Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Fling in Napa Valley

Rainy Friday evening at Nancy's studio

This fantastic weekend workshop started Friday evening at Nancy Willis's studio where we attendees were asked to draw with pencil on thin sheets of styrofoam which we inked up and handprinted.  So FUN and easy.  Good ice breaker and chance to get our printmaking juices flowing for the next day.  There we spend a whole day at Sue Bradford's studio Saturday, pulling monotypes and ghosts, some with chine colle...
Inking table, water based ink, handprinting with barens
Some prints from Friday night
My prints from Saturday. Top two are first pulls, second row are the ghosts.
On Sunday we returned to Nancy's studio to take our less successful prints and enhance them by drawing and painting on them with watercolor pencils and caran d'ache crayons.  Then we cropped and adhered them to panels.  So the two on the right became these prints on panel.  
8 x 8"

5 x 5"

It was a great weekend.  Hopefully I can entice Nancy and Sue to come here and do the workshop at the Phoenix Center.  Let me know if you'd be interested in taking it here.