Sunday, April 27, 2008

Linoleum Block Printing Assignment

My kids most recent assignment was to do relief printing.
I basically let them do what they wanted for their subject. But they had to each print on 5 different surfaces (ranging from clothes to wax paper to napkins--their choice)
1 of the 5 prints had to be turned into a collage. I was stoked on the results. For those interested in this, transparencies work really well for block printing.

Transparency print over a tissue paper print.

One of the collage pieces, a broken heart attempting be mended by band aids and yarn and tape, etc.

Collage-print on magazine image

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pics from canoe trip

she was from a tour that was checking out the same tree
they were all checking out a water snake
big mama, over 1000 years old, largest tree in Virginia
i swear I see a woman at the top of this tree, do you see it? kinda squatting?

to see different ones, go to my flickr pictures

Saturday, April 19, 2008

canoe trip

big mama tree....1000 years old. largest tree in virginia


beautiful bike ride to yummy italian dinner outside, nice conversation, long walk through ghent, laughter on a hill in a park, ice cream on a bench, walk to bikes........and a flat tire. we had to walk home with our bikes. kind of a bummer but exercise and always good conversation

Sunday, April 06, 2008

watercolor painting

this is from a photo i took from our trip to seattle, wa last year. it was a great trip and beautiful scenery. i am experiment with new watercolor techniques...

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Dedication to figure drawing

We're doing figure drawing for our warm-ups. Sometimes you gotta do something crazy to get the kids excited. The kids modeled after me and got very creative.
Another day at the office.