Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Images of New England 2010 Calendar-SOLD OUT!

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The Holidays are approaching fast!


Are you looking for a unique holiday gift for this year's holiday season? Here is a solution for you:

The "Images of New England 2010 Calendar"!
Every month is a print from one of my oil paintings, ready to frame and add beauty to your or a loved one's home!


three example pages


The clip-style glass frame in the example photo below is available for purchase with the calendar. Or personalize with any standard 11" x 8.5" frame!


framed print hanging above a fireplace mantle


The calendar pages arrive bundled in an attractive folder to keep them organized and protected before and after they grace your wall for a month.

Each page also makes a great commemorative gift for weddings, new babies, graduations, special anniversaries or any celebration during 2010!


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Calendars prices are:
$30 without a frame
$40 with a frame

Domestic shipping cost is:
$6 without a frame
$10 with a frame

If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, please contact me (information on the side bar of the blog)!

The 2010 Images of New England Calendar has SOLD OUT!

Prints from the Mountains

The final three prints that are framed and hanging now in the Pantano Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester depict scenes of mountains. Living in central New Hampshire, I am surrounded by breathtaking views of Crotched Mountain or Pat's Peak pretty much everywhere I go, and anyone who has travelled to Manchester has enjoyed the scenery of the Uncanoonucs from the highway. I am also lucky enough to live about an hour's drive from Mount Monadnock. The second most climbed mountain in the world (second to Japan's Mount Fuji), a hike up Monadnock is a memorable experience and the inspiration of one of the prints below.

Enjoy!




9. Mountain Abstract-SOLD
2.25" x 12"
white-line woodcut print
watercolor on Stonehenge paper





10. Hiking Mount Monadnock
8.5" x 11"
white-line woodcut
watercolor on Stonehenge on paper





11. Uncanoonuc from Bridge Street
12.5" x 9.25"
white-line woodcut print
watercolor on Stonehenge paper

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today, the "Water" Pieces!

Here are more pictures of work that is on display now through December 30th in the Pantano Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University. The ocean is one of my favorite subjects to paint, and I have found it just as challenging and fun to make prints of the rocky coast of New Hampshire and Maine.

Again, all of these prints are for sale, so please contact me (603 203-8131 or hannah@hannahphelps.com) if you are interested in bringing one home.


AND please come visit me at the "Meet the Artist" reception at the Gallery this Saturday from 1-3:30pm. I will be in the Shapiro Library on the Southern New Hampshire University campus, 2500 North River Road, Manchester.




4. Calm Day at Fort Stark
8" x 10"
white-line woodcut print
ink on Stonehenge paper







5. Path of the Water

8" x 9"
white-line woodcut print

watercolor on Rives lightweight paper




6. Leviathan
10" x 14"
white-line woodcut print

watercolor on Stonehenge paper






7. Low Tide
4.5" x 6.25"
white-line woodcut print

watercolor on Stonehenge paper






8. Calm Day at Fort Stark
8" x 10"
white-line woodcut print

watercolor on Stonehenge paper

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More from the Southern New Hampshire University Show

Today, I am offering images of three of the prints in the "New Impressions" show on display now in the Pantano Gallery on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University. The numbers correspond to their labels in the show, and the dimensions are the size of the image (not the frame) in inches.

While nothing can be removed from the show until December 30, 2009, all of the prints are framed under UV glass and are available for purchase. If you are interested in adding any of these prints to your art collection, please contact me (603 203-8131 or hannah@hannahphelps.com). More photos tomorrow!






1. Birch-Autumn
2.25" x 12"
white-line woodcut print
watercolor on Stonehenge paper





2. Woods
5" x 10.25"
white-line woodcut print
watercolor on Stonehenge paper






3. Birch-Spring
2.25" x 12"
white-line woodcut print
watercolor on Stonehenge paper


Monday, November 9, 2009

Meet the Artist: Saturday, November 14 from 1-3:30pm in the Shapiro Library!!


The print show, "New Impressions," has been hanging for a week now and I am receiving nice compliments-thanks to everyone who has already visited the Pantano Gallery!

Of course, there is still the "Meet the Artist" reception next Saturday, the 14th! From 1-3:30pm there will be some munchies in the Gallery and I will be there to answer questions about white-line woodcuts and the inspiration for specific pieces in the show.

The Pantano Gallery is located inside the Shapiro Library on the Southern New Hampshire University campus. The first photo below is the view of the library from the parking lot. The entrance to the library is on the opposite side of the building from the parking lot. The path leading there is under the trees on the left side of the photo.


When the path opens up to a small courtyard, the entrance to the library is down a pathway to the right. In the photo below, you will be walking in from the under the orange trees on the right and the entrance is on the left side, beyond the blue trash can and red fire hydrant. The flags in the courtyard can be seen from the parking lot.

For a map of the SNHU campus, click here.


Once you are in the library, turn left to find the Pantano Gallery behind the circulation desk. I look forward to seeing you next weekend!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

White-Line Woodcut Prints

copyright 2009 Hannah Phelps
Path of the Water
white-line woodcut print; watercolor on paper


So What is a White-line Woodcut Print Anyway?

Like any piece of art, a white-line woodcut print begins with an idea. In my case, I use the natural world as inspiration for a drawing on paper. This drawing is then transferred onto a piece of wood. With my lines visible on the surface, I carve an outline of the drawing with a knife. The carved lines will become the "white lines" in the final print.

The wood left untouched now stands in relief from the lines. I attach a piece of paper to the edge of the woodblock to ensure that the it lays on the wood the same way each time I place it against the block (this is called "registration"). I then "ink" each relief shape with watercolor and press and rub the back of the paper printing the image. Once all of the shapes are colored and I am satisfied with the image, I remove the paper from the block.

White-line woodcuts were first created in the early 1900's by artists in the Provincetown, MA colony and are therefore sometimes called "Provincetown Prints." While artist BJO Nordfeldt is credited with its invention, many of his contemporaries employed the technique, the most famous of whom was the American artist, Blanche Lazell.

To see some of my white-line woodcut prints in person, visit the eleven prints and one woodblock (including "Path of the Water," shown above) that are currently on display at Southern New Hampshire University in the Shapiro Library!