Today's postings

  1. [Baren 26712] Calendar (ArtfulCarol #
  2. [Baren 26713] Re: prints ? paintings ? original work ? - Roosters deadline..... (Julio.Rodriguez #
  3. [Baren 26714] Re: Calendar ("Joseph Sheridan")
  4. [Baren 26715] Byron Birdsall's views of Rainier (John and Michelle Morrell)
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Message 1
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 08:39:47 EST
Subject: [Baren 26712] Calendar
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As I turn the last page of the 2004 Calendar I want to thank all 12 who
participated and also Dave, Julio, the Coordinator and Calendar designer,and John
Amoss the illustrator.
I enjoyed the prints every month. I know of all of you, some in "real "
life, but who are you Richard Campbell who did the very well-done November image
of the Metropolitan Tower, NY, NY?

Happy New Year to all
Carol Lyons

Make the deadline for sending in Exchange prints. Some of us break our necks
(well maybe hands) trying to be on time and the coordinators are
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Message 2
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 11:10:11 -0600
Subject: [Baren 26713] Re: prints ? paintings ? original work ? - Roosters deadline.....
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"So, these are paintings of prints? I don't understand - why would anyone
do this? People are funny, indeed. What a nifty way of never having to
come up with your own composition, color choices, etc: Just copy something
someone else has already done who is, hopefully, dead by now and free of
copyright infringement issues. Oh barf."

There is a guy I know that makes a living doing exactly this kind of
stuff...I don't quite 'barf' at his work, quite the contrary, I actually
collect it ! The prints he makes are by far the most exquisite prints I
have in my collection of over 900 prints. 'His' prints show great detail
and beautiful gradations...way beyond the work of anyone else I have
seen.....and while he does 'copy' the compositions of dead artists...I
always seem to find something new, fresh and very personal in his

Check it is a link:

I think specially with printmaking we must be aware that the 'artist' is
not always the printmaker...sometimes many hands in the 'pot'...and surely
in the Japanese must be given to the trio of artist,
carver and printer. While the artist can claim the composition...the
delicate flowing lines of the talented carver and the exquisite palettes
of the old japanese printers are their very own addition to the print.

re the Rooster New Year Exchange, Michelle is right, we need to put an end
to Signup, I will ask Dave to close the
Signup page as of later tonight....Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to

thanks...Julio Rodriguez
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Message 3
From: "Joseph Sheridan"
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 12:27:26 -0500
Subject: [Baren 26714] Re: Calendar
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Throughout the last few months I too have relished my Baren Calendar.
Thanks again Julio and all for their work!
Joe Sheridan
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Message 4
From: John and Michelle Morrell
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 19:54:46 -0900
Subject: [Baren 26715] Byron Birdsall's views of Rainier
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Subject: [Baren 26704] Fwd: Have you seen this silly, silly site?
> Paintings of prints, but modified in a silly way -- America mitate! :)
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> >
> >Click the arrow to go to the next and the next and the next...

Who in the Pacific Northwest hasn't thought of doing this take-off of all
the views of Mt. Fuji? I certainly thought of doing it with Mt. Edgecumb,
which has a very Fuji-like cone. Byron Birdsall appears to have done it
quite well. He hasn't altered his usual style of painting much, just
stylized it some further. The colors are his, if they are anyone's. I
think it's a hoot. But then, Birdsall is an Alaskan icon.

Anvil peak is obvious in most of the views--but the mountain does look
different from different sides. Looks like Rainier to me, having watched it
mostly from Puyallup, Seattle and Packwood. My father told me Anvil peak
was part of the original cone that blew off in an eruption. Don't know if
that's really a fact, but I always dreamed of the mountain erupting. Funny
it was St. Helens that surprised us all.

Michelle Morrell