Today's postings

  1. [Baren 27488] hanga, watercolor and paste (cucamongie #
  2. [Baren 27489] ???? about ward prints (FurryPressII #
  3. [Baren 27490] Takuji Hamanaka ("Robert Canaga")
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Message 1
From: cucamongie #
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 19:53:43 -0500
Subject: [Baren 27488] hanga, watercolor and paste
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Matt, I would use paste (rice paste or methyl cellulose) with the watercolor unless you are purposely trying to achieve a mottled texture. The purpose of the paste, whether you are using pure pigment or watercolor, is to help the color print smoothly. The tricky part is to achieve the correct balance of the many elements involved: moisture of the paper, moisture of the block, amount of pigment, amount of paste, etc. A common mistake is to use too much of everything (which I have done many times). It all gets easier with practice :)

also, Mary Ann, I enjoyed your mosaics!
best wishes
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Message 2
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 19:58:18 EST
Subject: [Baren 27489] ???? about ward prints
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With Lynd Ward prints if they are not signed they could have been taken
from the book. Some one could have cut up a book. You might want to check the
paper I am sure he editioned it with different paper than they printed the
books with. I purchased one of Ward's large prints, the one that he took for
Albreck Durer 4 horseman for a very small sum when I was in college back in

Lynd Ward's prints were what got me interested in wood engraving.

john c.
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Message 3
From: "Robert Canaga"
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 18:51:55 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27490] Takuji Hamanaka
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April, Do you have Takuji's email? I lost it and am trying to get in touch with him about a demo/show.
Robert Canaga