Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39162] Re: Caligo Inks (Tibi Chelcea)
  2. [Baren 39163] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V47 #4868 (Jun 27, 2009) (Marilynn Smith)
  3. [Baren 39164] Up Close, really close ("Terry Peart")
  4. [Baren 39165] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Tibi Chelcea
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 14:30:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39162] Re: Caligo Inks
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I've been using Caligo inks almost exclusively for the past two years
and I'm really pleased with them. To be honest, I've never used any of
the more traditional oil-based inks, I thought they are a pain to deal
with when your studio is pretty much the living room. In the meantime
I found out that it's relatively easy to clean them, but Caligo inks
are quite good for my purposes so did not see a big need for change.

I know some people dislike their smell. They are still oil-based, so
they smell accordingly; it does not bother me. Another possible
drawback is the relative limited range of colors. Lately I've been
using some pigment dispersions to mix with their transparent base and
get new colors, and it works well.

I think they are worth a try. However, if you're really comfortable
with your current choice of inks, and the only issue is cleaning, it's
probably better to look into safer/cleaner cleaning products.

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Message 2
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 14:40:40 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39163] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V47 #4868 (Jun 27, 2009)
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for clean up there is one other nifty thing that I find works very
well for me. In the Baja I have a small press that sits in the
garage. There is no running water for clean up in the garage. I have
found that using vegetable oil first and than following up with baby
wipes to be a very satisfactory solution. When my brayers get a
little too nasty from use I take them to the sink and use a good soap
to freshen them from any residue ink. The baby wipes will clean off
most and than if I need to take them into the condo they are not
spreading ink all over because they are pretty much totally clean.
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Message 3
From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 22:43:02 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39164] Up Close, really close
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An artist friend/teacher I know posted this on her blog, I found it very interesting. Its new (?) technology from Google Earth and The Prada Museum. You can zoom in so close to the artwork, it's unbelievable! Here's a preview link.

Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

West Seattle

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Subject: Explosion 3 (Full Color) & Woodcut Show at 311 W. Martin

Here is the color version of Explosion 3. Why do I always forget how long these things take to create?


Friday, July 3, Ill be at the opening of The Woodcut Show at 311 W. Martin in Raleigh. The above image and a couple others of mine will be included in what looks to be a very cool and unique show. The emphasis will be on process as woodblocks as well as proofs from the individual color blocks will be displayed along side the finished prints. I have found that people are often as fascinated by the process as they are by the result. So hopefully this show will win us woodcut fanatics some converts!

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