|nighttime photographer Keith in the studio bent over his tripod|
Sunday afternoon, I attended a talk by Lee Newman an artist who's prints I admire very much. I was so happy he brought all his tools to 'show and tell' us about his process of making prints. I asked a lot of questions and learned about a few things I hadn't known. Today I got to work on my own new tree print right after my morning ritual of journal writing and a small sketch in my pocket book. During the talk Lee Newman gave us permission to mess with the marks on the etching plates and keep exploring the marks effect until I am delighted by something in the print. Great advice from a master printer which I have heard before but this time with examples of how I might proceed. I think I feel emboldened but hope I can pull something new out of my etchings.
|some of our colorful flowers in the studio|
|Cor shows off his new Frederick print in Rotterdam.|
The Urban Sketchers DC group is now up and waiting on us to post some drawing articles. I am wondering where to start my sketch posts. But in the mean time I wanted to share some of these great autumn colors before it all gets so stale that I have to move on to pumpkin pie and stuffed turkeys. I hope your weekend was full of new discoveries and good autumn fun.
|willow oak's golden leaves in the afternoon sun|
|ginko are just beginning to go golden|
|golden maple across the street from red oak leaves|
|this maple tree's leaves look like a red lollipops|
|Japanese Maple, so red it looked like candy|
|orange to yellow cherry leaves|
|orange maple leaves one of my favorite colors of leaves|
|sycamore is beautiful against the blue sky|
|Brookland elementary school oak currently my favorite local tree|
|Virginia creeper vine turns red slowly in the shade|
|red oak & wood thrush state tree and bird of Washington, DC|