Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41001] Re: Silent Members ("Ellen Shipley")
  2. [Baren 41002] picasso prints in NYC (ArtfulCarol #
  3. [Baren 41003] Re: SGC/Philagrafika (aqua4tis #
  4. [Baren 41004] Re: Escher in Florida till April 11. (Sharri LaPierre)
  5. [Baren 41005] white line printing day 2 (Viza Arlington)
  6. [Baren 41006] Print Exhibitions in Chicago, Illinois, and Fort Wayne, Indiana ( slinders #
  7. [Baren 41007] Re: Silent Members ("Wilson, Cyndy")
  8. [Baren 41008] picasso (reduction) prints ( slinders #
  9. [Baren 41009] Re: white line questions (Louise Cass)
  10. [Baren 41010] Re: Silent Members ("Terry Peart")
  11. [Baren 41011] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  12. [Baren 41012] Silent reader from After five ("Harry French")
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Message 1
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 17:46:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41001] Re: Silent Members
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Thanx Lynita,

That's a great site. Love your card:

I learn so much from everyone on this site. I'm so glad I joined Baren Forum some 5 years ago. It's an online tutorial. ;-]

And fun too.

Ellen Shipley
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Message 2
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 17:57:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41002] picasso prints in NYC
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Thanks Melissa for telling us about the Picasso exhibit. I will try to go.
I'll be sure to read the NYTimes today.
I have the book Picasso Linoluem Cuts , the MET, Random House, .Does
anyone have this book? In it I just read that he evolved a simple
revolutionary method and it went on to describe reduction prints without giving it that
name . So he was the first and the term for it wasn't used yet.
It was amazing to learn that he used the same one block for 2 prints of
Bullfight--- 2 different colors for the first image and 3 different colors
for the second image. It took a while and a challenge for me to figure out
how some of the other reduction prints were done::.Still Life with a Bottle,
one print in black and the other in black and 2 more colors.

Have we had an exchange of reduction prints yet? Hmmmm...

Carol Lyons
Irvington, NY
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Message 3
From: aqua4tis #
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 19:33:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41003] Re: SGC/Philagrafika
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thank you for sharing your photos april. i thoroughly enjoyed seeing them all
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Message 4
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 19:40:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41004] Re: Escher in Florida till April 11.
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Andrew - thank you for the laugh! I still remember the day when my
daughter was about 16 and we had been to several galleries in Laguna
Beach, CA. She finally sat down on a bench and said, "I don't care
what you say I am not going into another gallery today!!" And, we
didn't -- we went someplace and ate something really, really good,
instead. She is now pushing 47 and enjoys going to galleries,and
drags her children with her... ;-)

Cheers ~
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Message 5
From: Viza Arlington
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 20:19:02 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41005] white line printing day 2
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Linda and Jeanne,
Thanks for all the great info! I had read the article about White line
Woodcuts on the Baren Encylopedia once before but i went back and
reread it is very helpful thanks. I can't help thinking that Akua
Kolor might be the way to go for white line printmaking but alas i
have none so i continued my experiments today using watercolors. The
areas on my block are too large to paint and not have them dry out so
i decided to just roll with that and paint the whole block with
watercolors and then reconstitute them with a fine mist i also gave my
paper a mist then printed the block using a ball bearing baren. here
is a link to my results
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Message 6
From: slinders #
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 22:14:44 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41006] Print Exhibitions in Chicago, Illinois, and Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Hi, Everybody!

How good to hear from so many of our earlier folks! We really
have drifted off into silence, haven't we? --And welcome to our
newer members!

I spent today at the Chicago Art Institute, and the Print Study
Room. There are tulips blooming in the center planters on
Michigan Avenue!

There's a really nice Matisse Show just opened at the Art
Institute! Quite a few of his little monotypes as well as
familiar big paintings, sculptures and drawings!

And the new 'Prints and Works on Paper' Gallery was also
terrific! It's a great addition!

Today The Block Museum in Evanston, IL opens "The Brilliant
Line, Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1840-1650" . It has
travelled here from Rhode Island. The accompanying website is
quite remarkable! Don't miss the movie, the close-up features,
and the interactive artist locator map! I'm looking forward to
this show!

