A Week Of Printmaking

Making Art Safely

Making Art Safely hosts printmaking and other art workshops, with a focus on water conservation and artist safety. No hands in heavy metal tinted litho inks, for example. The studio is surrounded by trees on the outskirts of Santa Fe.

Twiggy the studio dog welcomes all.

Mokuhanga

Japanese wood block print making is known as mokuhanga. I spent the past week in Santa Fe learning about it from Annie Bissett.

Registration is handled by the kento: a notch in the corner and a notch along the side.

Guernsey

In 2016 I visited Guernsey, an island in the English Channel. I fell in love with the vegetation, the stairs, the hills, and the pallette. This is one of the photos I took while I was there.

Results

I worked in small “mini-editions” of 3-5 prints each to experiment with inking, colors, and layering. These are three of my favorite results.