I spent a lot of time away from my studio in the early part of the summer. Between family visits and the Encaustic Conference I managed to be away about 6 weeks and only got seriously working in July.
Considering how hot and dry it got here the rest of the summer, I should have just waited til the heat got too intense and then left.
Before I left Houston in May, I spent a day down in Galveston with artist Marie Laterme at her studio participating in a monoprint workshop she held. I think there were 8 of us there. Her studio had been torn up and flooded by Ike and she and her husband had just gotten it back into a condition so that she can work there.
|L - Marie Laterme with workshop participants in her studio in Galveston.|
It was great fun and everyone was full of creative energy. For me, it was great to get back into a printmaking studio again. I decided to use some of the imagery below (ink drawings on old book pages) along with some earlier ink drawings as possible points of departure for my some of my prints.
I spread them out on the floor in my dining room to get this picture. Various inks were used; Sumi, India, and some Doc Martin colored inks. Tools were twigs, bamboo pens and brushes.
This one is done with ink pad and stamp.
|Mine are the green one on top right and dark blue just underneath it.|
|My images on right side. Point of departure for these is from an earlier series of ink drawings.|
|This is the little ink drawing mentioned above.|
|Wall of twelve. Title for this series hasn't been chosen yet.|
Below is another view with smaller oils along with a few Encaustic pieces.
The oil paintings in the studio photos will be on exhibit at Buchanan Gallery in Galveston. Opening reception for that is Oct 8.
|Tide Pool, Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches|