I’ve just posted three original paintings for sale on Saatchi. Because I have had some nefarious people contact me through this website, I recommend if you are interested in my work, that you go to https://www.saatchiart.com/christinemercerkraft to purchase my artwork.
I was provided the best inspiration for printing on my new press this winter! (see images below).
I had the privilege of assisting Stephen Quiller “pull” prints of his etchings for a few weeks this winter. We were very productive! We spent 5 days a week, 5 hours a day printing–and by my count made over 400 impressions of a dozen or more images. They will be available for sale at the Quiller Gallery, where I’ll be working this summer.
It had been many years since I had done any printmaking–not since art school, and helping Steve was so inspirational and rekindled my love for printmaking so much that I bought a small printing press!
“Pulling” a print is a very literal description of printmaking. The plate is inked and positioned on the bed of the press, paper and blankets are put on top of it. As the bed of the press goes under the roller, it pushes the paper onto the inked plate after which you “pull” the paper off the plate.
I created some monotypes with my new press (a sampling is shown below). These are single impressions from a painted plate, not an edition of multiple images as etchings produce.
These originals and reproductions will be for sale. I have (or soon will) make these available on the Saatchi Art website.
Here I am, shown in my studio, with some of my new artwork and antlers that are ready to be delivered to Abbey Lane Gallery, Creede, Colorado for the gallery opening on Memorial weekend, 2017. I hope to see you there!
Some new subject matter that I’ve been working on are small, 6″ x 6″ paintings of aspen trees, and a more horizontal format for the trout impressions. Also to be delivered are two large trout paintings titled East and West Willow, the creeks where they were caught many years ago.
I’ve recently completed a series of antler artwork for the home. They can be hung on a wall with other object or artwork, set inside a bookcase displayed with other objects of art, or set on a table as part of a tablescape. A gallery in Colorado uses them to display jewelry for sale.
They are made of real deer antlers, silver and gold foil, paint, mini glass beads, semi-precious and man-made stones, that shimmer and glow as light hits them. They also cast really nice shadows on your walls!
Prices do not include shipping, packing or insurance. Measurements are height x width x depth.
PYRITE 3 POINT, measures 11″ x 11″ x 10″ $ 200
GREEN GOLD STONE 4 POINT, 10 x 11.5 x 8.5″ $200
GOLD FOIL WOOD 6 POINT, 11 x 10.5 x 7″ $200
PYRITE GOLD 5 POINT, 10.5 x 11 x 10″ $150
CHRYSOCOLLA, AZURITE, MALACHITE 5 point, 10 X 9 X 5″ $95 GREEN GOLD, TURQUOISE, MALACHITE 8 x 9.5 x 7″ $95