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Today is a photo extravaganza. This weekend is my Open Studio, from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. I have been cleaning, hanging artwork, and building a small, but crazy printed paper installation. If you are in or around Abiquiu, please come and say “hi.”

GPS Location – 36°12’41.2″N 106°13’48.9″W
From SF, take 84 toward Abiquiu. On the corner of 554 (the El Rito Road) marked by Mamacita’s Pizza turn right. Drive just over 1/2 mile crossing the Chama River, turn right on CR142. Drive 1.1 mile. On your left is “Trigger Drive” turn left, drive 200 meters and the studio is on the right, #5.

A variety of linocuts waiting for people to custom print their backpacks at Open Studio

A variety of linocuts waiting for people to custom print their backpacks at Open Studio

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

Studio dogs, Homer and Conrad

Studio dogs, Homer and Conrad

A giant proof print of Homie and Coyote

A giant proof print of Homie and Coyote

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

A variety of linocuts waiting for people to custom print their backpacks at Open Studio

A variety of linocuts waiting for people to custom print their backpacks at Open Studio

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

8" x 10" linocut prints, Stonetrigger Press

8″ x 10″ linocut prints, Stonetrigger Press

Hand printed journals, Stonetrigger Press

Hand printed journals, Stonetrigger Press

Custom printed bags, Stonetrigger Press

Custom printed bags, Stonetrigger Press

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

Studio shot by Hilary Lorenz for open studio

Watercolor collage by Hilary Lorenz

Watercolor collage by Hilary Lorenz

Wilderness cut paper installation for Open Studio, Abiquiu, NM

Wilderness cut paper installation for Open Studio, Abiquiu, NM

Getting Ready for Open Studio!

Getting Ready for Open Studio!

Stonetrigger Press Open Studio July 25th and 26th

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Getting Ready for Open Studio!

Getting Ready for Open Studio!

Day 10 – Still going strong, 30 Day Watercolor Challenge, Victorian Blue and Green

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Victorian Blue and Green Floral - Click to purchase

Victorian Blue and Green Floral – Click to purchase

This 5″ x 7″ watercolor collage is very elegant. The black plant shadows are linocut printed, cut out and pasted to 300 lb arches watercolor paper. The blue flowers are hand cut antique Italian printed paper. The remaining blue, green and white are hand drawn layers of undulating color with my favorite Schmincke super high quality natural gums, water-soluble pigments.

Frame for reference only

Frame for reference only

I love how either frame brings out it’s own unique characteristics.  It is bold and dynamic. Since it is an original artwork there is only one of them.

An original 5″ x 7″ watercolor collage from the heart of northern New Mexico! I am bringing you along on an sensational art challenge of creating one watercolor drawing linocut collage a day. It is now on Etsy for $47. 

One of a kind watercolor collage

One of a kind watercolor collage

You can follow my progress at:
https://www.facebook.com/StoneTriggerPress

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Original 5″ x 7″ watercolor by Hilary Lorenz

Day 9 – A Summer Wren Watercolor Collage, 30 Day Watercolor Challange

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5" x 7" Watercolor Collage Click to Purchase

5″ x 7″ Watercolor Collage
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This 5″ x 7″ watercolor collage is really pretty. The wren is linocut printed, cut out and pasted to 300 lb arches watercolor paper. The red star paper is antique Italian printed paper, along with the blue flowers. The green branch like lines crossing the drawings are linocut printed, cut and collaged, all the remaining color and the large white circle are all watercolor.

A beautiful example of the artwork framed in white

A beautiful example of the artwork framed in white

I love how it looks in the white frame. It reminds me a quaint New England seaside cottages. The artwork is bright, dynamic and charming and available for $47 on Etsy now. Since it is an original artwork there is only one of them.

Framed no included- for reference only

Framed no included- for reference only

Here is an example on black, which really makes the wren stand out and sing.

Original Watercolor Collage, 7″ x 5″ Dancing Bear

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Original Watercolor, 5

Original Watercolor, 5″ x 7″ with Collage – Click to Purchase

This could be my favorite after the canoe. It is a weird and whacky dancing bear with a big coyote looking on from the side.

The bear is a linoleum block print that is cut out and collaged onto 300 pound Arches Watercolor Paper. The coyote is a digital archival print that I had made for my image transfers onto journals, but instead he made it into this artwork.  The yellow-ish tan paper with red lines is at the bottom is  vintage Italian  paper. The brown paper with black lines is linoleum printed cut up and collages. I then hand drawn watercolor with my favorite Schmincke super high quality natural gums, water-soluble  pigments.

Artwork comes unframed, this is only for reference.

Artwork comes unframed, this is only for reference.

This is what he would look like in a standard black wood frame. I think this is my favorite as it brings out the black of the bear.  But I also have an example in white. Frames are not included they are only for reference.

frame is only for reference

frame is only for reference

I like the white white frame. The dancing bear would look super cute in a paneled study, a kids room, a country house, cabin or urban chic apartment. It is perfect  for a wall that demands a smaller size artwork, image 7″ x 5″ displayed in a 12″ x 9″ frame. He is now available on my Etsy Store by clicking here.

