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Around the AlhambraI had some precious time on my hands this summer so I made a few more liquid-metal prints in my Alhambra series. During the time I was working on them Carmen Vargas, a friend from Almería, came by my studio and we spent a couple of days printing up her most recent plates. Carmen brought with her a round piece of plexiglas she had found in a tip. (Most good artists are tip rats!) “Here,” she said. “See what you can do with that.” After Carmen went home I continued with my own prints. That round piece of plexiglas was still laying where she left it. “Shall I make a round liquid-metal print? Why not?” So I made one, printed a couple of proofs and left them on the pile.

A couple of days later I was on the phone ordering some etching paper from Totenart in Valencia and César, the friendly, efficient sales person there said, “We’ve got this handmade paper in a round format with a deckle edge all around. Would you like to try it?” As it turned out, that round paper was the perfect match for my round plexiglas plate. That’s the story of this print.

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Maureen Booth screenprintMy 40%-Off Summer Sale was a surprising success. It seems a big discount is a big incentive. So I’ve decided to extend it till Oct. 2 for all those clever people who didn’t look at Internet during the month of August. You’re not too late. You can now download any and all of the videos at a discount of 40%. So you can now purchase a single video, normally $19.95, for $11.97. And all six of them are just $71.82, down from $119.70.

I had a lot of fun making these printmaking instruction tapes with video producer, Juan Carlos Romera, and they have received a warm reception from the printmakers who have downloaded them thus far.

To take advantage of this extended offer you’ll need this discount code: 90U010R3. When you reach the payment stage of the order process on my Printmaking Master Classes site, just introduce the discount code when prompted.

Happy printmaking! September is a wonderful month to make prints.

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Rosie Pantry

Mike was giving our store room/pantry its bi-annual cleaning the other morning when I heard him call out, “There’s a dead cat in the despensa.” How did she get there? It wasn’t too difficult. It’s outside where the pig pen used to be. After that it was a darkroom, and for the past 15 years or so, since Photo Shop killed the darkroom, it’s been used for storage. (more…)

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