Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45034] Blended blue and green (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 45035] Re: Arrgghh,, wet prints!!! (Juergen Stieler)
  3. [Baren 45036] Re: Arrgghh,, wet prints!!! (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 45037] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:45:24 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45034] Blended blue and green
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Sherrie beautiful! I became a printmaker after watching a monotype
being pulled from the plate, amazing and what a thrill, every time.
You sure got a good blended roll.

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Message 2
From: Juergen Stieler
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:56:04 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45035] Re: Arrgghh,, wet prints!!!
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The "problem" with oil based inks, and in fact it's not a problem but
the character of oil based inks and colours, is that they do not dry by
evaporation (like water in water based colours), but by oxidation of the
oil. Really, they become heavier because they absorb oxygen. So you
cannot accelerate the process with heat in an acceptable way, the only
one I can imagine is to put the prints in a "bath" of pure oxygen....
but is that practicable?? A chemist among us perhaps could tell...

Painters know from painting with oil colours, that black delays the
drying process a lot. Even intaglio prints, which in general are printed
with less ink than relief prints, need about two or three weeks to dry,
irrespective of wet or already dried paper. So I had the same problems
during exchanges, based upon experience with black inks I timed about
one month drying time.

Happy printing :)

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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 02:11:32 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45036] Re: Arrgghh,, wet prints!!!
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yes, this is probably the reason artists use slip protect the back of the paper when stacking prints...a necessary evil with oil based inks

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Subject: "Prominent Printmakers" Show At NH Institute of Art
Posted by: Annie B

Artwork by Joyce Silverstone
This past Wednesday I delivered four pieces of art for my first group show of 2012, the Prominent Printmakers exhibition at New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, N.H. The show will include the work of 13 artists, many from here in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. For me, this show will be the first time I show work from my new money-related series "Loaded". 

Printmaking: Prominent Printmakers
26 January - 23 February, 2012

French Building Gallery
New Hampshire Institute of Art
148 Concord Street, Manchester

1 February, 2012:
Opening Reception: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Gallery Talk by Liz Chalfin: 6:30 pm

Local New England folks, I hope you can make it!

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Subject: Go West! Go West! Nevada and California US contribute to the city
Posted by: Maria

Our city blocks are coming in daily now. I'm hoping the rest of you send them soon. I'm finishing another project and a cool little commission and by then I hope to begin planning the printing party. Get to carving, please!

Incidentally, did you know that Reno Nevada is actually geographically situated West of Los Angeles California?
Just another curiosity to clutter your busy minds...

But seriously, folks!
Here are two contributions from the Western US.

Andrea Hollatz-Brown from Fountain Valley, California USA sends us some refreshing palm trees to adorn and freshen our city.

My block shows a palm tree.  I have lived in several different places, but now when I come home after being away I look for the palm trees to tell me that I am back in Southern California--they have become a symbol of home to me.

And Candace Nicol from (ArtTown) Reno in my very own beloved state of Nevada USA sends a very intriguing image. I must say our city has more critters and plants than people so far!

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