First Tuesday Art Walk at Mill Valley Public Library
9/3/2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September Art Walk
Reception: September 3rd, 2013 from 6pm-8pm
Art by Julia James
When I look through my sketchbooks and prints, I discover a record of seasonal changes, plant studies and favorite places. My work is inspired by nature and I am interested in capturing glimpses and moments in our everyday life. Often my work begins during a walk to a favorite landscape. I’m drawn to how the relationship of color, composition and texture, dance together in the natural world.
I paint a sketch in watercolor and also use the camera to capture a journal of ideas from the day. In the studio, I surround myself with these images and begin working on a line drawing which is then transferred to a metal plate for intaglio printmaking.
I use three or four metal plates, a line plate, blue, red and yellow plates. Aquatints on the plates create the areas of tone and shade. Each plate is worked many times to get the desired effects. In the process of printing, the inks mix together often creating delightful surprises.
Lower Level Hallway, Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, California 94941
for more information call 415-389-4292 x203.