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When relief printing with multiple colors, you basically have 2 options: Carve a plate for each colorUse the same plate that you carve and print with each color. I have done multiple plates-multiples colors prints like this one: but wanted to try a reduction print. I started with a 3 colors print, inspired by this […] Read more

painting over life drawings with mixed media

I don’t know about you but time seems to fly when I am in life drawing class and I have only so much time to draw contours and shade, it is difficult to also add paint. You might also like: https://paintingdemos.com/5-techniques-to-make-your-life-drawing-class-fun/ A while ago, I wrote a post about a technique I like to use when […] Read more

diy Christmas cards

We don’t send much snail mail anymore but Christmas is still an exception for me and I like receiving personalized Christmas cards, it is even better is they are handmade ! I work a lot with lino printing and wanted to explore block patterning made with lino for this year’s cards. To make the cards […] Read more

Beauty in diversity

Recently I have been giving a lot of thought as to why I like so much life drawing and what I want to say with my art. For sure there is something almost magical happening when you manage to represent accurately someone in front of you, in life drawing class, with some basic tools like […] Read more

printing with an antique copy press

I have been looking for a long time for a press to print my linocuts but I wanted something that would not take a huge amount of space and would allow me to print at least A3 sized prints. So I was very excited to find a large book press in an antique store. I […] Read more

about women representation in art

An archaeologist from the future looking at our present time movies would have a very distorted picture of our reality: He would think for exemple that 90% percent of the population is white, that women are not able to take many decisions on their own, especially in times of crisis, that the majority of their […] Read more

4 versions of the same linoprint by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

One great advantage of working with linoprints, or any kind of hand printing technique for that matter, is that you can experiment with different colors and different supports with the same linocut plates. You might also ne interested in: How to hand print linocuts I recently carved lino plates for a forest triptych that would have […] Read more

For my non Canadian readers, Culture Days is a annual pan Canadian event aimed at promoting public participation and engagement in Art. For a weekend many artists studios, music schools, theaters, community centers… organize free activities, preferably with participation of the public . You can read more about Culture Days on their website here. I […] Read more