Tag Archive: printmaking


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Please take a few minutes to view some of the new pages that I added to my blog today.  At the top of my website, I’ve added pages that showcase the following three themes: Munsey and Boda Merchandise – Artwork Gallery and Photography.

 

 

20170728_005922-1I’m so excited for the opening day at the iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio and welcome all the guests visiting all the art studio’s on the Northwoods Studio Tour!  My art studio is #12 this year on the guide map in the brochure.

To learn more about all the participating artist go to the following link  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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The artwork showcased at the iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio ranges from abstract paper sculptures, charcoal drawings and original prints and collages to more realistic compositions of feathers, leaves and dragonflies.

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There are original prints and mixed media that represent the more tech savvy personality. These compositions are created from segments of computer hardware and have titles that captures the essence of  the materials and/or process of which they are created from, for example; Netscape and Etched In Time.DSC_0106

If you love bears, I have some wonderful greeting cards, coasters, photographs and photographic books of  Kodiak bear cubs.

 

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To learn more about the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour and view the tour map to find my studio (#12 on the tour map) , go to the following link:  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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The two images above depicts the creation of the collagraph print of the elephant composition that I’m working on at this time.  The collagraph plate of the elephant was inked and printed after I had inked and printed the background plate.  Tiny seed beads were added after the I had added watercolor to the composition.

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The image above depicts the background collagraph print (which is the same print as used for the elephant’s background.  The bear is made from paper toweling that is colored with water color.  I sprayed the paper toweling with a fixative, so I could utilize the paper toweling to be used in my collages.  The fixative seals the water colors into the paper and will not allow the color to bleed out onto the collagraph print.

If your interested in learning more about printmaking and or would like to see how to make prints or take a workshop in printmaking feel free to contact me.  Go to the following link to learn more about the Northwoods Art Tour  www.northwoodsarttour.com

I can’t believe that it’s going to be my second year as a member of the NORTHWOODS Art Studio Organization!  The art studio has come a long way over the past few years!  It’s transformed from a dim and ugly space into a warm, inviting and vibrant studio for printmaking, offering art workshops and an ideal area to showcase my artwork!

It’s time to frame and hang new artwork and reorganize the studio for the 2017 NORTHWOODS Art Studio Tour.  Please stop in see what’s new!  To learn more about the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go to the following link:   http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

My studio is #12 on the map this year!

The art studio couldn’t exist without help and support of my family! Especially my husband! Thanks for getting the lighting up to bright the space!

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Thank you to my friends and family that helped with the sales department duties during the 2016 July and October Art Tour events!  You guys made my studio guests feel like family!  It was especially wonderful to meet and greet so many people from my home town of Chicago Ill.!  I can’t wait to meet and visit with all of you!

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I’m always excited about answering questions a guest might have while visiting the studio!  There’s a story to share behind almost every piece of artwork I’ve created in the studio!

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I’ve been working with this material for many years but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I discovered it had the potential to be used as a piece of artwork and not just a collagraph plate.  As a collagraph plate the cork board is wonderful because it conforms under the pressure of the printing presses polished steal rollers.  So I’m excited to see what new discoveries I’ll make utilizing this material in the future.

If your interested in seeing the finished artwork, stop in at “iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on July 28,29 and 30th and October 6, 7 and 8th! Go to the following link to learn more about the 2017 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR    www.northwoodsarttour.com

iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is listed as  #12 on the 2017 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR brochure.

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The above image depicts what the elephant collagraph plate looks like after  it was inked and pulled through the printing press to create an original print.  On the right hand side of the picture is a small section of the pulled print.  The elephant prints will most likely be altered through adding watercolor and applied to a background to create a more interesting composition.

The above images are collagraph plates before they’ve been inked. To create the plates I mounted textured wall paper to a high quality mat board. When I was creating some of the Kodiak bear collagraphs,  mounted wash cloth fabric to mat board, which creates a similar texture that resembles the bears fur coat.

The above image’s represent the  inked background plate and how I blocked the formation space for the  elephant plate.

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The image above is of the elephant plate inked and placed on top of the background print.

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The above image depicts the end result.  This piece is far from finished. I will add watercolor and possibly sew on tiny beads to enhance the artwork.

To see the finish product or see how the artwork is created in my studio, please join me on July 28th,29th and 30 or October 6th,7th and 8th. I’ll be demonstrating the printmaking process at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio during the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR. Go to the following link to learn more about all the wonderful and diverse artwork that’s created by artistic members on the art tour.  www.northwoodsarttour.com

Please stop in and visit me on October 7,8 and 9th  (open from 10 am-5 pm) during the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR.  My studio is #14 on the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR MAP.   To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go the following link   www.northwoodsarttour.com

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My artwork reflects a blend of my Chicago attitude, energy  and perspective, sprinkled with a touch of the north woods flavor.

My artistic abilities range from Intaglio printmaking, charcoal drawing, paper sculptures, assemblages, photography, collage, textile design and lamp-working.

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This composition is one of 10 new collages created to address autism.  The series is titled “Leap of Faith”  Each original collage is comprised from fragments of artwork that were created as paintings and original prints. Through cutting, punching, burning and/or tearing processes, I’ve altered former pieces of artwork into a new composition.

“Leap of Faith” is also offered in the following formats: notebooks, deck of playing cards, greeting cards and coasters.

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My latest Kodiak bear photographs are sold as 5 x 7 and  8 x 10 prints, greeting cards, deck of playing cards,notebooks and coasters.

To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go the following link   www.northwoodsarttour.com

Here are just a few photographs from this past weekends guests participating in the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR.  Thank you to all my guests that stopped in to learn about Intaglio Printmaking.  Thanks to my family members and friends that helped me during the art tour.  Thank you to Sharon Drawz, Allie and Scott Wendlandt and my husband Doug. I couldn’t of opened my art studio and participated in the tour without all of your help!  Thank you from the bottom of heart!  Allie, thank you for taking all of these wonderful photographs of the art studio during my demonstrations and visiting with the our guests.

I’ve been preparing for the upcoming 2016 NORTHWOODS ART  TOUR which will be held on July 29th,30th and 31st.  The art studio will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each of those days.  At this time I will not be able to take credit cards due to some technical difficulties.

iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is listed as #14 on the self guided tour map.  My artwork is very diverse in medium and the subject matter always represents a mixture of the spirited girl from Chicago with a sprinkling of the Wisconsin North Woods life style.

During the art tour I will be demonstrating printmaking on my Intaglio Printing Press  and I look forward to answering any of your questions in regards to my original prints as well as the background stories behind the creations of my charcoal drawings, collages, assemblages and photography.

I hope you’ll stop in and explore the unique artwork at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio located five miles north of Woodruff  and 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport ,  just off of North Farming Road, first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go this link northwoodsarttour.com