i have been printing with a small group for less than
a year. i have not found my way with this technique.
this summer i worked with the talented printer, public artist and
educator, caryl levy at her chinatown studio.
we learned to mix our oil based printers inks inks
to a creamy consistency,
and learned how to listen to the brayer when we
roll through the ink spreading it evenly on the brayer.
how to soak the paper, blot it dry so it is no longer shiny
and is ready to accept the ink. then rolled it through this press.
here are a few of the pieces i printed.
i have been printing with water based inks.
i fell in love with the rich colors that result from the oils inks.
while most of the steps were not new to me working for two
days with a skilled teacher gave me more confidence
in approaching a blank sheet. i hope to do this again
and am in search for a local press i can use.
the day started like this.
two hours later....
it is going to be a hot one.
sending cool thoughts to paint party friday friends.
grateful to kristin and eva for creating this weekly community.