Sunday, August 17, 2014

printing, posting updates

PRINTING
Wipe...wipe...wipe....print....print....print....
My printing is improving.  
Not yet ready to set up for acid etching,
I'm still doing collagraphy but have begun to tackle drypoints.
My drypoint guidance is coming from E.S. Lumsden's The Art of Etching,
paper suggestions from knowledgeable someones 
and some very fine advice from the LinkedIn Engraving/drypoint group.
The rest of is just trial and error.


POSTING UPDATES
I have begun to pump life back into METAL PRINTS.
There is a new blog for the BurgerGuy
which will probably grow slowly due to other time eating activities 
I've gotten myself into.
And there is WoodPrints!
I also freelance...hired art,
this blog also is being brought more up to date. 

OK...now I'm going to print some more.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

COLLAGRAPHY!

These are not etchings...they are collagraphs.
SO excited!
Etching press squared up and working great!
These ARE the first proofs from the press in the new studio...
and with NEW blankets!
No, not the best photos, but they'd have to dry before flattening...
and I just didn't want to wait.
SO good to see this!
More later! 
 This next one...
I couldn't stop myself. 
I was just messing around....experimenting.
I should have known better.
I grabbed a too thin aluminum plate that was lumpy...
Bent, not straight...yes, lumpy.
I'll work to get a good print of it...
and never, ever use a lumpy, bent plate again!!
Rockets....1st state.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ex Libris

Ex Libris.  
Bookplate.
Never did one before,
but thought it might be fun to do a few to generate
some thinking in the minds of those who will try their hand 
at woodblock cutting and printing
in Door County during a public session I expect to be heading up.
More about this later.
I'll finish the block and print it while I work on the next one.
I will post better photos of these, once things settle down a bit.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

DogFish...whiteline woodprint



The beginning is the tricky part, 
finding what I cut...always a bit scary 
as I usually get going with the knife, 
cutting more and differently than I intended....
so there will be surprizes....
good surprizes, bad surprizes, 
and always at least one "what was I thinking".
It's a new block, larger block, and of poplar, a wood I've not used before.
It's done.


Thursday, June 05, 2014

Linda Kelen Teaching at Peninsula School of Art

I've got so much going on,
I forgot to post about the WhiteLine Woodblock Printmaking Class I'm teaching this summer!

These are WhiteLine Woodblock prints:


The one thing I just love about whiteline prints is that no two can be exactly the same.
I'm going to try to be armed with multiple prints from a few select blocks. 
Print #2 of Mill Creek at Coon Rock Road is about done now. 
Paper is too wet for me to continue, 
so I snapped the photo with my cell phone to show you.


Here's Print #2 of Mill Creek at Coon Rock Road, 
fresh off the block.

(I'll do my homework here, and get more of these prints up for you.
Can't believe I've not posted more of them!)


 This is the third print from this block
and there will be two more, one of which is already sold.

 It's done, but I like to remove prints from their blocks 
first thing in the mornings.
Yes. 
I started a blog about this, 
specifically to post the prints,
but somehow got teetered off into printing, painting, or whatever else it is that demands my attention.
(I'll make a point of loading the site with more up to date work)
I've been posting some in one of my FaceBook albums, which you can visit in the mean time.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Linda Kelen's Art Thrills Thousands!

The Career of my Paddlefish is still going strong.


FLOW's FLO in FOOLS FLOTILLA!  Sunday, 6/8/14


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FLOW's FLO in FOOLS FLOTILLA!

Sunday, 6/8/14



Details here:  http://www.wisconsinrivers.org/events/display/item/fools-flotilla

Bring your kids, grand kids, neighbor kids, whatever, to ride on and climb on good 'ol Flo.
She may have lost some of her youthful Hollywood movie star looks, but she still loves kids.


  
  
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Here's where you can see how the PaddleFish grew.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Collagraphy at the Peninsula School of Art...and MOWA

I've started a blog, LindaKelen-metalprints
where you can see what some of my collagraphs look like.

I'll be instructing how I do this at the Peninsula School of Art in July.
I follow the safety-first collagraphy system of 
Carol Robertson and Robert Adam's book 
INTAGLIO.
(My largest WhiteLine woodprint is in the MOWA show.)

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Linda Kelen Draws BurgerGuy for Weber's Big Book of Burgers by Jamie Purviance

  It's out!!  It's available!! 

Jamie Purviance's recipes and my BurgerGuy!!

I've got to give big credit to Peter of Blogger Tips and Tricks
where I found the instructions for posting a gif animation.  (Hmm...he's not doing his somersaults for me....not sure why. Click on him, see if he'll do it for you)
burger,meat,somersault,hamburger,Linda Kelen
I'll be replacing this BurgerGuy 
with another 
having an up-to-date email address.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Repurposed Switch WallPlate for Habitat Salvage Art Show

I'm donating this double switch wallplate,
which comes with four screws,
and fits a double set of switches like a glove! 


The Habitat Restore Salvage Art Show

Opening Reception:  April 11th, 5PM -9PM

ARTISAN Gallery
April 11th through June 1st, 2014
6858 Paoli Road
Paoli, Wisconsin

A benefit for the Habitat for Humanity of Dane County
More information at:  www.restoredane.org

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Linda Kelen's switch wallplates

....and I'm just getting started!
(more about these later...)

