Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34410] Re: Web and blog (Reneeaugrin #
  2. [Baren 34411] hand printing, C&P press (eli griggs)
  3. [Baren 34412] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  4. [Baren 34413] finished print... (brad robinson)
  5. [Baren 34414] Re: I'd appreciate your comments on new print... (Sharri LaPierre)
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Message 10
From: Reneeaugrin #
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 23:11:33 EST
Subject: [Baren 34410] Re: Web and blog
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Hi Sherrie and all,

So close but so far -- Vancouver Washington is just on the other side of the
river, but alas I could only see your show on line -- That is not a bad
thing! It is wonderful to be able to see the work from all over the planet--
near and far! I did see one of this series at Print Arts Northwest in Portland,
and the colors read very well. The whole group has a very nice harmony in
the colors and feel. Very nice.

Mike, your work is just great -- I thought of your dramatic larger than life
portraits when I went to the Chuck Close show. There was a scribble
portrait done in eight or so colors on woodblock in moku hanga -- amazing, and they
had the blocks on display with each color printed separately. I am partial
to the tan background for the Jim print, however I wish it were a deeper
tan(and I like the wood grain for that reason, but I like the plain better) or
maybe a little toward burnt sienna. It is a very powerful image.

I am starting a new series of prints-- tall skinny ones -- landscape slices.

I wish I could respond to all the great mail, but I do enjoy reading it all.

Success in all your printing endeavors!

Foggy and Sunny western Oregon
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Message 1
From: eli griggs
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 20:55:29 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 34411] hand printing, C&P press
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Thanks for the feedback.

While I do enjoy the natural variation in hand printed
works on paper, I have been thinking for some time
that I'd like the chance to use my own press every now
and again.

A few weeks back I thought of trying a small, wringer
type 'etching' press but truthfully, I would rather
have a heavier built piece of kit for printing, as I
view any new gear, bought or gifted, as a lifetime
investment and old iron simply sings. If I can find
space in my home for it and put it into working order,
I feel it is well worth exploring.

Of course, at this stage, I am unsure of exactly which
model is being offered. For all I know it could be a
tabletop type or a motorized floor monster. I do know
from the owner that it most likely needs new rollers.
Since it is coming from a commercial printer, I am
hoping it will have been kept together and missing
parts will be at a minimum.
My Rozeann tells me he may have a spare chase for it
as well.

I have also downloaded several pdf manuals of C&P
parts, etc.

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Message 2
From: Blog Manager
Date: 8 Nov 2007 04:55:52 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34412] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (39 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock RoundTable

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [Seacoast in Autumn - 5] : Printing begins ... step by step


Site Name: Mike Lyon's Moku Hanga

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: "Jim" Collaboration with Lawrence Lithography Workshop underway - special pre-edition pricing available!


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Reduction Woodcut: Carnelian


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: I just can't get enough of that wood grain wonder!


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
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Message 3
From: brad robinson
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 21:34:26 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 34413] finished print...
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i just finished pulling my print for the Periodic Table of Elements Printmakers Project. i documented to printing so if you'd care to see that and the final print check it out at:

happy carving!


Brad Robinson
Film & Event Production
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Message 4
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 22:52:13 -0800
Subject: [Baren 34414] Re: I'd appreciate your comments on new print...
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I'm a sucker for the wood grain every time. This says to me that
this man worked with wood, or has some tie to the wood. Does he or
is it only for effect? Maybe it doesn't matter, but personally, I
would want it mean something - otherwise I would leave it plain.

Stonehenge used to make a darker tan paper, which I believe you could
get in rolls. It is not quite as soft a paper as BFK, but the color
might be right.

Great work and always a privilege to see.

Cheers ~