I decided I'd get out some of my soft block prints for Napa Valley Open Studios this year. This last year, I was printing on special papers, with a variety of patterns and colors, using different colored inks that I mixed as I printed. These were more dragonflies – although from a different block than the print in my previous post. I trimmed off the background off this block, and use it as a stamp rather than printing traditionally.
Most of these prints also use two printings of different colored inks, with a third solid color of either iridescent or metallic color between them for the dragonfly's wings and body.
I've chosen the twenty-two best prints from this series to bring to Open Studios. Each is completely different from the others – such as the three above. You can see another four different prints at my Line, Color, Paint, Joy blog, too - just click here.
Karen Lynn Ingalls
I am an artist in Napa and Sonoma Counties, in California. I paint colorist landscapes of rural California, teach art classes and lessons, and live in Calistoga, California. I also teach private, group, and corporate art workshops in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and other parts of Northern California.