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Drypoint and Collagraph Printmaking – Whale and Mermaid

Experiments in the Art Studio Experiments in the studio are important, because that’s what we should be doing with art supplies, right?  Keeping things fresh and full of wonder by pushing past our comfort zone in artmaking, and testing new approaches. G-R-O-W-I-N-G, which requires a certain amount of comfort with the idea of failing too. […]


Drypoint Engraving – Asleep in Rome – and the prints of William Hankey

Printmaking Nomenclature Question: What’s the difference between an etching and an engraving in printmaking? See the answer at the bottom of this post. Helpful folks like to point out mis-categorized printmaking terms, and errant tools used in the art studio that were MacGyver’d to get the job done. You and I both know that people have […]


Drypoint Engraving on Plexiglass – Printmaking using a la poupée

Drypoint Engraving In the last post, I described a collaborative project my step daughter Melanie and I worked on as gift items for our Etsy Shops. This is the second print project of two for our gift boxes – themed after feathers and birds. If you read this blog, you know about my nostalgic affinity […]


Drypoint Engraving: Bubble Bath

Bubble Bath 4×4.5 Dry Point Engraving (Artist’s Proof) with Watercolor Process shots begin at the bottom of this post.   This drypoint is available in my Etsy Shop. Many years ago, I lived in a rambling old house in Santa Barbara, California, with a generously sized claw foot bath tub. My family and I loved […]


Dry Point on Plexiglass with Watercolor: Just Feel the Sun

Just Feel the Sun 4×6 Drypoint with Watercolor on Arches cover paper Drypoint from Plexiglass Here’s a frivolous little twirl from the studio; the image started with a sketchbook doodle (see the bottom of this post) after a rough week a few years ago, talking myself out of the pity party I was having, and […]