Sunday, February 12, 2012


gouache 15"x15"
 I worked on this for over a month.  Its the largest gouache painting I've done, painted from a photo I took at Reid Inlet in Glacier Bay last August.

watercolor 8" x 8"

This is of Lamplugh Glacier from a photo from the same trip.  In the photo, my friend Judy was standing next to the large berg in fron of the glacier.... it was taller than her.

gouache 8" x 8"
And this is on the flats near the beach, one of my favorite places to walk.  

I'll be leaving tomorrow on the ferry to Juneau then south down to warmer climates in Arizona, Texas and Florida where I will visit friends and family for about a month.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Year of the Dragon

about 6 1/2 x 4 inches
This is the eleventh year I've made a print of the Chinese zodiac animal for an excange sponsored by the Baren Forum group.  The Chinese NY began on January 23 and I mailed them on that day, so they are probably getting to the 45 people that I sent to about now.  Here is my print.

This is a cloisonne matchbook holder which I used for reference.   I used 2 blocks of shina plywood and printed each reductively.... the first printed with yellow, blue and black in that order and the second printed with light red and red.  I used 3 different papers.... this one is Rives BFK.  As usual, I used hanga technique using waterbased paint and methyl cellulose and printed with a baren.