Tuesday, December 9, 2014

White-line Woodblock Prints


"The Wave"


I took a white-line woodblock printmaking workshop at  Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA, (http://www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/) last October with my woodblock printmaking guru Annie Bissett of Woodblock Dreams (www.woodblockdreams.blogspot.com). It was a two-day workshop, and I carved and printed the rooster the first day and the wave the second. I carved "Stafingers" at home and printed this image. Here in Brunswick, GA, I've printed another image of the starfish and am getting ready to print yet another one this afternoon. Each image is a monotype, because the colors are different each time.

Horsepower Farm Collaboration

"Hitching Up"
Paul Birdsall and his Horsepower
10" X 8" colored pen-and-ink

"In a Pig's Eyes"
Horsepower Farm Piglet
5" X 7" colored pen-and-ink

Horsepower Farm Rooster
5" X 7" colored pen-and-ink

Horsepower Farm Ewe
7" X 5" colored pen-and-ink

I collaborated with Horsepower Farm in Penobscot, Maine, this year as part of the Reversing Falls Sanctuary Farm/Arts Exchange (http://www.reversingfalls.org/farmarts-exchange-2014). 

Paul, Andy, and Donna Birdsall of Horsepower Farm (http://www.uniquemainefarms.com/uniquemainefarms.com/Horsepower_Farm.html) 
were great to work with and to get to know. 

There was a fabulous exhibit of farm art at the Sanctuary last August.

Coyote Art

Coyote Collage 
mixed media

Coyote Eyes
8" X 10" colored pen-and-ink

8" X 10" colored pen-and-ink


They hug the margins of fields,
slip into creases between trees,
glide across gravel roads at dawn or dusk,
bellies close to the ground, tails
trailing. We hardly know they are here, think
all of this is ours – the property, the shorefront,
the view – until moonless nights
when a choir of coyotes sings to the stars
and one paces the length of our driveway
leaving tracks in the snow and scat
where the dog and I are sure to find it.

Leslie Moore

I've been doing coyote art work and poetry for the last couple of years, encouraged by Geri Vistein, a Maine conservation biologist (www.coyotelivesinmaine.com) who is on a one-woman crusade to save coyotes from human predation. She gives fascinating talks all over the state and she has arrangeda series of coyote art exhibits, which have included my coyote art work. Currently "Coyote Connections" is hanging in the University of New England Art Gallery (www.une.edu/artgallery/exhibitions).

Two More PenPets Dogs for 2014

5" X 7" colored pen-and-ink

German short-haired pointer
10" X 8" colored pen-and-ink