Zea Mays “Green” Printmaking Summer Expansion

Expanding my printmaking practice and attending a summer course in North Hampton, MA was a delightful and exhilarating three weeks in the beautiful Berkshires. A group of eight diverse printmakers from all over the U.S. spent 125+ hours of intense learning, practicing and experimenting with safe, non toxic methods, materials and fresh ideas. My pursuits will broaden my studio practice by adapting to include non toxic intaglio capabilities with my current printmaking. The verdant surroundings and knowledgable instructors have heightened my awareness and craving to express myself in new ways. I love the enticement of new surroundings and information that provides a catalyst for new creations. Now on to August 2019……..

Mexico Summer

I am spending a month in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! The spectacular colors and architecture are captivating. This stunning view is from the terraza of my temporary home. Painting outdoors is on the agenda now that temperatures are pleasant day and night. The architecture of the 450 year old city is Spanish Colonial with a multitude of beautiful cathedrals and churches and extraordinary homes and gardens. There are flowers and trees and cacti of so many varieties the subject matter for painting and printmaking is an artists dream.  

Perennial Warm Spring

Tucson has a verdant park that people and wildlife and plant life have enjoyed for over five thousand years.

M and I set out for the drive over to the sprawling east side of our little city of Sun and Mountains in the Sonoran Desert. What a delight to set up our easels along one of the three connecting ponds amongst a tropical oasis!

Although the sun was bright in the sky, we painted in the shade of the lush trees and reeds and wetland habitat. The gleams of light filtered through the sanctuary.

What a joy to spend an afternoon and capture a day in yummy oil memories.

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