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  1. [Baren 39472] Re: Interesting to think about ("Orgren Alex C (Alex)")
  2. [Baren 39473] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4884 (Jul 7, 2009) (Sharri LaPierre)
  3. [Baren 39474] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4884 (Jul 7, 2009) (PLAWING)
  4. [Baren 39475] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Orgren Alex C (Alex)"
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 05:08:39 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39472] Re: Interesting to think about
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> Joseph Goddu Answer. That is not important information. It is a
> academic and insignificant question in the face of the large concern:
> it a work of art? Hand-painted woodcuts have a long tradition. It has
> nothing to do with the value of the woodcut whether it has one color
> several, is intricate, hand-printed or carved by the artist. An
> question is: Am I moved by what is in front of me

That's the answer I would have expected, and not an unreasonable one.
However, I would have felt compelled to ask why the medium is typically
identified with any artwork. If type of ink and paper used are
irrelevant, why do we have "oil on canvas" or "tempera on wood", etc.
under every painting? Why do we distinguish between the ever-growing
number of photographic processes and their equivalent?

Alex Orgren
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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 06:02:27 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39473] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4884 (Jul 7, 2009)
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I've had good luck hand coloring oil based prints on both BFK Rives
and Somerset Satin using both watercolor and color pencils.

Cheers ~
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Message 3
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:58:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39474] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4884 (Jul 7, 2009)
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Although not white line, Warren Criswell does some amazing things with white ink over daarker ink.
You may find some helpful information here.

Keep carving!

Preston Lawing

Preston B. Lawing
Chair, Department of Art and Design
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987

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Subject: Slow Progress
Posted by: Amanda

The fish at the zoo woodblocks are coming along slooowly, and I'm beginning to think I bit off more than I can chew, at least at this time in my life. I only work on them a bit at a time and there are several blocks with lots of little shapes. I think I will be able to visualize the whole thing a lot better once I pull some proofs, but I'm not at that stage yet. I've been wondering if the reduction method (carving all the colors from one block and printing in stages) might be better suited to my way of thinking and working. I've used it before and liked it, but the risk is high as there are no do-overs if you mess up.

Meanwhile, my ideas for things I'd like to work on next are piling up, so I may set this aside temporarily to do some quicker projects, like monotypes or woodblocks with fewer colors. I've been thinking about papers I'd like to try and bought this neat little paper sampler from Graphic Chemical. I thought it would help me make a decision, but I really am tempted to try all the paper!

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