Friday, February 27, 2009

Rome, GA Art Coterie

The print you see here is my Aquatint + Hardground "Vertical Birches", size is 12"x12", and it was accepted by the Rome, Georgia Art Coterie for their 7th National Juried Exhibition. I am very happy for being on of the "chosen" one. Now I have to frame and send it out.
The shows dates are: March 31st - May 1st, 2009.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Print Exchange - Art House Coop Atlanta

Hi everybody, there is a Print Exchange at the "Art House Coop" in Atlanta. Here is the link:
Here is a short description of the exchange, it cost $14.00 to take part and the title is "Danger". So be inventive and interpret it as you wish ... bring "Danger" to your plates.
You send in an edition of 22 prints, one will go to the permanent collection of the Art House Coop, one goes to the show in the Art House Gallery starting on August 28th, 2009 and you get 20 prints from other artists send back to you!
Doesn't sound bad, right?! Okay be a part of it!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Here it is, fresh from the press. This is my contribution to the Print-Exchange "Ink Spot, Oregon". 
I made two version, one in brown and the other in black. You see here the brown one, but the black will go to the Print-Exchange. 
I am very excited about the print, it came out as I envisioned it ... trees, but in a very graphical way. If you look from further away, it looks like lines, from close up you see tree trunks.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Owl and Crow

This is one of my 2 color/plate Aquatints. It has a magical feeling to it. This work is a couple of years old but still one of my favorite etchings.
I used 2 zinc plates, which were the same size and printed first the orange plate and second the black plate. The mixture of orange and black gave me a wide variety of browns.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Japanese Woodblock

Here is my first "Japanese Woodblock" ... it was lots of fun creating it. The image is created with two reduction blocks. One for the background and one for the frame and trees. All together I had nine passes per print in order to create the smoky effect of the background. 
I really enjoyed learning the technique and enjoy the possibility to do the whole process at home. No press is needed, just some special tools which I still have to get.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What's new?!

There are couple of competitions I am going to send work to. There will be the "Ink Spot" in Oregon and the Miniature Print Competition at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. The plates (Aquatints) are prepared, I just have to print them ... that's all!
I will post the prints when they are done!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

What is going on?

Hi there,
here is an update for a show I am involved in. 

I just sent out my "Sketchbook Project 3" submission to the ART HOUSE Coop in Atlanta. It is my first submission to them and I am very excited about it.
The topic is: Everyone we know! – and I took this to a global level, I asked friends and family around the world to send me their name, age, city and country, as well as first names of people they know. In gave everybody who responded a spread in my sketchbook, which I designed. Have a look at one of my pages from RenĂ© + Heike

My goal in this project is to show that we are one world and we need to respect each other, we just need to be open minded ... there are so many different people around the world and with all this technology, which brings us closer and closer together ... be nice to each other!

Yes we can!!!!