Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Molly and Larry's Progress Report Postscript

2018 has proven to be a very busy year thus far. Larry's January project- the inaugural West Marin Film Festival came and went. And Molly held a reception of her painting student's work during Artwalk, February 9th. Here are a few photos...

                                                                                       photo by Molly

John Forty's presentation of Films in My Life at the kick-off night of the film festival.

                                            Photos courtesy and copyright by Nina Zhito

Reception night at Rileystreet Art Supplies during the San Rafael Artwalk:

The Gathering !
                                                              Molly and Harry

Shelley and son

Josie and her Cat Eye

Sheri and Gail (2xs over!)
(In the background is Sheri's painting of Gail and herself at age 14)

Frances and Molly

The Show

Music!! It was great!!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Molly and Larry's Progress Report

 Here’s what Molly and Larry have been up to in 2018:

Larry’s current project: the inaugural West Marin Film Festival held January 26-28th at the San Geronimo valley Community Center and the Dance Palace:

Poster designed by Anne Cutler

Molly’s upcoming exhibit of works by her painting students.

2nd Friday Art Walk   February 9th at Rileystreet Art Supply

1138 4th st San Rafael

Saturday, December 9, 2017

My Print: Banjo at Armageddon

The last two posts feature highlights from Pressing Matters VIII: Printmakers Group Show held at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.  I made a new piece for the show titled Banjo at Armageddon. Here's a visual record of the making of the print.

First  I did a  sketchbook drawing

and reversed it....

                         I transferred this with carbon paper to a block.

                          I often re ink the image on the block.

           Next I used block printing carving tools and begin slowly cutting...

A closer look...

                             A completed block

Finished block compared to original sketchbook drawing

The on to printing. I inked the block and printed it by hand.

In this case, I decided to add a gray wash by hand.

This is the piece I put in the show.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Pressing Matters VIII:Printmaker's group Show Pt.II

As promised, here are a few more shots from the printmakers show exhibited in the Maurice Del Mue Galleries at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.

                          Corina del Carmel "Long Journey" Lithography

              Fred L. Berensmeier's "Strolling Ostrich Echoing Ancestors"  Linocut

and Fred's "String Theory Meets Big Bear Teaching Story" Collagraph

                                        Al Ardelle's woodcut "Walt Whitman"

                       Gabriele Schwibach "Cypress Dream & Kelp" Aquatint etching

Sophia Larsen "Inner World" Lithograph & Monotype with hand working

                                       Elaine Nehm "Split in Time" Monotype

         Martha Cederstrom "Conspicuous Influence" Blockprint & Screenprint

Martha Cederstrom "7/16/15"  Drypoint

The artist Elly Simmon's mother, Sonia, did this etching, "The Card Players" in New York City in 1951

 Xander Weaver Scull's "Gray Wolf".  A Monoprint /Stencil. Xander makes his own homemade earth inks

Xander's "Humpback Whales" Monoprint/Stencil with watercolor

And Xander's "Green Sea Turtle"

Here's Elaine Penwell's poster for Feist at the Fillmore. Elaine is an incredible paper cut artist.

Janice Jahnke 's monoprint "Vases"

And Janice's "Balance"

Justus Evans of the San Quentin Prison Project. Here's his Linocut Reduction print "Days Ahead"

Also from the Prison Arts program are:

Frederick Tinsley's untitled Linocut

Gary Harrell's Linocut "Free Gary Harrell"

And "Look to the Future" a Linocut by Samuel Marquez

I'll go out the way I came in. The first print the Pressing Matters posting is by Katya McCulloch. So I''l end with her finely made Reduction Woodcut, "Osprey Tumbling"

This is most but not all of the Pressing Matters show. I couldn't get adequate photos so there's still a few pieces not featured. Thanks to all the artists who participated.