Today's postings

  1. [Baren 37353] Re: The last supper. ("Nancy Osadchuk")
  2. [Baren 37354] RE: What's it called again? Or mistakes to avoid in the future. (Rosposfe #
  3. [Baren 37355] Exchange 38 (ArtSpotiB #
  4. [Baren 37356] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Nancy Osadchuk"
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:02:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37353] Re: The last supper.
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The last line the best...haven't we all heard "I don't know anything about
art but I know what I like'.....

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Message 2
From: Rosposfe #
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 23:08:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37354] RE: What's it called again? Or mistakes to avoid in the future.
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Well, I just finished printing my modest contribution to exchange #38.

Well, finished in the sense that it was safer to just stop printing.
In theory it is Moku Hanga. However, while I am technically using woodblock,
my actual printing surface turns out to be the thin layer hanshita paper I
glued to the block and then couldn't get off.
Seems I tried to "lightly" seal my poplar boards with a combination of
tung oil and varnish (my last attempt at poplar had warping issues) But my
Kinko's copies wouldn't transfer with acetone, or lacquer thinner, or lots of
other stuff so I went with the glue-it-down-with-wood-glue technique. Usually
this makes for a reversable process as once the wood gets wet it comes
off....but not with sealed wood!
So, after scraping and sanding and scratching and cursing I ended up with
a set of motley looking boards each with a thin layer of paper embedded in
the thin woodglue on the surface which created the most amusing partial resist
to my water based printing. Sometimes it printed, sometimes the paper stuck,
sometimes it resisted the color, sometimes it didn't. But 5 blocks and 8
impressions later I ended up with an "edition" of 35 basically similar
woodblock/monoprints. (And another 10 or so that aren't so similar).
I'll post an image after the participants get their prints so I don't
spoil the "surprise".
Prints are drying and will arrive by deadline. I think in the future
I'll skip the poplar and stick with the traditional hanshita method on unsealed
Andrew "are we having fun yet" Stone.
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Message 3
From: ArtSpotiB #
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 00:44:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37355] Exchange 38
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Andrew... I can hardly WAIT to see this edition variee? It may be torture to
you but I bet it's terrific!

Dale P. your package arrived, smushed but here!

This is getting very exciting. Right now we're in the midst of a major
photoshoot... with an elderly painter/printmaker's work laid out on the large
tables. We'll be unpacking and admiring as soon as those tables are available.

Looking forward to the rest of the prints.

ArtSpot Out
BA in studio

Be not to hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality; they discourse
like angels but they live like men. -Samuel Johnson, lexicographer
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Message 4
From: Blog Manager
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 12:55:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37356] 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. (54 sites checked, five minutes before 9:00 AM Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock RoundTable

Author: Dave Bull
Item: Announcing my $100,000-a-plate benefit dinner!


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