Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33905] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V40 #4000 (Aug 8, 2007) (su tamsett)
  2. [Baren 33906] Re: Woodblock Print Manuals and Books. (Jim Bryant)
  3. [Baren 33907] Re: Copyright (ArtfulCarol #
  4. [Baren 33908] Caligo inks (Laurence Phelps)
  5. [Baren 33909] water based inkes (Monica Bright)
  6. [Baren 33910] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: su tamsett
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 07:50:51 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33905] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V40 #4000 (Aug 8, 2007)
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Hooray! Cannot wait to see those prints!

Thank you so much for coordinating this exchange. Sorry my e-mail server does not
talk to yours. Thank goodness for this forum: it is a nice backup communication tool
as well as a heaven sent resource for woodblock information.

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Message 2
From: Jim Bryant
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 10:34:28 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [Baren 33906] Re: Woodblock Print Manuals and Books.
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Actually (in the states at least) the artist always maintains the copyright (reproduction rights) to any image they create unless they expressly sell those rights also. (As is often the case with illustration.) If you make Dave's prints into a calendar without his permission, he could sue you silly.

This issue generated interest when some artist (don't remeber who now) had sold early work for very little, but after earning some fame saw those early pieces being sold at auction for very high prices.

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Message 3
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 13:42:03 EDT
Subject: [Baren 33907] Re: Copyright
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Jim, you are absolutely correct.

My situation involved my drawing printed on a greeting card that was sold in
our village store.
The village took the card, removed my signature, and without my knowledge or
permission used the drawing on a New Year's card they sent out to every
resident and business., approximately 6000 copies.

When I requested a correction be put in the local weekly newspaper the mayor
and the Chamber of Commerse ignored the request.. They didn't do anything
either when a lawyer's letter was sent asking for the correction.. This
went on for a time. After a while a lawyer said copyright is a federal matter
and that would be the next step. Many incidents occurred, but to make a long
story short, the case went to Federal Court.--Carol Lyons vs Hartford
Insurance Company for the Village of...

After more than a year, the judge awarded me $10,000 and required an
official public apology by the town in two newspapers. That was done. The story was
then covered properly and totally by the newspapers, which had kept my
running accounts of the story and didn't use them until it was resolved.

For the protection of other artists, the editor of Artist's Magazine, Mike
Ward ,wrote this up in his Letter from the Editor., November 1994

I have an excellent relationship with my Chamber of Commerce and did not
lose any business, in fact got nice commissions afterwards.

I learned a lot, but this was a very grueling experience!! .
Almost forgot to say that right afterwards the Mayor quit his day job,
suddenly resigned as Mayor, sold his house and moved to Florida

Carol Lyons
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Message 4
From: Laurence Phelps
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 14:44:13 -0500
Subject: [Baren 33908] Caligo inks
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Google leads to a nice website for these inks, which says they are
available in the US from Graphic Chemical. (
Since I am started, this is my first post. For thirty years I have
made small linocuts for seasonal greeting cards, I retired two years
ago from teaching college biology, and am hoping to do more ambitious
prints. I took the relief printmaking class at UW madison, bought a
press, and am on my way. Lots to learn. If the name looks familiar,
yes I am related to Dale Phelps, he is my older (and wiser and more
experienced, at least in printmaking) brother. Now back to lurking.

Larry Phelps
S6472 Wilson Road
Rock Springs, WI 53961
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Message 5
From: Monica Bright
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 17:45:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33909] water based inkes
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I just thought I'd throw my two cents in....I use the
water-soluable inks from Dan Smith. I LOVE!! them.
They still smell like ink (which is part of my
printing addiction), they re-activate in water but
wont once they're set. The drying time is about three
days for a true that's similar to oily ink-at
least from my experience. Obviously temperature and
humidity affects the drying time. I have noticed that
I have to keep the ink on the slab rolled thicker than
I would truely oil-based ink, but for me its a small
compramise to be able to clean up with soap and water.
Suprisingly, I did find a fantastic suprise the other
day...the brand name "Wet Ones" work even better than
dish soap and water!! Don't ask me why...cuz' I don't
know. To me its magic. Its just plain magic that's
incredibly helpful when the studio is downstairs in an
unfinished basement, and the closest water is upstairs
in the kitchen. Now, all I need is a handy bottle of
"Wet Ones" wet wipes and we're off. Did I say I love
them? I truely do.
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 10 Aug 2007 03:55:21 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33910] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (36 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Not Shina


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Watercolor: Bergamo Kitchen Window


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: She's back


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