A couple of weeks ago we visited the Smart Museum, south of the
City, on the U. of Chicago campus. They have a huge print show
there right now! One hundred prints! A couple of Käthe
Kollwitz works that are simply worth the trip! One shows a
woman seated cross legged with a dead child in her lap. It's a
larger size and her eloquence of line is breathtaking. She not
only knew grief, but she knew anatomy! The other was a
painting/study of hers, and it accompanies the print that she
made from it. It was interesting to see them together! And
several prints by Munch, a couple of lovely Charles Meryon's,
and other artists that you'll know including, in an accompanying
exhibit, a couple of Piranisi's!

Fort Wayne (Indiana's) Art Museum has just reopened with a Wyeth
exhibition..., --all of the Wyeths! And through May 2 they have
"Visions of the Floating World".

So it's a great time to take a printmaker's excursion to the
Midwest, USA!

Best wishes,
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Message 7
From: "Wilson, Cyndy"
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 22:15:27 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41007] Re: Silent Members
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Same here. I admit that I post very seldom, but I also read every Baren
digest, check out member blogs, etc.

Cyndy Wilson
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Message 8
From: slinders #
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 22:25:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41008] picasso (reduction) prints
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Carol, I think that it's the best book there is on explaining
reduction printmaking! It may be only on the used book sites,
but it shouldn't be too expensive!

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Message 9
From: Louise Cass
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 23:22:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41009] Re: white line questions
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Whatever is Velvet Oil?
Please enlighten
thanks Louise C.
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Message 10
From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 01:21:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41010] Re: Silent Members
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Hello All!
I, too, read all the post and glean as much of the info as possible. But I don't post much.
I've been following along since one of the members that I knew from, Diane C, told me about Barenforum.
I was lucky in that I was able to attend the get-together in Vancouver, Washington several years back. I learned hands-on from some of the best! It was a wonderful experience meeting all those great people.
I don't spend as much time on printmaking as I used to. I've been painting with acrylics on canvas and lately been working with fabric, mixed media.
But, most of my time in the last six months has been in setting up my studio. I'm almost done! I'm moving my fabric stash up to the studio next week (one of my friends said, OH NO! You'll get paint on your fabric! - - - yeah, that's the point!)
If you want to see what I'm doing, please check out my blog sometime.

I love this group!

West Seattle
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Message 12
From: "Harry French"
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 12:55:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41012] Silent reader from After five
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Greetings to new, old and original members from an 'after five' barener and
43 exchanger.

Well, here is my latest expressionist woodprint of a fight in Canterbury
cathedral between a wyvern and worm type dragon : together with a link to my
homepage which I must update soon!




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Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Inklings
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

I am not an organized person.  So naturally when I went to print today I discovered I'm not going to have enough yellow ochre for the whole project.  Also being an impatient person I didn't want to wait to order any from Daniel Smith.  So I fell back on my printmaking class training and mixed some up.  (Thanx Jim Lorigan.)

The one on the left is yellow ochre, the one on the right is my yellow/red/blue/white mix.  Not perfect, but I think I like the mix better.

Apropos the above admissions, of course I didn't make any notes while I was mixing.  I just kept adding a dollop of this and a smear of that.  So it'll be interesting to see how the color is going to vary as I go along.  Hopefully still in the same family.  ;- j


Curiouser and curiouser.  Almost immediately the ink printed darker on the paper.  I think it's the lack of humidity that makes the ink get clumpy.  L.A. is seldom humid, and certainly not at the moment.  But still not a problem.  I got 12 prints done with the ink I'd made up.  I kept having to add water to it to keep it from drying out.

Here are some prints on the rack.

It's really weird how it got darker, when my sample sheets were lighter than the ochre.


Hmm, less success this afternoon.  Added some ink retarder, but it didn't do anything good.  Done for the day.

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Subject: white line experiment day 2
Posted by: Viza Arlington

Today I started at 11:00 am. and finished at 12:30 pm. so I cut my time in half today. Since the ares in this block are large and there is no way to cover them and print before the watercolor dries this time I decided to paint the whole block then mist and print. over all I am pleased with the print the one thing i don't like about it are the variations in the blue of the horses body and ear. this was caused by not mixing enough paint to cover the whole area and also using too small of a brush. in the darker areas the paint was a much thicker consistency going down than the other ares on the body. painting the whole area and letting it dry then using a fine mist to reconstitute the watercolor worked great i also gave the paper i light mist just in case. I repeated this to get the coverage you see in the final print.

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