Sunday, May 12, 2013

Going Places!

One of the artists at 1890 Bryant saw me embedding stamps into paintings so he gave me a bunch from his father's stamp collection. I decided to use color as a design element to create this back ground. I had this piece out during open studios as a work in progress and it got a lot of attention. Now that it has the birds, I can call it done.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Muni Barn" Drypoint Monoprint Etching

Working out printing techniques is crazy complicated. I now have so much more appreciation for print makers. I am really enjoying the challenge, and covering the prints with wax is allowing me to add my personal touch to the process.  My studio will be open next weekend, so if you are in the area, come and see.

1890 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Studio 311

April 20 & 21, Noon - 6pm

Friday Night Preview:
April 19th, 6pm - 9pm

Friday, April 5, 2013

Visit my Studio - April 20 & 21, 2013

You are invited to stroll the halls and enjoy the view from inside artist's studios in the Mission:

1890 Bryant Street (50 incredible artists)

Studio # 311
Bryant & Mariposa
San Francisco
Preview Party 
Friday, April 19th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Open Studios
April 20 & 21, 2013
12:00 - 6:00 pm

Hope to see you there!

Here is a map of all the studios and buildings that are participating in Spring Open Studios.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bryant Street Blues

It has been a year since I started my job. A year of adjusting to tucking my life in between work. It has been a quick year. The job is exciting and I get to learn new things and be stretched in ways that I am grateful to be experiencing. But getting to my studios is a big challenge. Last weekend I made some prints and it was seamless. The inspiration does not always show up that way and with time short, it has to be there in ways that feel urgent. So the other day I was there with nothing to say and I found myself shouting "come on, get there, no time to clean the studio and wait for you to arrive." As if I can bargain with my creativity. 

   Bryant Street Blues - dry point etching with encaustic 11" x 14" 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Foggy Night - Monoprint with Encaustic

Last fall I took a dry point etching class with Jenny Robinson. We learned how to do this low tech printmaking process with illustration board instead of copper plates. I did not think I had the capacity to think, plan, and execute like print makers - this stuff is the opposite of painting, all layered and backwards. But the class was awesome and I have made a couple of plates since then. I am finally getting around to blogging about them.