Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41671] Re: solar plate (Shireen Holman)
  2. [Baren 41672] Re: solar plate (RAKESH BANI)
  3. [Baren 41673] Re: amazing video (Louise Cass)
  4. [Baren 41674] exchange #45 (Louise Cass)
  5. [Baren 41675] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V52 #5315 (Jul 22, 2010) -- Barbara's Pamphlet (Jean Womack)
  6. [Baren 41676] Maria Arango title (Guadalupe Victorica)
  7. [Baren 41677] Re: Woodblock Prints by Cressida Campbell (Viza Arlington)
  8. [Baren 41678] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Shireen Holman
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:47:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41671] Re: solar plate
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Nice web site, Barbara. I especially like the poetry and solar plate
collaboration. The poetry and the prints really complement each other

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Message 2
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:58:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41672] Re: solar plate
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Hello Barbara,
Great works in soler plate etching process. I like this , and also
want to know more , about this, so please suggest me to work in this
process, here we dont have this solution available , so how we prepare
this ?
hope you suggest some thing on this.
rakesh bani.
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Message 3
From: Louise Cass
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:38:02 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41673] Re: amazing video
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Barbara - Thanks for the link! I just spent much time watching the video
and viewing Kelly's work - absolutely fascinating -and does it look like
they're registering by sight/feel as they print?? the chine collé he
incorporates is so impressive ...The high realism (except for the
portraits) on such a gigantic scale is likewise impressive!
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Message 4
From: Louise Cass
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:12:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41674] exchange #45
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Hi Kristine -

Apologies for a 2nd post but this is on another topic.

Thank for the reminder and thank goodness it looks like my prints will
make it more or less on time - hope everyone else is doing well too..

I've had a strange time with this print and wonder if anyone else has
had similar problems - I used the shina ply I got from McClains I forget
how many years ago when at the Vancouver Summit - usually I don't need
to harden it for cutting but this block seemed rather softer than I
remembered -can it 'soften' with time or in the extreme humidity we're
having?..I made my first mistake with a coat of grey acrylic then coated
it with diluted shellac (which never seemed to dry as hard as it should
and eventually was removed) Along with my tool sharpening nonskills
cutting was difficult - I'd also decided on a lot of fine lines(unusual
for me)
The shina seemed rather soft and wanted to splinter BUT the first
prints are actually fine and I just hope it holds up for the rest of
the edition..... it's a good thing we only need 21 to send out!

BTW I won't be doing much more printmaking for a bit as I'll be having a
largish solo show (in Toronto) April 2011 and have plans for new
paintings.... as with all plans, they can change and I'll probably end
up with some prints as well..?!

another BTW - congrats to Mike Lyon for HIS giant prints - would love to
see them in the 'flesh'! also kudos to Brbara for her Solarplate notes -
will have to order it!
Louise C.
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Message 5
From: Jean Womack
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 18:29:58 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41675] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V52 #5315 (Jul 22, 2010) -- Barbara's pamphlet
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Barbara Mason's entrepreneurial ventures are always inspiring. I have been
wondering how I could publish on my blog, a pdf or just a blog version of my
wildflower coloring book and also a pamphlet about vegetable food art for
kids. Maybe even my own print catalog. I'd like people to be able to pay
for it with credit card and download it, as I once did with a pamphlet on
papercutting. I put that stuff on my blog for free and I have no idea if
anyone downloads it or not, but I need some money now, so I'd like to sell
it if I can. Thanks for your always wonderful advice.
Jean Womack
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Message 6
From: Guadalupe Victorica
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 19:05:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41676] Maria Arango title
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María Arango Congratullations. Exchanges are so much fun. What about just naming it "NEVADA" or "From Nevada"

Saluduos, Guadalupe

Dra. Guadalupe Victorica
Tercer Convocatoria Internacional Grabados por la Paz México 2010

Segunda Colectiva Internacional de Grabado 2010
Third International Prints for Peace 2010, Second International Printmaking Collective 2010

Arte Desarrollo Humano
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Message 7
From: Viza Arlington
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:35:05 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41677] Re: Woodblock Prints by Cressida Campbell
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Thank you for posting this.
This part is new information to me....A sponge moistened sheet of
Dutch Etching paper (doesn't say what company) is placed on top of the
block. Pressure is applied to the back of the paper by hand using a
small lino-roller allowing the wet paint to penetrate the paper.

"The paper is peeled back and the block sprayed many times until the
image has fully appeared. This procedure takes from one to three

armed with this new info i made a new small white line print. i think
i may have been trying to print with a lot less passes in the past and
over saturating the block/paper this time i used much less spray per
pass. here is a link to the print
P.S. i used watercolors mix with iridescent powers for this one not
water soluble crayons.

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

Subject: Show at the Loo Gallery(s)
Posted by: Annie B

If you've noticed that my blog has been very quiet these past ten days or so, it's because I've been furiously framing prints. More on that later, but I wanted to let you know about the show I've been framing for, a show in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts at "The Loo Gallery."

Yes, "Loo" means what you're thinking. My work, specifically my Pilgrim prints, will be hanging in a bathroom! Actually, not just one bathroom, but two bathrooms -- the Dreamaway Lodge in Becket and Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield.

It's a smart idea, really. Hanging art in bathrooms means that any place -- a restaurant, an inn -- can become a gallery. A very intimate gallery. I've been to 3 shows now at the Dreamaway Lodge Loo Gallery and they've been fabulous.

I'm convinced that anything at The Dreamaway Lodge would be fabulous, though. Last weekend the Dreamaway got some press from the New York Times and here's what they said:

But the must-try culinary experience near Jacob?s Pillow is at the storied Dream Away Lodge, a restaurant, bar and music spot tucked in the woods of Becket. Visitors are welcomed by a bonfire, the warm neon glow of a Coors Light sign (though the cocktails are the thing to order) and fabulously idiosyncratic décor: chicly mismatched table settings, eclectic art and . . .
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Subject: Peacock Feather (white line woodcut)
Posted by: Viza Arlington

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Peacock Feather
white line woodblock print
image size: 6X9 inches
paper size: 6X9 inches
I used watercolors mixed with iridescent powders
Each print using this method will be unique.
I painted this one let it dry then squirted the block with fine mist from a spray bottle and used a small hard rubber roller to print with. I repeated the process about five or six maybe even more times until i got a solid print.

This item is taken from the blog VIZArt.
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