Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Weeks After

More white-line woodcuts in the booth last week.

The League of NH Craftsmen's Fair is over. Some prints found new homes and lots of people were exposed to white-line woodcuts and jigsaw reduction woodblocks.

My "Beach House" inspired booth set up also won third place in the "Other" category and prompted many compliments. It was a nice space to sit in for 9 whole days straight and the prints looked great on the white, beadboard walls.

I gave out a ton of flyers about my next white-line workshop. It will be at League Headquarters in Concord, NH the weekend of October 14-15. 

Before that, I'll be teaching printmaking on Appledore Island August 28 - September 1, which is off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. There will also be sessions in drawing and painting. 

Sound fun? There might still be spots, so check here to sign up!

Before that, I am going camping with my dogs. Maybe I'll paint a bit. Maybe I'll do another white-line woodcut on site. Maybe I'll just sit and enjoy the outdoors. Any of that sounds nice after a fun, but very busy week.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

White-lines at the League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

The League of NH Craftsmen's Fair is this week. I am printing a little in my booth between visitors.

If you haven't stopped by yet, you still have a few days. The Fair doesn't close until Sunday, August 13th at 5 pm, so stop by!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Booth 407 Ready for Transport

Here is a sneak peak at part of my new booth. It is going to go to Mount Sunapee Resort soon for the League of NH Craftsmen's Annual Fair.

There will be more in the real booth - note cards, large prints and more smaller ones - Come see for yourself!

And there are over 200 other craftsmen with booths full of pottery, clothing, jewelry, furniture and a ton of other great art.

I can't wait!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

White-line Cards

The League of NH Craftsmen's Fair starts August 5 and that means that not only do I have to finish printing and bundling some of the prints I showed you last week, but I've had to get my note cards ready too.

Pictured above are some of the prints that have also become note cards. They will be available at the Fair, of course. If you can't wait, the 8-card packs are on the website and, for now, domestic shipping is free.

I have to get going and finish up some booth construction (if you want to see some photos of that, I've been sharing a bit on Instagram and Facebook). See you at the Fair!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Printing All Seasons

Two blocks and two prints, including Leaves in Winter

Prints in progress here. I am working on quite a few at once since the League of NH Craftsmen's Annual Fair is right around the corner. August 5-13, to be precise.

If you want to see any of these prints in person, visiting my booth, #407, at the Fair is a great idea.

Along with printing white-lines, printing at the DM Penny Press, framing and bundling, I am working on a new booth. Maybe I'll show you more next week, but right now, it looks like this:

Yes, my snowshoes are in the background. They stay there all year. It is appropriate that they show up in this post, though, because Leaves in Winter, pictured above, was inspired my snowshoeing experiences.

I won't be bringing them to the Fair, though. I'll have too much new art to carry.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bouy Composition Print

Printing another white-line block

The first print from a block is always a mixture of exciting and scary.

It is fun to see the shapes magically appear on paper - to witness the final act of a process that sometimes takes months.

But this is when thin lines reveal themselves by not holding colors separate from each other and seeing ink run all over the block is a bit annoying.

Also, there is no color on the block yet and that makes it hard to remember which hue goes in which shape. 

This block is readily transferring its pencil marks. It is impossible to tell how much that will matter in the final print until it is all done. So I better get back to it.

In the meantime, I'm printing a different block with oil ink on the Conrad Machine at DM Penny Press. You can see some of that on Instagram, including a little video of a print peeling off the block.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Reviving Another Old Idea

carved white-line block

I've started yet another white-line print.

This is from a painting I did quite a few years ago on site. You might not be able to tell yet, but these trees are in a field overlooking the ocean. Someone stuck a pumpkin in one of the branches and piled a few lobster buoys around the trunks. 

I am looking forward to printing this because lobster buoys often come in very bright colors and I can go a little wild if I want. I'll see how I feel with each one that I print.

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