|Red Chair Porch 9x6 graphite & watercolor|
The winner of last week's book giveaway is Bonnie Rinier! Congratulations, Bonnie, and thank you to everyone who shared their favorite art books. Almost all the books mentioned are also in my art library, and I loved discovering that I have overlapping tastes in books with all of you lovely online artist friends!
My studio organization is complete, and I found a spare copy of an excellent printmaking DVD to give away. Printmaker Catherine Kernan does amazing, innovative, large scale woodblocks & monoprints, inspired by the pattern and juxtaposition of chaos & symmetry in nature. This DVD, Between Ink & Paper, is 85 minutes full of inspiration, and tips and tricks from her studio, as well as great working practices for anyone interested in using Akua inks & modifiers. If you don't win this DVD, I'd recommend adding it to your art library. When an artist has spent years teaching their craft, they get incredibly articulate from the repetition of process description, and this DVD is evidence that Catherine has been teaching for a long time. She is very, very good at what she creates, and how she describes her process.
Here are minute long samples from the DVD (if you don't see them below, you can watch them here and here.) Search youtube for a few more teasers.
Watch Catherine pull a full sheet of paper off a block after several layers of monoprint ink transfers.
If you'd like a chance to win this DVD, leave a comment (with your contact info if you don't have a blogger account) and tell us the size & subject or inspiration for your next art project. I'll draw names from a hat and post the winner on Tuesday, Oct 28th. Good luck!
|Catherine Kernan's Afterimage 3 (55x56 woodcut & monoprint)|
|Catherine inking a woodcut (image courtesy of Boston Public Library)|
Anthony Ryder ~ 2010 during a Drawing demo