Drypoint: Bring the Garden Inside

Spring roses are blooming in the garden, so I’m bringing them inside to edit my sphere of chaos with episodes of pretty. I’m moving my studio in a few weeks, so growing box-towers occupy every corner like sit-in protestors. Little bud vases of roses (see below) here and there help diminish the box-fort decor. Amidst the packing, I leave for San Diego next Friday to show my wares at the Artwalk (April 25 & 26) in Little Italy. If you’re in the area, please stop by to say hello. I’ll be on Beech Street, in booth #192. My goal is to lighten the load I still have to box & move, so come on down and give me a hand with that, wouldya? 🙂

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Moving Boxes look better with a coffee mug of roses. 🙂

I just finished a little 5-minute video demo of this still life floral drypoint printed from drafting film, and then painted with watercolor. If you subscribe to this blog via email or rss, and you don’t see the video window below, you can watch it on youtube here.  If you’re interested in making one of these mylar drypoints, this video is the third in a series. I’ve organized an index of drypoint videos as a playlist you can save & look at for ideas, methods and inspiration here. I’ll be adding to the playlist, from my studio as well as others I find on youtube, so be sure to check it out of you’d like to try this versatile printmaking meth0d. If you’ve discovered any cool printmaking videos online, please share them in the comments.  😉 

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Fresh off the art table with watercolors & colored pencil added

And oh yeah… There are four days left to get 20% off in my Etsy Shop. Use the discount code MAKESOMETHING during checkout until April 20th. Visit the shop here.

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Adding watercolor to the drypoint print

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Drafting film incised with line work, and inked for printing in multiples


 

 

 

Art Quote

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I love this little three-line dose of encouragement for the studio…

 

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