While I wasn’t overly productive this summer with my art work I did get this 9×12 linocut done of a Flamenco dancer. Her name is Sultana. I printed her in both red and black ink. The red was a printing of 7 and the black was a printing of 5. I have 3 of each color left. They sell for $50.00 unframed.
Today I’m posting 3 examples of my linocut prints (carved out of linoleum sheets). The blue paisley and the black dogwood are each printed in just a single color. This type of print can be printed in multiple editions using a different color ink each time. The ink is rolled onto the lino by hand and put through a hand turned press. For the Honey Festival prints the dogwood was printed only in black and the paisley in phthalo blue and also in black. These prints are priced at $40.00 each.
The California print is a 3 color reductive print. With a color reduction print, multiple colors are printed from the same block. The lino block is covered initially in the lightest color, either uncut or with only a few cut lines, and printed on the paper. The block is then cut into again, and a second color is used. (Which means that in some areas, the previously printed color still shows up on the paper.) This process is repeated for each color. The number of prints you get out of this type of process is only the initial number you print. They are truly limited edition. Once you have carved away the areas you can not go back and print that color.
Additionally, each time you print a color you have to try to align the paper exactly in line with the previous color. This is called registration. I currently have 7 prints left of the perfectly registered California print for $125.00 each and 9 prints where the colors are slightly out of alignment for $100.00 each. I also have 9 accurately registered California prints in just yellow and black (not pictured) and they are priced at $75.00 each.
A big thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth at the California Honey Festival on May 5, 2018. And an extra big thank you to all who bought art from the 3 sisters represented in the booth. These pictures snapped with my cellphone aren’t the best but I wanted to post something sooner than later to let everyone know I plan to update my blog in the next day or two with photos of items I will continue to sell on-line at an Esty store very soon. I do have some of the California rooster/sunflower posters left and also t-shirts in all 3 colors and currently all sizes (small through extra large). My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
What a great, fun day in Woodland. Thank you for coming out and supporting the Festival and the vendors.
A couple of years ago I was creating my photography and art blog for my Trends In Technology class and I wanted to include works from other artists that I know. I asked my brother Ted Simpson if I could post some of his pencil drawings. He consented but the problem was I didn’t have any recent work. In fact, all I had was work he had done from 20 plus years ago. So I challenged him to get back to the drawing board. The drawings he has created since that challenge are nothing short of amazing. Postings here are of some recognizable celebrities and two drawings of his beautiful friend Sarah. Challenge met Simpsonian (my nickname for him). I suspect next I will be posting some of his photography soon, right Ted?
The Terezin Hungarian small fortress was built in the late 18th century as a fortress to protect Bohemia. Peaceful looking Terezin today belies it’s recent tragic history. From 1940-1945, the Terezin small fortress was used as a police prison by the Prague Gestapo, and the town of Terzin was transformed into a concentration camp. When you visit this historic World War II site you learn of the thousands who died in the deplorable prison and the more than 140,000 Jewish prisoners transported from Terezin to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps. This prison was a “working” prison which meant everyone had to work hard. If you couldn’t work you were transported to Auschwitz. This meant most of the transporters were women and children. Many of the prisoners who remained at Terezin died as well, mainly due to disease spread by lice, such as typhus. Visiting here is an extremely sobering experience.
so very, very tired but I wanted to post a few pics to let my loved ones know all is well. Other than getting here, it was an amazing day. Please bare with me. I’m still trying to learn how to navigate my blog from myIPad. I fell asleep twice at dinner tonight and once at whiskey tasting. I’m posting only pics taken with my iPad. These
pics are unedited. I already have stories to tell in time. Love to all Diana and Dean.