Sold-Original Watercolor with Linocut Collage, Beaver -30 DAY CHALLENGE – #7

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Original Watercolor, 5

Original Watercolor, 5″ x 7″ with Collage – StoneTrigger Press ETsy

Ah, the beaver, those semi-aquatic, primarily nocturnal rodents, master engineers that dam up rivers and streams sure are cute little critters. My dogs Conrad and Homer look very much like beavers when they are out swimming.

The beaver is a linoleum block print that is cut out and collaged onto 300 pound Arches Watercolor Paper. I then hand drawn watercolor with my favorite Schmincke super high quality natural gums, water-soluble  pigments. At the top are hand cut shapes from vintage Italian  paper.

Black Frame  Not included with artwork

Black Frame Not included with artwork

This is what he would look like in a standard black wood frame. I think this is my favorite. But I also have an example in white. Frames are not included they are only for reference.

White frame not included

White frame not included

Here is the green and yellow drawing in a white frame. He would look super cute in a kids room, a country house, your sea-side cottage, or a wall that demands a smaller size artwork, image 7″ x 5″ displayed in a 12″ x 9″ frame. He is now available on my Etsy Store by clicking here.

Sold-Original Watercolor with Linocut Collage, Canoe -30 Day Challenge – #6

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7" x 5" Original Watercolor Canoe, 30 Day Challenge

7″ x 5″ Original Watercolor Canoe, Click to Purchase

This canoe takes me immediately back to the Northeast and my fantasy to canoe the entire Hudson River. As a kid I used to peel the birch off the trees and attempt to fabricate a tiny birch bark canoe, it never worked. This canoe, while two dimensional, still takes me to that feeling of paddling down a wilderness river. The canoe is a linoleum block print that is cut out and collaged onto 300 pound Arches Watercolor Paper. I then hand draw watercolor with my favorite Schmincke super high quality natural gums, water-soluble pigments. At the top and bottom are stripes of vintage Italian hand printed paper that are then painted over. If you like wilderness water adventures, this 7″ x 5″ original watercolor is for you.

Original Watercolor, 5" x 7" with Collage - frame not included

Original Watercolor, 5″ x 7″ with Collage – frame not included

This is what he would look like in a standard white wood frame. I think this is my favorite. But I also have an example in black. Frames are not included they are only for reference.

Black frame not included

Black frame not included

This is all part of my July 30 day watercolor challenge and it is a a fun challenge. It is exciting to have the pressure of getting each one made and working in such volume forces me to take some risks, and risk in art is always good! As usual this is available at my Stonetrigger Press Etsy Store.

Sold-Original Watercolor Drawing with Collage, Seamore, The Red Eared Slider

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Original Watercolor, 5

Original Watercolor, 5″ x 7″ with Collage – Click to Purchase

He is back, Seamore the Red Eared Slider, but this time better than ever in an original watercolor drawing. Seamore is a linoleum block print that is cut out and collaged onto 300 pound Arches Watercolor Paper. I then layer up hand drawn watercolor with my favorite Schmincke super high quality natural gums, water-soluble resins, and pigments. On the right are two stripes of vintage Italian hand printed paper. He is gorgeous!

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White Frame Not included with artwork

This is what he would look like in a standard white wood frame. I think this is my favorite. But I also have an example in black. Frames are not included they are only for reference.

Black Frame  Not included with artwork

Black Frame Not included with artwork

This is all part of my July 30 day watercolor challenge and it is a a fun challenge. It is exciting to have the pressure of getting each one made and working in such volume forces me to take some risks, and risk in art is always good! As usual this is available at my Stonetrigger Press Etsy Store.

Blue Swan Original Watercolor Collage -30 Day Challenge – #4

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Orignal Watercolor Collage - Click to purchase

Orignal Watercolor Collage – Click to purchase

Happy 4th of July. This is not the star spangled image of America’s birthday, but it is a bucolic swan floating along on a sea of blue, no doubt that is what many of you are doing!

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Frame is for example only, painting does not come framed.

Following on the heels of my very successful 30 day linocut challenge, this project is unique because there is only one piece available. Each one is hand painted and collaged with linocut and vintage Italian papers. It is  available on my Etsy Store now. 

Image: Swan
Image Size: 7″ x 5″
Paper: Arches 300 gram watercolor paper
Collage: Linocut printed elk, hand cut
Watercolor: Schmincke
One of a kind – handmade – nothing digital

Swan_on_Wall_RedWishing you all a fun and safe 4th of July celebration!

Day 3, Thirty Day Watercolor Challenge, Golden Horse

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Golden Crown Horse - Click to purchase

Golden Crown Horse – Click to purchase

In honor of American Pharoah wining  the Triple Crown and after 37 years without a Triple Crown winner I made “The Golden Horse.” The chestnut colored horse is linoleum block printed, cut out and collages onto Arches 300 pound watercolor paper. The gold crown and purple royalty colors are then hand drawn using Schmincke watercolor. The one of a kind completely handmade artwork is 7″ tall by 5″ wide. It is $47 and available on Etsy right now, just click here.

7" x 5" watercolor collage

7″ x 5″ watercolor collage

Image: Horse with Gold and Jewel backgroundImage Size: 7″ x 5″
Paper: Arches 300 gram watercolor paper
Collage: Linocut printed horse hand cut
Watercolor: Schmincke
One of a kind – handmade – nothing digital
Only one available.
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