Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41437] Away from my computer! ("jerise #")
  2. [Baren 41438] Re: video (alexg #
  3. [Baren 41439] Re: Alex/show/video (Julio.Rodriguez #
  4. [Baren 41440] White line printmaking (Jennifer Martindale)
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Message 1
From: "jerise #"
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2010 13:10:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41437] Away from my computer!
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Hello! I'm off galavanting! I'll be back around June 7. I will respond as quickly as possible to you when I return.

Thanks, & happy June!
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Message 2
From: alexg #
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 01:04:52 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41438] Re: video
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Ummm... yeah, the little video was taken on a phone and so it's meant to
be a teaser and nothing else. Sorry. The Gallery I'm showing at has,
however, put up proper images of all the woodcuts I have on show.

Go here to see the prints:

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Message 3
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 06:31:39 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41439] Re: Alex/show/video
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outstanding images, well done, congratulations on your show......enjoyed
reading about your book making adventures.

all the best......Julio
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Message 4
From: Jennifer Martindale
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 10:27:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41440] White line printmaking
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I have been following the discussion on white line with interest, and when my current Open Studio exhibition is over, and the summer visitors have gone, I plan to settle down and have a go. To that end, If the experimentors have come up with a summary of paper type and any other tips that seem to work , I would be very grateful to read them. I use dry pigments mixed in water and baren printing.

I have been reading the book 'Blanch Lazelle and the Color Woodcut' by B.S. Shapiro, pub by MFA Pubs. 2002. ISBN 0878466290. It is linked to an exhibition, and the curators notes hold some info. They say that she used 'Japan' paper and of her 138 recorded woodblocks, ninety-five were printed in an edition of 5 or fewer.

In a 1935 letter to Denver Art Museum she writes 'I now call them wood block paintings - so you can call them that too ... They are really paintings and not to be considered with other things they call prints'. They seem to have been printed as required, eg the The Monongahela block was cut in 1919 and printed in 1919,1920,1926,1928,1929,1930,1935 and 1936.

The numbering system seems very strange to me. She writes on the back of a print of My Wharf Studio 'No exact duplicate in color prints - if this is sold I shall be glad to send another print from this block to take its place/ Colour Wood Block Print/340 no. of prints from all blocks / 3 no. of prints from this block / Blanche Lazelle / Privincetown, Mass/ Oct 24, 1932 date this print was finished/ 340/3. This block had been cut in 1931 according to her studio notes.

Hope this helps in that others have struggled with similar difficulties. Happy printing.