Author Archives: Printmaker

Musings and Method

My knuckle settles on the copper plate, carefully, not to disturb the wax crayon sketch on the polished surface. A sharp drypoint stylus is held firmly in place. Work begins by dragging that stylus across the copper raising the burr, … Continue reading

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Gardening, new grandson, stepping up the fiddle tunes! So many things can tug at your strings. Actually, make that three grand children. But now it is four. This year of 2020 has landed upon us and ripped us apart and … Continue reading

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About those field trips. .

It’s been a while since I posted. Not a lot of field trips last year. Plenty of doing though. Gardening, hiking, working on the house and studio. The most recent is our trek to the Outer Banks North Carolina.. . … Continue reading

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November Artists Tour!

What a  beautiful time of year to visit Rappahannock county! It’s decked out with the colors of autumn, compliments of Mother Nature. For the weekend of Nov 1st & 2nd  the Rappahannock artisans, galleries and shops have quite a spread planned. The studios … Continue reading

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New this November

Once again, my workplace will be on the RAAC Art Tour this year.There are new  prints and drawings, and I’m looking forward to  showing them off. Most of the works on paper will be hanging in the studio and on the walls of our coffee … Continue reading

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Art into Cards

Greeting cards are a great way for me to use my portfolio art and my favorite pictures. I found a great printer in Culpeper Virginia.  He helped me every step of the way.  The greeting cards so far are just … Continue reading

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Autumn zest

I found a great article about  autumn energy and  improving your mindset in readiness for the winter. The artist part of me feels a little urgency with holidays approaching   My projects will turn into presents, cooking or putting up liqueurs … Continue reading

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Current works

Preparing for engraving or etching a print requires sketches and rough drafts. I often turn my roughs and preliminary sketches into a peice that I can eventually frame or use in some other form. . .like the birds below! pencil … Continue reading

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RAAC art tour in November!

It’s official! Summer has ended. It’s been put on clearance in shops and stores. Time to get ready for the autumn shows and exhibitions. Artists & crafts people are busy in their studios creating. Same for me. The RAAC organization coordinates a … Continue reading

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Morning Java!

The one thing that I can count on even before I start work in the studio is a freshly roasted and brewed cup of coffee. It goes perfectly well  with a piece of fresh baked Baklava from Triple Oak ovens … Continue reading

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