Workshops & Demonstrations

Sat, Mar. 25, 2017 1:00pm — 3:00pm | Add this to Calendar

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Printmaking Demonstration with Wendy Orville 

Saturday, March 25  |  1-3pm  |  Beacon Gallery  |  Free

Trained as a painter, I have focused on making monotypes for the past twenty years.  In 1996, I moved from New Mexico to the Pacific Northwest and found inspiration in the lush, veiled atmosphere of the region.  I began making tonal monotypes exploring the subtle and evocative light of the Northwest landscape.  My intent is to reduce the landscape to essentials, evoking an emotional space that invites you inside while retaining a painterly flatness and tension.

I treat the monotype process like painting in many ways.  I work to create an equivalent of light by building up translucent layers of etching ink, often scratching into the surface after pulling the print from the press and adding additional marks with cut up credit cards and inked rags.  Clouds are made by wiping away forms on an inked plate with sharpened sticks and soft cloths – a deeply pleasurable and meditative process.

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