Before she was Ms. Peach, she was Ms. Lime, an unfinished sketch I threw into my luggage (and bent!) as I packed for San Francisco and the intaglio printmaking workshop at Crown Point Press.
“Aquatint” is a method for creating areas of even tone, similar to watercolor washes, on an etching. In fact, early printers called it “aquatint” because its effects reminded them of watercolor. Artists as diverse as Goya , Picasso, David Hockney, and Chuck Close have done great things with aquatint. It starts with a metal plate, powdered rosin, and an… Read more
I like a challenge. Recently I have been getting together with some fellow painters to work on portraits. We paint for 3 hours, and the challenge is always to finish before the last bell rings. After holding a pose under lights, the model is surely done, but are we? These portraits are teaching me to focus. … Read more
What are the 3 big changes for 2017? First change, more etchings: My new focus for 2017 is printmaking, and that means more original etchings for you. Good news, because etchings are quite affordable. Second change, more discounts: I have learned in my life that original art provides hope and comfort in hard times. In recognition of our new global feelings… Read more
In 2007 I travelled to Palo Alto, where the trees grow tall. Coming from South-Central Alaska, where most trees are short and we have limited species, I felt lucky to see the variety born of a warm climate. Sketchbook in hand, I spied three towering pines, so close together they looked like one tree. How,… Read more