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Martinizing

Good question!  My intention was to blog about Pliny, the Natural History mono print series, with engaging facts and fiction. ( more about that later).

Above artwork is my painting: ” Martinizing”.  Acrylic. Yep, I can paint, too.

Anyway, I have been totally embroiled, enmeshed and entangled with continuing medical issues and financial difficulties. Takes up so much time and energy.  However, I will not slip over to the dark side in this blog!

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Today’s NH: “Alexander Hamilton”.  To those of you new to my premise, your 1st question should be, True or False?.

This mono print was made by printing 2 copper aquatint plates in two different colors of oil ink to create the background stripes. The middle panel depicts the history of religion in icon form-a soft ground etching. The upper right corner is a chine collé with a line etching of a brain, overprinted with an American flag lino, printed on tulle. Real $10 bill. Image size is 12 x 18 inches, on 24 x 30 Rives B.F.K.  A nice, sturdy paper that can take multiple printing techniques, wet or dry. Following so far? Please feel free to ask about these printmaking terms.

“Isn’t life strange”… I think that is enough for today. Please share this blog.

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Little did I realize, when I began this series of etchings, that real politics would become part of my artwork. Fake News???? I am posting one of the over 100 monotype etchings: Natural History:Alexander Hamilton, today. True or False? I will answer this in my next blog. Censorship is the antithesis of art. I believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and all the hard fought laws that American citizens gave their lives to defend.

Original premise: Pliny the Elder (who died in the Vesuvius explosion ) tried to collect a book of all knowledge-the first encyclopedia – and did he get a lot wrong! But even so, much of it still believed today.

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Aquatint etching,linocut, trace transfer monotype. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site. View more from this series on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com  Please sign up and Share. You can buy my artwork directly on my Etsy site: Printmistress888.etsy.com

12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1.  Each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

Kneecaps

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Science? Anatomy? Strange, but true? You decide!

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“Natural History:Kneecaps”. Aquatint etchings, trace transfer monotype, linoprint, chine collé, embroidery floss,transfer. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site. View more from this series on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com  Please sign up and Share. You can buy my artwork directly on my Etsy site: Printmistress888.etsy.com

Just the Facts: (of the Natural History Monoprint Series)
Image size=12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1. To begin, each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

Glowworms!

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Feel like something from the realm of world history today. Must be thinking about my father, Douglas Anderson Hladik who served in the ETO in WWII. ( look up ETO if you don’t know what that means). Was awarded the Bronze Star. More on this later-it’s a great story of personal initiative and the bravado of youth.

So is this true??? Shall I start awarding prizes to the first person to respond correctly? Still building a following for this blog.

NH:Glowworms

“Natural History:Glowworms”. Aquatint etching,trace transfer monotype, chine collé, Chartpak marker/toner transfer. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site. View more from this series on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com  Please sign up and Share. You can buy my artwork directly on my Etsy site: Printmistress888.etsy.com

Just the Facts: (of the Natural History Monoprint Series)
Image size=12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1. To begin, each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

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Where to begin today? Maybe with our American Colonial past. The Constitution?

My belief is that our Founding Fathers, not being able to look into the future, posited gun ownership as a reasonable right. Settlers shot game for food. They used weapons to protect their families from massacres-not to start them.

Society changes slowly. People’s minds even more slowly. And then we hit a point where we question what changes will make us stronger.

You can’t legislate mental sanity, religious fanaticism or terrorism. We can never be fully safe.

My heart is with Orlando.

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Today’s print is from the Government area.

“Natural History:Firearms”. Aquatint etching,linocut, trace transfer monotype. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site. View more from this series on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com  Please sign up and Share. You can buy my artwork directly on my Etsy site: Printmistress888.etsy.com

Just the Facts: (of the Natural History Monoprint Series)
Image size=12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1. To begin, each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand

 

 

Happy Sunday! I wanted to share another monoprint with you today from the “Natural History” series. Over 100 unique images in the series, and counting. Something fun!  True or False?

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“Natural History: Criminal Teapots”

Edition 1/1 Image size 12″ x 18″ Aquatint etching with lino and trace transfer monotyping..

Your Thoughts?  Comment to me and get more of the story. You can purchase this print by contacting me here. Sign up and follow me on this blog. !  More fun to come-Ask me questions about my printmaking practice. I love to share. Will be posting demos.

My Website: http://l.facebook.com/l.php…

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Why? Feeling frustrated. I know we all do. I need to clear all this bad energy from my art process. I have had so many people in my art career/lifetime who have promised me connections, galleries-the moon! I wonder why anyone would make unnecessary gratuitous promises. Still working under outrageously difficult circumstances. Worse than yours? Maybe. Share them with me in comments. I’m Still Standing!

You can buy my artwork directly on my Etsy site: Printmistress888.etsy.com.If you see something here, ( or on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com )that isn’t on the site yet, contact me!

Today’s print is “Natural History: Janet Sobel”. Self explanatory. True or False?NH:Janet SobelFrom the “Natural History:”monotype series. Aquatint etching,  hard ground etching, trace transfer monotype. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site.

Just the Facts: (of the Natural History Monoprint Series)
Image size=12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1. To begin, each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.


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