Thursday, July 25, 2013


A friend of my husband saw my work and then went home. A few days later he sent me the following link. I want to use some of these images as inspiration for my work. Check it out and tell me which are your favorites.
Enjoy these beautiful images.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Wave, The Ocean

I have discovered a way to make my own templates so that I can control the way the paper is pushed away from my printing surface. This template is one large spiral. See more of my art at:

Step by Step. Beach Stones

Sometimes inspiration comes at the oddest times. The inspiration for this series came while I was in the bathroom looking at my bath mat. 'Hmmm', says I, ' I wonder what would happen if...' So I took the bath mat into my studio and here is a series of photos of what evolved.

Here is the raw print created by the mat.                   I next went over the print with water and a brush
                                                                                  and removed some of the pigment from the stones.

The paint is removed. I then went                                   Here, on the left, you can see the stones             back and erased more pigment.                                        emerging. This took hours before I could
                                                                                         begin to draw into the print.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Swim for the Surface

This piece was created by pulling the paper up from the painted surface by all four corners. The coolness of it makes me think of being in the water. Imagine swimming toward the light. 

Splat, A Bug's Life

I have been creating my own templates to vary the way the paper and the printing surface are separated. 
This template has 8 'U' shaped channels cut through it. I use rigid tub caulk that comes on a roll to push 
the paper away from the template. This did not create the pattern I had intended but I find it pretty 
interesting anyway. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wings, Butterfly, Butterfly Wing

This is one of my early experimental pieces and is still one of my favorites. After the print was pulled I removed quite a bit of the pigment using brushes and water. Then colored pencil was used to add deeper shadows and clarity. Visit my website to see how my work has evolved.

Trumpet Vine, Flowers

This piece was created by pulling up the corners of the paper until the paper was at its halfway point. Then it was lifted off of the pigment. Do you see the trumpet vine? To see more of my work please visit:

Chain of Lakes

 This is the only piece that I have done that is all acrylic. The resulting piece reminds me of a topographical map of a chain of lakes. I spend my summers on the Huron River in Michigan enjoying just such a chain of lakes. To see more experimental art:

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cosmic Drift, Outer Space, The Final Frontier

Imagine the cosmos and shooting stars. The forces of nature pushing and pulling throughout the universe. That is how "Cosmic Drift" was created. For more choices please visit:

Orange Sky

This piece was originally called 'Like Clock Work'. There is something about this piece that makes me think of the gears inside a watch. More fractal art work:


This is one of the few pieces of art that I have not added any extra color to. The way it came off the plexiglass is exactly what you see here. What do  you think? Should there be any augmentation?
More art can be seen at:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Starry Night, Van Gogh

This piece is a tribute to VanGogh's Starry Night. It is believed that VanGogh's affliction with Epilepsy may have made him extremely sensitive to his surroundings. Tests have been run that show the air turbulence in Southern France where Vincent painted Starry Night closely resembles the turbulence in his painted sky. The turbulence itself can be explained using fractal geometry. To see more fractal art examples visit:

Fish Tail or Christmas Tree

This piece was created by lifting the paper by the corners on the same side of the paper. Once the lift of the corners met in the middle of the paper edge the pull was complete. What you see in this print is a function of your point of view. Is it the tail of some magical fish or is it a Christmas tree? 13 x 20, gouache and colored pencil. See more amazing fractal art:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Vetruvian Man, tribute to Leonardo DaVinci

Sometimes you never know where a piece of art will take you. This monoprint developed into an image that is very reminiscent of the art of DaVinci. See if  you don't agree. This piece is 20 x 26, done in gouache and colored pencil. See more of my art.

Dragons Eye

The mysterious dragon is looking back at you in this monoprint enhanced with colored pencil. The piece is 20 x 26 inches and is vibrant oranges and complimentary blues.

Refreshing Lemons

This art piece began as a mono-print using a process called decalcomania. This means that pigment was compressed between two surfaces and then separated. To do the separation on this piece I used a sheet of plexiglass with holes drilled randomly in it and bamboo skewers. The skewers are pushed through the holes, lifting the paper off the plexiglass surface. The result created the lemons that are splashing into the cool blue water.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

In the Beginning

     I began playing with decalcomania in the art room using tempera paint and 80 pound sulfite paper. It was a lot of fun, but I was unsure of where to go with it.
     A trip to New York City answered some of those questions. I saw work that reminded me of my own decalcomania, although much more refined. The artist I was looking at used sumi-e ink as opposed to paint.

     As soon as I returned home I bought some sumi-e ink and continued to experiment. I found by pulling, pushing and lifting the paper in various ways I could alter results. I also discovered that if I used a synthetic paper called Yupo my results pleased me even more. Plus it gave me the added benefit of being able to lift pigment off the paper.  These are two of those early pieces.