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darleen masiak

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Nature is my inspiration, and spending several weeks in wilderness areas enables me to set up a rhythm that is different from my every day life throughout the year.

Over the years I have learned what art supplies to take with me in the field. If I am not on a walking trip, I take Shina plywood, sumi ink and brushes to set up my woodcuts. A couple of years ago on a 10 day walk I took newsprint in various sizes that matched my plywood sizes and painted the woodcut image on the paper. Later at home I glued down the newsprint onto the wood to carve. I also take a variety of sketching materials; small sketch pads, different papers (Rives, Arches, etc.), Conte charcoal, alkyd medium, Caran d'Ache crayons and various pencils.

As years have passed I have tried more and more to establish this space and rhythm in my home environment, I feel it is important they not be separate.


Looking North Mountain in the Mist Upper Hulahula Misty Mountain

Looking North
Woodcut
20 x 8 in
1996

 

Mountain in the Mist
Woodcut
4.5 x 20 in
1996

 

Upper Hulahula
Woodcut
20 x 4.5 in
1996

 

Misty Mountain
Woodcut
20 x 8 in
1996

 

Tumbling Stream Mountain Creek Untitled 1 Untitled 2

Tumbling Stream
Woodcut
20 x 4.5 in
1996

 

Mountain Creek
Woodcut
8 x 20 in
1996

 

Untitled 1
Conte charcoal and alkyd wash
8 x 15 in
1996

 

Untitled 2
Conte charcoal and alkyd wash
12 x 8 in
1996

 

Untitled 3 Untitled 4 Untitled 5  
Untitled 3
Conte charcoal and alkyd wash
8 x 9 in
1996
Untitled 4
Conte charcoal and alkyd wash
12 x 8 in
1996

Untitled 5
Conte charcoal and alkyd wash
9 x 8 in
1996

 

 
Artwork © 1996-2007 by darleen masiak. Used with permission of the artist.