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René Carcan International Grand Prix – Public Prize Voting is open!

Exciting news!  I have been selected as a finalist in the René Carcan International Grand Prize in Printmaking! All finalists’ art is now posted in the René Carcan website for public voting.  I would love to have your vote for … Continue reading

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River Bend with Half Dome – 6 color print using 2 plates

I love Yosemite National Park for its amazing rock formations, astonishing waterfalls, and beauty at every turn of the trail. River Bend with Half Dome is a view of the famous Half Dome formation viewed from a bridge over the … Continue reading

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Subtle Effects in Etching: Spit Bite

In the last post, I talked about creating aquatint tones using hard ground and paint markers to cover the plate and protect it from the acid.  In another process, the acid can be painted directly on the plate to create … Continue reading

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How the Line Drawing is Etched

Last time I wrote about preparing a zinc plate to begin the etching process – the work that needs to happen before image making even begins. Today I’ll show how an image is etched into the plate. Since the etching … 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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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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