Gate on Adams Avenue

Last August, I took a workshop on making hand-carved stamps to use in watercolor paintings. It was a wonderful workshop, and I told myself that I would use this new technique soon. Well, thanks to sheltering-in-place, soon is finally here.

Today I carved several small stamps from a soft linoleum. Each stamp has a type of shape that repeats itself, ovals, lines, or rectangles. I blocked in my sketch on black Bristol board with gouache, using a photo of a gate from one of my walks as a reference. Then I overprinted it with the stamps, using gouache as the ink. Finally, I came back in with more gouache for some finishing touches.

This is a 9 x 9-inch gouache painting.

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2 Responses to Gate on Adams Avenue

  1. jandlsullivan says:

    Beutiful Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


  2. Beverly Barrett says:


    Sent from my iPhone


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