Monday, January 5, 2009

Printsy Blog

'Pink Skies in the Morning' etching à la poupée, by Mariann Johansen-Ellis, on Flickr

OK, I just had to share this interview: Mariann Johansen-Ellis is a delightful and talented printmaker who works in Spain and Singapore, in etching and linocut. She does these whimsical, imaginative prints using the method of à la poupée to colour her intricate etchings, and, an artist after my own heart, she also does incredibly detailed reduction linocuts.

Please read her interview on the Printsy blog here.

Also, here are a couple of exceptionally instructive videos that Mariann has uploaded to YouTube; have a watch:

On Reduction Linocut

(I want her roller!! That would make roll up so much less tedious!!!)

On Etching

Mariann says that she enjoys teaching (I understand how she feels!), and you can tell from her videos that she's very methodical about her process. I suspect she'd make a great teacher.


Katka said...

I really enjoyed watching her processes. Thanks so much for sharing.

Unknown said...

I think that her YouTube vids are just great, I knew I had to share with others.