Reduction Linocut Step by Step

Many years ago on a former blog I had a tutorial on how to do a reduction linocut. A reduction linocut, said to have been invented by Pablo Picasso as a means to economizing on linoleum, is when you use only one block to make a color print instead of the traditional one block perContinue reading “Reduction Linocut Step by Step”

‘Beets me!’ Sketches

The title for this post may seem a bit odd but the following pages from my sketchbook all started with stained parchment paper from cooking beets and a few scones. But ‘Scones me’ is not an expression and, therefore, a poor title for this post. Anyway, The richly colored pieces of parchment I could notContinue reading “‘Beets me!’ Sketches”

A Wonderful Gift (and letterboxing too!)

Yesterday I met my friend Alice to go letterboxing, which we do occasionally. As we were getting started, Alice wanted to show me somethings she recently made. One was a book about a park in her neighborhood. When I met Alice, she was working very hard on a committee trying to save the park fromContinue reading “A Wonderful Gift (and letterboxing too!)”

The Birds

I was going along in my sketchbooks happily drawing funny shaped houses and buildings and out of nowhere, birds crept onto the pages. These are very different from my Dirty Birds series that I did back in 2003/2004 when I was obsessed with, mainly, pigeons but other common urban birds as well. Clicking on anyContinue reading “The Birds”

Garden Sketches

Sorry if you are opening this post expecting a quaint garden scenes complete with water features, statues of St. Francis, and a rainbow of color but instead you are finding these: The great thing about sketchbooks for me is that I never know what is going to appear. For the top piece, which I willContinue reading “Garden Sketches”

Week Ending: March 4, 2022

Well this week was challenging so I am going to start off with something that I am very happy about and that is the salad of the week. Actually, it is not really the salad “of the week” in that I made another salad, a beet salad, which I have made several times but thisContinue reading “Week Ending: March 4, 2022”