Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39704] Re: Future exchanges ("Mark Mason")
  2. [Baren 39705] Re: I was wondering (Viza Arlington)
  3. < (Margot Rocklen)
  4. [Baren 39707] Re: kitakata (carol Montgomery)
  5. [Baren 39708] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4961 (Sep 15, 2009) (guadalupe Vic)
  6. [Baren 39709] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V48 relief (Le Green)
  7. [Baren 39710] Sharri's exhibit (Barbara Mason)
  8. [Baren 39711] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Mark Mason"
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:41:50 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39704] Re: Future exchanges
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It is my understanding that any relief medium may be used in all
exchanges unless otherwise specified, so I see no need for an annual
oily persons or moku hanga persons exchanges.


I do like the mixed technique exchanges, but what really fascinates me is
water based printing, not oil. I would love to get involved with an all Moku
Hanga exchange because that is where my real interest lies, not in general
'across the board' relief printing.

There are specific differences between the printing of oil and water, and I
want to specialise in becoming as good a water based printer as possible,
and learn by studying other work by Moku Hanga printers.


For me joining Baren was to stretch my art abilities and learn about
woodblock. The exchanges, the themes and techniques that we set up
help us grow. I would suggest to not be afraid of trying something
new, it only adds to your knowledge base


I'm not afraid to try something new. Every water based print I make throws
up something new. There are many techniques in water based printing which
I've yet to learn, let alone master. I add to my knowledge base with every
print and every stroke of the knife.

The other issue I have is that I don't want to invest in oil printing inks,
rollers, other papers etc, which I would need to use, just to make one print

I'm sure some Bareners are very happy hopping between disciplines, but I'm
also equally sure that there are others that want to exclusively become the
best oil or water printmakers they can be, and that an exclusive oil or
water exchange will help us grow as printmakers.

I suppose there is always the option of an unofficial 'outside Baren'
exchange solely for Moku Hanga, and one for oil. Maybe that's the way to go
to avoid any upsets from people who don't like idea. Just a thought.
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Message 2
From: Viza Arlington
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:26:31 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39705] Re: I was wondering
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Lithographs, intaglio, serigraphs, monotypes and digital prints are
definitely not other types of relief printmaking. Etchings, solarplates and
collographs although usually printed intaglio (method of printing in which
ink is forced into recessions on a plate, the surface wiped clean, dampened
paper placed on top, and ran through an etching press) they can also be
printed in relief (printmaking method in which the inked surface of the
plate or block prints and areas or lines that are gouged out do not print).
If the exchanges are only for images printed in relief from wood or a wood
like substrate that have been carved by hand or power tools that's totally
fine with me, but collographs should probably be taken out of the what is
acceptable part in the exchange guidelines. If the exchanges are for relief
prints only that's fine too i just like to know whats what.viza
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Message 3
From: Margot Rocklen
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:37:25 GMT
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Thank you, Carol, for suggesting Kitakata. Does that paper have small bark chips in it? If so, it would be appropriate for the image, but the chips might print irregularly. I ordered more single sheets of different papers from McClains, and will print the second in the series of three prints on those to make more experimental variations. When I've finally decided on a paper, will print editions of all 3 images.

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Message 4
From: carol Montgomery
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 18:15:51 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39707] Re: kitakata
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Hi, Margot - No, it's pretty uniform; has nice deckle edges all around. Carol M.
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Message 5
From: guadalupe Vic
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 19:20:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39708] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4961 (Sep 15, 2009)
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How strict are you with the Moku Hanga? Can one use any type of comercial water ink or does

it have to be the powder? Type of paper?

Where in the South US (Texas?) can one get these moku hanga materials?
Thank you and saludos, Guadalupe
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Message 6
From: Le Green
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 21:42:32 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39709] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V48 relief
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Quoting: "Other types of relief printmaking (etching,
intaglio, solar plates, lithographs, etc) are not allowed "

Most of the reference sources I know do not include the cited examples above as relief, per se.

Relief is simply explained as printing from the raised portions of a plate.

Solar plates and collagraphs can be intaglio or relief, depending on whether they are printed from the "heights"
(relief), or the Valleys(intaglio).. so the plate does not necessarily define the printmaking family of the print that was made from it.

Lithographs are are flat, or "planographic", and depend on chemical attraction and repulsion of the ink to elements on the plate.
All printing from the valleys, where the plate is traditionally "wiped", are members of the intaglio family,
including etching, engraving, mezzotints and drypoint.

Screenprinting is a member of the stencil family.

I have used many different types of plates for the new years' exchanges, but have always kept printed them in by a relief method.

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Message 7
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:13:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39710] Sharri's exhibit
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In anyone is near Portland, our own Sharri LaPierre is having an opening at the Print Arts NW gallery on the Rock Creek Portland Community College Campus. The PAN gallery is located inside the Washington County Museum and is the first building on the right after you enter the campus
17677 NW Springville Rd Portland 97229

The work is stunning and we are planning quite a party on Thursday the 17th from 6-8.... rumor has it there is Champagne so it should be a good opening

here is the url to her blog with some of the work
and here is her PAN page
and her website
My best to all and congrats to my friend Sharri

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Subject: Lovers, Choppers and a Community Painting
Posted by: Phare-Camp

Bursts of Activity

The community painting created at the Alley Arts Festival this weekend. At first it was hard to get someone to pick up a brush and contribute to this painting but once the first person started dabbing others started painting into it as well.

Visitors age 2-92 at the Alley Arts Festival took part and made their marks.

"Strange Fruit" the digital sketch for a mixed media print project. I'll relief print the treeline and skeleton atop the chine colle'd moon that will be fused to dark blue fine art printmaking paper.

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