LMCC Process Space Resideny

LMCC Process Space, Uncategorized

Look at this glorious view of the New York Harbor. Five days a week I have the opportunity to jump aboard the Lt. Samuel S. Coursen ferry at the Govenor’s Island terminal for my seven minute ride to my beautiful new studio, where I am a participant in  of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space Program. A residency that one gets invited to apply for through only after an anonymous nomination. Thank you sincerely to my nominator!!

I love the ride on the ferry, while short, the views are fantastic.
Once on the island, it is less than a two minute walk to my studio. I moved in today, bringing with me a few of my friends.
Of course all this water has me thinking about boats. I had the original idea of building a canoe while in residence, and I just may start that but in miniature form and with the help of a kit. By July I will have a life size sea-worthy boat to paddle my way back to Brooklyn. Not have any idea of the laws and safety needed for the NY waterways, I found a boating safety course in April. But in the meantime since I only had paper, I made this tiny canoe today and had fun taking photographs of it. I am already dreaming about being on the open water. toy_boat_lmcc_resident_Lorenz

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

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.