Author Archives: Julianne

Miniature Monotypes

I was recently accepted into an international miniature print exhibit to show a monotype image measuring 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ – a total of 4 square inches.  (That is smaller than a business card.)  The organizing group – The … Continue reading

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It’s Spring Again!

It’s spring again and I am totally thrilled to see the abundant flowering plants and shrubs in my own yard.  I haven’t made the trek to the desert this year – in a lean season for rain, there wildflower reports … Continue reading

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Why I Love Making Monotypes

I have a confession to make.  I have a love-hate relationship with monotype. I create monotypes  (one-of-a-kind prints) by painting on a blank sheet of plexiglass and transferring the image to paper using an etching press. Usually I  think about … Continue reading

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Spring on the Desert

I love visiting the Anza Borrego desert in the spring.  In some years the flowers are incredibly dense on the desert floor and in other years, they are sparse and require great attention to detail to spot them. Desert flowers … Continue reading

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Silk Collagraph “Mezzotint”

Over the years I have explored many original printmaking processes including monotype (one-of-a-kind prints), etching, viscosity printing, drypoint and collagraph. Each has its unique charms and challenges! One interesting example of a collagraph process was done to resemble a mezzotint. … Continue reading

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Painterly Printmaking

From the earliest age, I was interested in portraying the world visually. Writing assignments in grammar school were always elaborately illustrated. As a young college student, I applied for a semester abroad program in France so that I could visit … Continue reading

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Choosing a Medium to Work In

I am often asked why I choose a particular medium when creating new work.  It’s an interesting question for an artist who works in many media instead of specializing in only one.  There are actually a number of answers to … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Lost

  For many years, I had a sketchbook with me all of the time. If I had a moment, I was sketching. Taking visual notes of anything and everything. Laundry baskets. Children sleeping on the floor at a folk festival. … Continue reading

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Blogging – Time to Play!

It has taken me a long time to decide that blogging is something I should be doing as an artist!   Now that the page is built on my website, and I am looking at the blank page, my feelings … Continue reading

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