Monday, May 2, 2022

Coffee Art and Relief Printmaking

 One of my favorite still life subjects with students is this little red Bialetti Moka Pot. Not just because it makes the most delicious coffee but it is just so darn cute. This beautiful linocut is by a 5th grade artist!


8"x8" edition size of only 20 original prints

A little more carving after the image was proofed.

Ready to print!

Ready to carve!

The finalized drawing. The first step was a series of thumbnail sketches to quickly determine a composition. Then the drawing was developed keeping in mind which areas would be carved away.

This original Linocut Print is an edition size of 20, prints are available for sale $75. with the total amount going directly to the artist, my 5th grade student. Please reach out me at for details if you are interesting in purchasing and supporting this very talented young artist.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Private Art classes in Seattle, Watercolor

The last 18 months i have done a deep dive into over 30 years of my own travel photos. Exploring these images as small scale watercolors. Its only natural that this would carry over into my teaching practice once I opened the studio for limited classes. Currently I am full, but feel free to send me an email if you are interested.
Now I just need to remember to take more photos and document the progress.

 Student work! 8x10 watercolor on cold press watercolor paper. We were both thrilled with the finished painting. My student is a high school senior with no previous formal art classes. The project took 5 hours to complete. Patience....

Work in progress, after about 3, 1 hour sessions. Painting takes patience, close observation and learning about the properties of the materials.

The source photo from Leicester, UK.  A lovely passage way to a fabulous tucked away bookshop.
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