The Soft Roar

Soft Roar

Three color mono print on Arches watercolor paper.

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The 7 Year Scream

Golden Screamers7 year screamYesterday’s Longmont 2nd Arts Friday was great, many old & new visitors came by to view and chat about my work.

During the event, I played with some specialty papers that I’ve been intrigued with, but didn’t know what to do with. I tried gluing them to sturdier watercolor paper and printing some stencils (in this case, stencils from Meet the Screamers) on the gilded portions.

On the first try, I used adhesive spray to hold the stencil in place, but that pulled away the gilded surface when the stencil was removed. I then tried with no adhesive, and it worked much better.

To the left is a recent mono print “The 7 Year Scream”, combining vintage cinema and politics.

While I pondered…

while I pondered

The second mono print inspired by “The Raven”.

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
            Only this and nothing more.”