Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery
Opening November 4th
Marcia McDade McMann Featured Artist
Most recently I have been using a simple printing technique to produce varied impressions on a theme. Vistas, streams and rockscapes encountered on my favorite hiking routes provide the subject matter.
I choose an image from a sketch or watercolor study that was made on site. I photograph the study and reverse the image on my tablet, then I paint a loose impression on glass with printing inks and water base oils. I press paper onto the glass and pull a one of a kind print. I use this print as a point of departure for embellishment with soft pastels and colored pencil and sometimes paint while I refer back to the original study. This printing process has been employed by artist throughout history to produce unexpected textures that enhance the surfaces for drawing and paintings. Decalcomania