Friday, September 11, 2009


'Open Window' ~ Monoprint ~ 'Ventana abierta'
Woodcut with watercolor ~ Grabado con acuarela
Size / Tamano: 7" x 10" / 18 x 25 cm


I read all Belinda Del Pesco's blog entries. She is a fine printmaker and very active artist who inspires a lot of us, especially with her watercolor enhanced ghost prints.

This is my recent 'From My Window', which I printed without ink on a piece of watercolor paper... a ghost print. Then I had fun going back in with watercolor. Because there were some stray ink marks on the white areas, I used an exacto knife to cut out the colored area and mounted that on a piece of Arches 88.

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Siempre leo el blog de Belinda Del Pesco. Ella es una excelente artista, muy activa con pinturas y grabados quien inspira a muchos de nosotros, especialmente con sus grabados 'ghost' en que se usa acuarela.

Este es mi grabado recien 'Desde mi ventana', que hice sin tinta en un pedazo de papel acuarela... un grabado 'ghost' o 'fantasma' porque no se ve muy bien. Entonces me diverti aplicando acuarela. A causa de que habian unas manchas de tinta en las areas de blanco, use una navaja tipo 'exacto' para cortar la area de color y la monte en un papel Arches 88.

7 comments:

Annie B said...

It's lovely!

Terry Peart said...

Diane, this is quite nice. Wonderful texture and interesting colors. I'm a big fan of Belinda's also and have been thinking about her process and incorporating it into my work. She's so generous to share all that information with us, isn't she! I hope you are going to show us more of this kind of work.

Diane Cutter said...

Thanks, Annie...

Terry... Yes, Belinda is a marvel; I love her step-by-step threads especially. I have done several of these and they are tremendous fun. You'll have try it ... soon ...

Eraethil said...

This is enchanting Diane!

Ellen Shipley said...
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Ellen Shipley said...

I really love the sunlight on the wall. 8-] Belinda showed me how to play with ghost prints too. She's such an enabler. ;-> I'm not very good at watercolor but I've used colored pencil with some effect.

I like the light bright colors of your window scene.

northwoods trekker said...

A really nice study Diane, both with the original black and white woodcut and the hand coloured ghost print.
It is great to see there are a few of us who jump across barriers and expand our creative endeavours by combining two different techniques (like printmaking and painting.)
I too am a big fan of Belinda's work.