Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39529] Congrats (Cucamongie #
  2. [Baren 39530] Re: Exhibit announcement (Bette Wappner)
  3. [Baren 39531] Re: Exhibit Announcement (Elizabeth Atwood)
  4. [Baren 39532] woodcraft small tool set on sale (eli griggs)
  5. [Baren 39533] Re: woodcraft small tool set on sale ( slinders #
  6. [Baren 39534] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Cucamongie #
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 14:59:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39529] Congrats
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Congrats Ray, good luck with this show, and nice to see some of your prints
on the other website as well.

wishing all the best
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Message 2
From: Bette Wappner
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 15:08:40 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39530] Re: Exhibit announcement
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Congratulations and good luck on your gallery show.

Your work is absolutely stunning. My favorite is "Earthware 2".

Best wishes,

Bette Norcross Wappner
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Message 3
From: Elizabeth Atwood
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 16:48:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39531] Re: Exhibit Announcement
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Delighted to hear about your show.. Wish I could go to see
it..........I'm a long time fan.
My son lives in New London so I sent him to the gallery in my stead.
Unfortunately there was a wedding at the time. I'm glad that the show
will be open through the month. So he will get there another time.
(He can't help but be knowledgible about woodcuts and quilts.)

Good luck..............Bettie Atwood
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Message 4
From: eli griggs
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 18:00:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39532] woodcraft small tool set on sale
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Woodcraft has some small carving toolsets on sale which might be ok for someone wanting to try woodcut on the cheap.

Cheers, Eli
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Message 5
From: slinders #
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 18:47:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39533] Re: woodcraft small tool set on sale
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Thanks, Eli! I love their Dockyard Micro Carving tools! I wish
they'd sell them separately! I have to buy the set to get the
half of the set that I consistently use! (Anybody want to


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Subject: [Forest in Summer - 15] : Filling it out ...
Posted by: Dave Bull

Continued from [Forest in Summer - 14] | Starting point of the thread is [Forest in Summer - 1]

At first glance, what's happening in this next one may not be so apparent. These scans are a tad 'washed out' and have a bit less contrast than the thing I am holding in my hand. Anyway, I've pulled out the block used for the darkest parts of the tree, and have done a gradation on it, deepening the areas around the green grass (this step will show more clearly in the 'process slideshow' that I will prepare once I'm done):

Then, moving on to the mushroom ... first step is to put a vermillion 'underlayer' onto the top surface:

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Subject: Some New England Woodblock Events
Posted by: Annie B

Worcester Art Museum is a quiet little gem of a museum that I recently discovered here in western Massachusetts. On display now through October 18 Printmaking Methods/Relief is the fifth in a series of installations explaining the techniques of printmaking. This exhibition considers the relief processes, including woodcuts, wood engravings and linocuts from around the world.

Meanwhile, in Groton, Connecticut, at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery (Branford House Mansion) at the Avery Point Campus, 30 woodcuts and woodblock quilts by Lynita Shimizu will be exhibited until Sept. 13. While you're there, check out the Sculpture Walk along the
ocean in front of the Mansion, too.

And in Bristol, Vermont, you can see 22 woodcuts by Ray Hudson through the month of August at he WalkOver Gallery on Main Street. Hudson works with a Chinese method of woodblock printing, using woodcuts as a kind of paintbrush in a technique called shui Yin, or water printing. His prints look very painterly and rich.

Summer is short in New England, so enjoy!

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