Friday, December 25, 2015

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Merry Christmas!

Star Valley, Wyoming
watercolor
16x20"


Thank you to those that have given me and my children support through a difficult transition. We are truly blessed by your love and especially by the love of our Savior. It is a wonderful time of year when we can celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and give praise and thanks to His name. 

May your day and year ahead be filled with love, laughter, joy, and faith. 
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2015

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Snow, Snow, Snow!

Snow, Snow, Snow
Linocut Print (edition of 6)
4x6"


It has been so long since I have blogged, I almost forgot how to do it! 
Even though I haven't had time to blog, I have been busy painting and trying fun and new ways to express myself through art.
Snow, Snow, Snow is a reductive linocut print, a process in which you cut away at the linoleum, print, then cut away some more. It is meditative and a very similar process to my poured watercolors.  That is why I really enjoy doing it.
Printmaking is something that I tried many, many years ago and have been wanting to return to ever since.  It is hard to do without a proper studio though, especially if you prefer printing with a press. However, linocuts can be hand pulled and there are now the beautiful Akua inks. Akua inks are a soy based ink and don't have the smell and the mess of the oil based inks and are more transparent than most of the water based inks. I am currently working on more linocut prints and next I want to try some etchings using the Akua inks. Now if I only had a Dremel tool. 

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