Spring Auction

My Coon Rock Mountain painting
is one of the items being auctioned
on Saturday, April 12
6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Deer Valley Lodge, in Barneveld.

"A Bird in the Hand", Silent and Live Auction
will feather the nest of the 
so it can continue to provide
basic healthcare services to those who cannot afford or access them.

HORS D'OEUVRES and CASH BAR
Musical entertainment by Scott Stieber and Don Myers
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

More information?
608-935-7023

Monday, February 24, 2014

LongBranch Gallery Peep Show

 The LongBranch Gallery of Mineral Point
is doing it again!
Among a fine collection of artings
selected specifically 
to warm the cockles of your heart,
you will find my:
"Some Mice are not Meek",
"Don't Mess with Guido's Woman",
the rarely seen Sewing Machine Parts
from my Devious Device collection.
and, 
once again,
"The Dirty Boys".

Friday, January 17, 2014

12"x12" canvas number 1

Last year, after painting two 8"x8" canvases as my donation to SGAAC 
My hope was to keep painting,
but worries of income ruled out any kind of experiments with unknown artings.
Painting is a form of arting which has always been a battle for me,
more along the lines of war....
with weapons of hair tipped long sticks,
I fight thick colors on a canvas battlefield.
THIS year, however, I am GOING to work my way through ten 12"x12" canvases
and hopefully discover if in fact this years donation was just another lucky fluke, or maybe I'm onto something here.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Oil Painting Donation to Spring Green Area Arts Coalition

I painted  two  last year for the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition Creative Canvases.
This one can be owned by purchasing a $30.00 gift certificate.
I got sidetracked by other arting, and didn't get back to painting again until yesterday.
This year they didn't want the second canvas from me,
but I painted it anyway.
 
This is about where I was when I did the whiteline woodblock, Mill Creek at Coon Rock Road.....where the LongHorns Weren't
Interesting, huh?

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Story

Oh, dear! It is Christmas Eve!
I've done NOTHING but draw for money$, which is good...
BUT, also good
was bringing the Rooster back from a hopeful adaption,
thinking he would have a better life elsewhere.

A high end coop with gorgeous chickens didn't interest him.
Nor did the company of alpacas at the far end of the field.

Two weeks...he made no friends,
refused to roost in the coop or trees.
Sooner or later he'd be eaten by coyotes who would find him sleeping alone in the fields.

I slipped his harness on, and we got into the car.

He let me know he was happy to be under my arm as we drove home...
he carefully preened the hair that stuck out my hat.

We'll share a pomegranate for Christmas.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December arting

I've been busy.

The RocketRing Grant Blogging is taking a break
due to a big project
I'll tell you about in 2013!

There are new CaffeinatedTrout T-shirts at CrossRoads CoffeeHouse in Cross Plains,
AND ARE new mugs available in time for the holidays...or just have for sipping,
If you want one...or more,
contact Mary, who IS CrossRoads Coffeehouse,
or Leslie, who is her wonderful right hand sidekick!
Two very strong body building friends of a very lovely body building friend of mine moved my etching press into my studio!

I'll post more about this 
once it's squared up and working fine again.

And THEN!
At the Middleton HighSchool Gallery 2000,
I've got a little show....
Not having a lot of time to pull it together properly, it's a little loose around the edges,
but I've hung a few ladies, some of the Religionator's world, some chasing/repousse.

Gallery and Contact information


The Gallery 2000 is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM -3:30 PM, 
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
or by appointment. 
Please call email Robin Kourakis rkourakis@mcpasd.k12.wi.us to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Letterpress NOTEBOOKS!

I'm assembling the notebooks
inbetween my efforts to ready for the Fall Art Tour
which starts TOMORROW!.
The 3-4 weeks of nasty poison ivy set me WAY back.
BUT! I'm busy getting done what I wanted to get done,
and will be STILL getting things done, and demonstrating HOW 
all this weekend during the Fall Art Tour...
the notebooks, the linoleum block carving, the rocket rings,
the whiteline woodblock printmaking...
and then I discovered how to make those frames out of aluminum flashing,
and a little while ago I figured a great way to make card hangers of simple wire....

it doesn't stop

I can't help it

I art.


Thank-you! Flying Rabbit Press for helping me with the printing,
teaching me about presentation, and assembly, and simply taking care of me
because I tend to jump into projects without considering all the supporting factors.
Thank-you1 Mark of Spring Printing in Spring Green, Wisconsin 
for the stapler instructions
Thank-you! Mary D'Alton & Eric Ferguson of Convivio
for the encouragement to LetterPress.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Letterpress and Wedding Invitations

I was fortunate being asked to cut woodblocks for a wedding invitation
which would be printed by LetterPress, something new for me.
Chefs, with an organic farm, and an excellent catering business
told me a little about themselves and what they wanted, 
complete with notes.
A couple weeks later, I showed them my drawings of what they had in mind,
and then I showed them what I couldn't get out of mine.
The Dish runs away with the Spoon!
So,the largest block is cut into Cherry Wood,
which I will give to them as soon as I make a small copper plaque.
 





All letterpress printing was done at Archive Press in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
I did the postage stamp also, which I'll post as soon as I find them.
The happy couple on the water glasses was just a wonderful touch.
E. & J...you are responsible for my new interest in letterpress block cutting.  
Thank-you. This was fun.