An amazing day was spent at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts in Mission, OR learning from a master printer – Frank Janzen. It was nonstop til about 4. Printing with oil based inks on fabulous presses and papers. I managed a couple of sort of abstract monotypes of “Yellowstone Buffalo”…reds symbolic of the Yellowstone fires; buffalo in the water, waiting it out. And another black and white one of a guy and his child on a trail by the creek. Tomorrow is promised chine colle technique and I am SO excited to learn that. There is a spectacular exhibit of native American litho and monotypes at the Institute in the gallery, too.
Images coming soon to this site!
Oh by the way…if you click on VIEW THE IMAGES on the previous entry…you can see the sllide show from Flickr…All the latest images up to last week.


About bonnie griffith

I am a landscape artist who works in pastels, oils and acrylics. My work focuses on representational studies of the western US. I am basically self taught with lots of workshops and studies with several landscape artists such as Bruce Haughey and Clark Elster. I live in southwestern Idaho, am a native Montanan with a strong connection to the land. I spend as much time as I can in MT painting as well other parts of the northwest. I appreciate getting out in the field and working plein air because there is nothing like completing a painting in the true light of day and visually not being compromised by the use of a photo. In my work, my goal is to produce a piece of work that draws the viewer into the painting and challenges them to explore the scene; get a sense of the time of day, the temperature, the light or lack of. If I have gotten that viewer to step out of their reality and into that painting and enjoy it, then my work was accomplished as I wished. View all posts by bonnie griffith

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