Monotype prints

These are some of the monotype prints I created in a recent workshop given by Chick Curtis.   I learned a lot and had great fun.  I used stencils or added collage to all but the first one.  I also added some colored pencil to fine tune a couple of these.  The two days were exhausting, but worth it!

Balance, approx. 12×9 in.

Dark Tree, Shadowed, approx. 12×9 in.

Tree Glow,  approx. 12×9 in.










Raven, approx. 9×12 in.








Moon, approx. 12×9 in.

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Stained Glass Look

Abstracted by Green, Lavina Blossom, 12×9 acrylic

After making quite a few thumbnail abstracts with various Pitt pens (lines and some shading), I’ve begun to experiment with the same beginnings for larger pieces.  So far, I haven’t made preliminary drawings for the larger (mostly 9×12) pieces.  Some have turned out poorly, and some please to me.  I’ve set aside the ones I don’t care for and will start layering with paint and collage.

I like this one because it looks like stained glass. And  I enjoyed trying out different color mixes to get variations of greens.

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Mixed Media Collage: Facing Away

Facing Away, Lavina Blossom, 7×5 in. mixed media

Finally finished–after weeks and weeks of feeling this needed more.  The bit of magazine paper (silhouette of a face) was the last touch.

Do you worry about using small cutouts from magazines?  I am not concerned, since I don’t sell copies, only a single original, and parts of magazines and newspapers have been used in collage since the beginning of the twentieth century, incorporated into works by many artists.  Hannah Höch and Romare Beardsley are two that I admire most, but there are many many others.

Questions:  Are you interested in sharing a drawing a week.  I noticed today that Judith Bergerson has been doing this with a couple artists friends for 3 years now. The idea, as I understand it, is to draw whatever you like, one drawing each week, just for the love of drawing, and post or otherwise share your piece.  I love Judith Bergerson’s drawings (and paintings!) and feel inspired, but I would definitely be more likely to commit to this challenge if I had an art partner to share with.  Want to join me?  If so, please comment.  If you don’t hear from me right away, it will be because I didn’t receive your message (I think my spam guard may work a little too diligently).  If you do not get an answer, please find me on face book and message me.

Oh, and if interested in purchasing this piece, you can do so here, through Daily Paintworks.



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Pieces Currently in Galleries

I have 3 pieces in the current Southern California Collage Society’s show at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art in Upland.  And I have one piece (also collage/mixed media) in the Riverside Community Art Association’s members exhibit.

These are at the Chaffey:

Browsing, by Lavina Blossom, mixed media, 11×15 in.

Lull, by Lavina Blossom, mixed media

Sway, by Lavina Blossom, mixed media
















This one is at RCAA:

Light Side, by Lavina Blossom, mixed media

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Trees by Blue Wall

Trees by Blue Wall, Lavina Blossom, watercolor, 7×5 in.

Just added this to Daily Paintworks.  It can be purchased here.

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