November 17, 2017
From New Jersey to Arizona and Back,” Deb Strong Napple’s plain air paintings. At the Art for Healing Gallery at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, NJ. November 13, 2017 through February 28, 2018. Click here for a preview of some of the work in this exhibit.
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Dale's Tree 2_8
Etching with chine colle
36in x 30in
The prints in this gallery were made through the process of copperplate etching or zinc plate etching. To etch, I coat a metal plate in an acid-resistant coating, draw through that with a needle to expose metal in places, then immerse the plate in an acid bath. Where the acid touches the metal it etches lines, and those lines will hold ink when I print. I often make an image by printing several plates over each other, using different colors of ink.
Sunrise on Mount Elden with Supermoon
Linoleum block and woodblock print
12in x 37in
Woodblock, or relief printmaking, is a medium that allows me great freedom to use layers of color in very expressive ways. I sometimes also use linoleum blocks to add shapes to my relief prints.
Sunflowers for Helen
Acrylic on Canvas
48in x 48in
My paintings vary in size and medium. In this gallery you will see some small, spontaneous plein air paintings that I make on location when I visit inspiring places. You will also see some acrylic paintings and some oil paintings created in studio. In my studio I have more flexibility in size and time, and the result is often larger paintings built up in layers and glazes.
Bluemont No. 4
Woodcut, collograph, oil and encaustic
12in x 24in
Often just one medium is not enough for me to express what I have to say. Here you will see prints combining etching, woodcut, painting and encaustic. Each medium brings a different kind of mark to the print, and I love mixing them up!