Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34415] Re: Hand printing, Mike's Woodgrain, Shows (Annie Bissett)
  2. [Baren 34416] Re: finished print... (Ragtaghorde #
  3. [Baren 34417] My Exchange 34 print ("Mark Mason")
  4. [Baren 34418] yet another print... (brad robinson)
  5. [Baren 34419] Re: yet another print... ("Ellen Shipley")
  6. [Baren 34420] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 08:26:58 -0500
Subject: [Baren 34415] Re: Hand printing, Mike's Woodgrain, Shows
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Lee, you raise an interesting question about hand printing / press
printing and whether it really makes a difference. I don't use oil-
based inks, so maybe that's a whole 'nuther thing, but in my
experience with Japanese-style hand printing I find that you can vary
the pressure with the baren to get almost infinite variety in the
depth of color and the texture. You can get this variety not just
from impression to impression, but even within a single impression.
Very versatile and I think different from the all-over sameness of
pressure delivered by a press.

Sharri, the show looks great -- congratulations. Sometimes I wish I
lived in the Pacific NW -- seems like so many wonderful print artists
live out your way. Carol, all the best to you, too, for your show! I
was in NY last weekend for the IFPDA Print Fair (THAT was fun!) and
wish I had known to go look for your exhibit.

Mike, I really like the richness of tone you've achieved with the
moku hanga color applied underneath the litho. (And I love hearing
that you blew away the lithographers with your printing skills!) I
think I prefer a plain background. It's stark, especially at that
scale, and forces the eye to look at Jim and Jim only. Good luck with
your proofings.

best, Annie
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Message 2
From: Ragtaghorde #
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 09:30:42 EST
Subject: [Baren 34416] Re: 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

Brad -
Really enjoyed poking around your flickr site. Barium is going to be another
outstanding addition to the Periodic Table project. I was interested in
seeing your printing pics as well. What material are you using for your plate?
It looks like Safety-Kut to me, rather than linoleum. If so, I am interested
to see you use a press to print with! I was taught that that Safety-Kut was
incompatible with presses - that using one was a good way to basically explode
your plate. I use SK almost exclusively, and have no problem with
hand-printing, but there are times when a press would be nice.


Annie Fitt
& the Ragtag Horde ~ Whippets of Mass Destruction!
Wake, Virginia
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Message 3
From: "Mark Mason"
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 14:51:01 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34417] My Exchange 34 print
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Hi all,

As my offering for Exchange 34 wings it's way from Lancashire (UK) to Mary Kuster in America I've uploaded a copy of it onto my blog if anyone would like a sneaky peek.

Could I ask if there's to be a New Year Print Exchange coming up for Year of the Rat?

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Message 4
From: brad robinson
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 08:47:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 34418] yet another print...
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so i've really been enjoying carving again, and wanted to share with you all yet another print i pulled yesterday. it's an old biplane.

hope you like it!

best, brad

Brad Robinson
Film & Event Production
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Message 5
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 10:24:53 -0800
Subject: [Baren 34419] Re: yet another print...
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Hi Brad,

Like the background on the bi-plane. Also like your element print. You're on a roll. 8-]


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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 9 Nov 2007 04:55:21 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34420] 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: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Item: Affiliate Program now available for the Annual Gift Print!


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Map Lovers Unite (In Chicago!)


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Watercolor: Sugar on a Bench


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: More Encaustics, part two


Site Name: AzureGrackle

Author: Jenn
Item: I'm a Thumbnail! (and in the newspaper)


Site Name: Curiously Drawn

Author: Mark Mason
Item: "Sparrows" Autumn Woodblock Print.


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