Tuesday, February 26, 2019

J’adore Avignon. The latest in an edition of letterpress aquarelle prints adapted from my South of France sketchbooks. Handprinted on Fabriano paper and finished with Sennelier watercolor in an edition of twenty. Vive la France!

love poem

Friday, February 22, 2019

Wedding keepsakes: Galactic Love Poem by Adrian Henri. Letterpress printed in velvety black ink on Somerset archival fine art paper with finish watercolor. Cal bear & English lion monogram “crest” created especially for the happy couple. Love Conquers All.

ex libris

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dating back to the era of Gutenberg, a bookplate is a decorative, printed label pasted on the front endpaper of a book to indicate ownership. Bookplates typically bear a name and/or motif that relates to the owner of the book. The motif shown here, a decorative letter L and linden leaf, is letterpress printed in charcoal black & ruby red ink on Fabriano Roma paper. This magnificent paper features a wide laid surface created from wire screens that evoke 13th century European paper making. With the ancient Romulus and Remus “she-wolf” watermark.

le flamant rose

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

I’ve been sketching a menagerie of animals lately for sundry projects – this watercolor was commissioned as a birthday gift for a flamingo-lover. Sennelier watercolor, pen & ink on Arches paper.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Celebrating LOVE and the wisdom of Winnie-the-Pooh. V-day cards for Ocean View Brew Works. Fluorescent hot pink letterpress ink + watercolor wash on tree-free paper.

wedding in the woods

Friday, February 1, 2019

Woodland-themed wedding invitation for a couple getting married under the redwood tree canopy, beneath the starry firmament at Nestldown in Los Gatos. Shades of green ink – mossy, deep forest, sage and seafoam – are letterpress printed on soft Fabriano Mediovalis stationery for a dreamy ensemble. The gate-fold invitation and accompanying pieces are bundled together with pale sage Indian silk ribbon and gold sealing wax.