Author Archive | Holly Bird

Now teaching Intaglio Etching at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.

I’m teaching Summer I and Summer II sessions and on into the Fall. Tuesday nights 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. Summer II is now under way and I’m preparing new classes in block printing as well for Winter and Spring. Stay tuned! Please contact me for more info or go to the DFAC website to sign to sign up for the fall classes during registration in August.

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Dunedin, FL Art Harvest – Nov. 7th & 8th, 2015

My first time exhibiting at the annual Art Harvest art show in Dunedin, FL, this weekend: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm — both Saturday 11/7 & Sunday 11/8. Studio Ibis will be in booth #225, with color block prints, copper plate etchings and mezzotints. Two new pieces in this show: copper plate etchings “Confidence” (3″x5″) and “Athena Glaukopis” (5″x7″). Both hand-colored in watercolor and also left in plain, oil-based umber ink on Rives BFK.
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Handsome Boy!

My first woodcut since high school; just a little two-block summer experiment in birch plywood, hand-pulled on Hosho. I don’t think I’ll use the birch again; too splintery and pretty assertive grain for carving. I have five small blocks of Japanese shina plywood to try next, and my tools are newly sharpened.  I’m developing a new boat design for it; we’ll see how it goes.
"Handsome Boy"; process. (7"x11")  2015 Sabre as "Handsome Boy" — 2015