Spring is in the air

It may not feel like that in some places around the Northern Hemisphere, but spring is upon us.  While the official date is March 21, it often takes awhile see the signs of winter's last days finally disappearing.  Here in Chicago, on a walk I took recently, one yard had hundreds of purple crocuses peeking out of the ground! Hang in there Northerners!  Summer's coming.  And in the meantime, enjoy a few images of the best of spring.
Margaret Patterson - Heartsease - arts and crafts color woodcut - detail



Color woodcut on Japan paper. Possible edition of 100. Trimmed by the artist, to the image on three sides, and just below the pencil notations at t...

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Yannick Ballif - Clematite - Clematis - vine plans flowering - deep royal blue - detail


BALLIF, Yannick

Clematite (original French title) Embossed color aquatint and drypoint on wove paper.The “BAT” impression.  The abbreviation stands for “Bon à tire...

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Chrysanthemums and Stream

Chrysanthemums and Stream


  Original gouache painting on thin laid paper. Sample design for luxurious kimonos created for Kyoto high society. Painted to the sheet’s edges. 

Kaoru SAITO (born 1931) Camellia Flower

Camellia Flower

SAITO, Kaoru

椿花 (original Japanese title) Mezzotint with hand coloring on wove paper.Edition of 60. Signed and numbered in pencil.  Titled in Japanese, and date...

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