Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45470] Re: Uneven wood for engraving (Barbara Mason)
  2. [Baren 45471] Re: Making pigment from powder (Renee)
  3. [Baren 45472] Thanks for replying. (Peter Brown)
  4. [Baren 45473] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 14:12:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45470] Re: Uneven wood for engraving
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If you are using oil based ink, I would use a wooden spoon...or similar as you need fair pressure, work from the center out. A baren might work if it is not very uneven but a spoon would be better
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Message 2
From: Renee
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 17:07:40 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45471] Re: Making pigment from powder
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Good Morning Bareneers,

I would like to thank everyone again for the City of World. What a treat, I'll be taking it to my classes and relief workshop to show it off, I'll be celebrating my retirement from the senior center where I've been teaching for the past 12 years, that way you will all be at the parties!

Maria, this nature printing project sounds suspiciously like another puzzle print, Our Natural World ! Each participant would create a block with something from their own environment (moku hanga easy as water could be the element), I happen to live on a previous cinder cone created by Mt. Hood and the clay is a lovely burnt sienna color -- I will have to draw the line (ha ha) at peeling the bark from the birch trees for paper (unless they give it up on their own!) Have you read Victoria Finlay's A Natural History of the Palette? Very good.

Looking forward to hearing more from you all.

Happy Printing,

Damascus, Oregon (just west of our famous neighbor Boring, Oregon)
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Message 3
From: Peter Brown
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 18:17:30 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45472] Thanks for replying.
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Dear Baren Forum members,
I recently posted a question on mixing pigments from powder. Thank you all
for your replies, which have been most informative. It is brilliant to have
such a diverse and detailed exchange of information. I am surprised to know
that there are so many different ways.
Best wishes,

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Subject: Arts of Japan series : print #2 - predecessors
Posted by: Dave Bull

If you followed the Google image link that I included in the previous post, you will have seen that the Kamakura Daibutsu can be viewed and 'framed' in a huge number of different ways.

Just how to depict it will depend on a number of things, but one over-riding factor will be the relatively small size of my print (this is of course decided for the entire series). I'm pretty good at getting a lot of detail in my prints, but that's not the approach we need to take every time!

Here are a few images showing some earlier woodblock versions. First ... Hiroshige:

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This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: Yoshida sailing ship - more test printing
Posted by: Dave Bull

Tsushima-san hasn't been able to be here since Tuesday (those pesky kids!), but she got in another few hours of proofing this morning.

As you can see from this image, we've got two basic approaches underway - one similar to Yoshida's original book, and one that she wants to develop with a much brighter light as the focus:

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This item is taken from the blog Mokuhankan Conversations.
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