints though, I switched over to my original 50 year old glass baren. The smaller size worked better for this plate.

Once the prints dry, I'll trim them and let them migrate to Hilary.

And the snow continues to pile up.