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Great variety of printmaking styles

Artist Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection ● AP/RC ● Art Division of the Museum of Texas Tech University

Drypoint, directly drawing an image with a sharp needle on a matrix, lends itself to expressive mark making of quickly rendered, sometimes sketchy, often emotive images that produce silky black lines. Typically drypoints are drawn on copper or zinc plates and usually a drypoint edition consists of a smaller number of prints than an etching, engraving, or lithographic edition. With each pass through the press the drypoint lines and burrs (the metal moved to the side by the pressure of the needle) compress and the image tends to lighten.

The technique of drypoint was probably first executed by the Master of the Housebook in the late 15th century.  These rare prints capture the spontaneity and looseness that characterizes drypoint, a process closely related to direct drawing. Very few printmakers from the 15th through early 19th centuries  worked exclusively in drypoint; more commonly the  medium was used to add…

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More art for the weekend!


Yesterday in Vienna Husb and I spent most of the day in The Leopold Museum wallowing in Egon Shiele’s art. And other Secession and Expressionist artists. It was an amazing experience.

Husb and I are the sort of people who upset the gallery staff by standing as close as possible to artworks to try and work out how the artist did it. I got told off! I studied this hand, Schiele has drawn in pencil and overlaid with translucent oil glazes. The drawing is clearly visible and enables far more detail than possible with a brush.

Afterwards I did a bit of scribbling at the tram stop; people are too busy with their smartphones to notice me.

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Posted on: June 13, 2014

And here’s the link!!!

Having trouble with WordPress. as per usual.  Been away for a while.


Here’s the live link to Courtney for Today



i know a very media savvy women-Courtney! She has started blogging all about the really essential sites. Pinterest, Etsy, WordPress,Twitter, etc.  Building apps. Making video. Awesome tutorials! What you need to know to get started, or advance your knowledge. I am going to be following these lessons- and reporting back to you how life-changing they were! Let’s share the knowledge and connect with each other. We all need to learn more-let’s grow our abundance! Leave me your links in the comments section- I will follow you!

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