Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33917] Bea Gold (Charles Morgan)
  2. [Baren 33918] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V40 #4004 (Aug 11, 2007) (maurice fykes III)
  3. [Baren 33919] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 07:17:37 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33917] Bea Gold
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Hello Bea,

I have been trying to get in touch privately, but your email keeps
bouncing. We are waiting for your prints for the SWNS07 exchange.
Please contact me off-list and let me know how you are doing.

Cheers ..... Charles
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Message 2
From: maurice fykes III
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 15:51:09 +0000
Subject: [Baren 33918] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V40 #4004 (Aug 11, 2007)
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Fish printing tips!
Good morning all!
I just finished reading your threads concerning ďFish PrintingĒ (Gyotaku). I have been printing fish since 1989 when I was first introduced to it at the Cabrillo Beach Marine Aquarium, down in San Pedro California. My love for the process was instantaneous!
Since then, Iíve been conducting workshops and demonstrations throughout the Portland/Vancouver metro area.

About the paint; Yes! You can use oil base paint, watercolors (with a retarding agent to slow the drying process), and my favorite, acrylic paints (in particular, GOLDEN FLUID ACRYLICS).
To apply the paints, just use a brush. Not those sponge brushes either. Brayers tend to be very clumsy for the process. I swear by those 35-cent brushes that can be purchased from your local house paint store. I will often paint the fish with black paint and pull several newsprint prints before painting the fish with colors and printing on to rice paper (no need to wipe the fish clean between printings).
Never remove the eye of the fish! I have heard someone suggesting doing that however if you ask me, itís the #1 turnoff for most people. Young boys absolutely LOVE the eye removal process.
Just paint around the eye and when your piece has dried, then you can paint the eye with whatever you like.
For printing on fabric, if itís your first time, try a white cotton t-shirt. Before you print, remember to add fabric medium to your paints (Goldenís GAC 900 works well). 4 drops will do the trick. Once the paint is mixed and ready, take the shirt and place a sheet of newsprint inside the cavity of the shirt to insure that the paint does not travel beyond the front of the shirt. Paint the fish with as many colors as you like (be quick about it), and when the fish is completely painted, move him to a clean, paint free surface and place any paint or wet paint brushes into the next county!
Now take the shirt and place it over making sure there are wrinkles. Once the fabric makes contact with the fish, you canít reposition it! Itís a done deal! Use your fingers to press and rub the fabric against the fish. Donít move the shirt. Feel for the whole fish structure. Next, remove the shirt from the fish and BAM! Itís a fish. Donít forget to paint the eye of the fish after the shirt has dried.
Because your paint has fabric medium in it, you will need to heat-set the shirt in a clothes dryer for 10 minutes on high or by ironing the back of the shirt with a hot iron.

I didnít mean for this to turn into a lecture on fish printing, I just wanted you to know a few tips to help you succeed.
You can also try squid, smelt, octopus, leaves, etc.
If you want more information, email me at

Thanks folks,

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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 12 Aug 2007 03:55:26 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33919] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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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: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: She will be born Aug 18th


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