|Bowl of Berries 6.5 x 4.5 Monotype with Watercolor (sold)|
I watched an incredibly informative and inspiring DVD on printmaking with Catherine Kernan, using Akua inks to make her large-scale, organically complex and stunning woodblocks and monoprints. It's called Between Ink and Paper, and it's produced and published by Rostow and Jung over at Akua inks. (The good folks over at Akua sent me the DVD for placing in the finals of a printmaking contest they hosted earlier this year... Thanks Akua!)
After 85 minutes of demos, filmed in Catherine's Massachusetts studio, I could hardly wait to try some of her methods in my printmaking. She's articulate, methodical and inventive, and her expert handling of her inks, tools, press and plates was - to me - awe-inspiring. If you've considered working large scale, or you're interesting in using waterbased inks, or you'd like to re-use previous printmaking plates, together, and in new ways, this DVD might be just the thing.
Here's a little teaser I found on YouTube for Catherine's demos. There are a few more posted if you click on the publisher link, and each one is about a minute long.