Thursday, 19 July 2018

THEME: Landscape Ideas

Create a landscape from at least seven (or more) different elements. The sky and the ground can count as two, unless you are using an existing sky/ground that you will be adding to, then that will be one. Have fun!

Monday, 16 July 2018

Admiring the Local Catch

Two hand-colored photos plus a clipping (lower right) from a vintage magazine.

Sunday, 15 July 2018


Another from the archive. Too hot to make anything meaningful. Busy with sorting archives. Phew!

lesson in fish anatomy

There are two main types of fish: cartilaginous fish and bony fish. This pinfish is a bony fish. Sharks & rays, by contrast, are cartilaginous fish.

Image of fish was made by coloring a rubber stamp with markers, then stamping it on white paper. This rubber stamp was made by Fred B. Mullett, who sells an extraordinary number of highly realistic images of ocean creatures & plants, all printed with the Japanese gyotaku technique. Fred says his cats are the best-fed in the country, because he uses nontoxic inks and gives all his leftover fish to his cats.