April 9, 2009

Interview with Mark Mason at Printsy ...

Over on the [Printsy - Printmakers of Etsy] blog, an interview with [Baren] member Mark Mason was published last Sunday. Read it here.

It included this nice snapshot of his workspace ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:11 AM | Comments (0)

July 9, 2007

Aloha Bareners

Hello from San Francisco.
I've been following the forum for many years and I have just posted my first entry here. I've been printmaking since 1992 and have been focused on woodblock printing since 1997. I have a website called headphonerecord. Thank you all for being the fantastic community and resource you are.
Peace, love and woodchips,

Posted by Nathalie Roland at 7:09 PM | Comments (0)

April 29, 2007

Berndt Savig

Greetings all,
My name is Berndt Savig and I was introduced to the Baren Forum by Paul de Jode. Presently I am an assistant professor in art and am planning on becoming more involved in printmaking when school lets out this next month. I have enjoyed viewing the prints and looking at some of the forum discussions, though I have yet to figure out how to join them...
I am wondering if there is anyone who would be interested in a four or five day camping/printmaking get together in Colorado? Just throwing it out there as a possibility. There would be room to work on prints, but tents would be necessary for sleeping accomodations.

Posted by Berndt Savig at 7:40 PM | Comments (2)

July 24, 2005

Me and Paleo-Phoenix


I'm a 53 year old neophite. I stumbled into printmaking while taking art classes at my local community college. Five semesters later, I'm hopelessly hooked. I'm slowly acquiring my own tools and supplies for when they eventually kick me out of the class, and recently I bought a friend's press.

I have a thing for paleo art, and I have a series I call Paleo-Mythos, a series of mythical beasts on cave walls. Paleo-Phoenix is from that series. Here I was experimenting with viscosity inks. (That is, if I've done this right...)

Posted by Ellen Shipley at 1:20 PM | Comments (0)

July 20, 2005

Annie Fitt - a little introduction to my work

All these images are cut from Daniel Smith's Safety-Kut and printed
with D. Smith's water-based relief ink on handmade paper
(mostly Tibetan Lohkta).
I have cropped away the borders to cut down on file size.

This is a bookplate I did for myself showing two of my most important interests.
Books and Whippets are not always a happy mix!

Click on any images below for full-size

"Middlewhite" from a series of farm animals I have been working on.

"Maymont Goat"

"My Little Black Hen"

"Leicester Longwool" from my Sheep series.

Posted by Annie Fitt at 8:51 PM | Comments (5)

July 13, 2005



Tengu are the crow-headed humanoids often seen in heroic japanese prints. Melinda, a new baren contributer is suggesting Tengu, or other monsters as an Exchange theme. I think it is a great idea! Read more about Tengu here: Wikipedia. Click on the thumbnail to see the Tengu up close!

This print, with a gaggle of Tengu, is described by Eric van den Ing who runs an internet site selling Japanese prints: Saru Gallery. Eric is also co-author of Beauty and Violence, the classic text on Yoshitoshi:

"The Chinese novel Shuihu zhuan (The Water Margin), known in Japanese as Suikoden, tells of the legendary exploits of a group of Chinese brigands during the Northern Song dynasty (1101-26). It was retold in a popular Japanese novel illustrated by Hokusai, and was the subject of Kuniyoshi's first set of warrior prints in 1827. Although the anti-establishment heroes of the original were very popular, in this set Yoshitoshi departed from the novel and made his own selection of Japanese heroes from history and legend. The series was published at an interesting point in Yoshitoshi’s career. Five years earlier, in 1861, his teacher, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, had died, and this series is evidence of his powers as an independent artist. Kuniyoshi’s influence can still be seen, but on the other hand many designs already point to his future greatness. The chûban (“half-size”) prints were printed two to a sheet and then cut."

Posted by Tom Kristensen at 9:48 AM | Comments (0)