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Hill Fields by cloutierj
Hill Fields
Soybeans, wheat, trees.
Lokta, Ogura, unryu papers.  Oh, and sugar cane paper for the border.

14 x 17
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The Fields We Know by cloutierj
The Fields We Know
Just across the road.  A bit of mist in the distance. 
All the wheat is the same paper, but I glued it to a red underlayer to darken the portion in front.

Lokta, Ogura, unry
14 x 17
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The Corner Field by cloutierj
The Corner Field
The first corner I come to on my way to work in the early morning.  This time of year, the sun is low in the northeast, so it's behind the row of trees beyond the field, but slanting onto the row to the left.  The wheat has just been cut, and the soybeans beyond are deep green.  The corn has tasselled, so it's not as light green anymore, but artistic license is so handy.  I love the shapes and colors and spaces of the fields and woodlots in this flat-to-gently-rolling farm country.

Ogura chine for the wheat; lokta for the trees and green fields.  The sky is layers of pale blue unryu.  The surround is a paper made from sugar cane, darkened a bit with colored pencil.  This one is flat, not built up in deep layers like my usual pieces. 

14" x 24"
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Furlerie by cloutierj
Furlerie
And now for something different.  I just started laying one piece of paper over another, and another alongside.  Some of the textures reminded me of butterfly wings, so i played around with the cell-shapes that make up the wing pattern, and added scraps, or removed bits wherever it made my eyes happy.  It's not unfurling, exactly, or furled, but I liked the sound of the word.  Titles don't have to make sense, do they?

Look close at the edge of the dark brown around the edges - I was able to use the deckled edge the lokta paper comes with to overhang the edge of the "matting".  it's a lovely texture.  I hope to use it like that again.

24" x 18".  Lace paper over gampi; lokta. 
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cloutierj
Jane Cloutier
United States
Is it enough to just say "Tired - busy - hi-I'm-glad-you're-here,-but-I-can't-think-of-much-to-say"  ?

No.  More than that.  Let me see - Garden is shutting down for the long, cold winter.  No apples this year.  Busy at work (enough about that).  My nephew has been coming over for the last few weeks to learn woodblock printing, Japanese-style (also known as "moku hanga".  I'm a very inexpert amateur, but I did take a class once.  It's been fun getting out those tools again.  I made small runs of a few prints, and want to do some more. 

I hope you all have something to be glad and thankful for, whether or not you are in a place that celebrates Thanksgiving Day this month!

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AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi there! Just wanted to say that your paperwork is amazing! :) It has a unique touch to it. And has that special sort of "magic" and whimsy in them. The shapes and rhythm and colours are just so interesting and wonderful.
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
That you very much! 
Your work is lovely - great faces! (I can't do faces.)
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AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Welcome. And thanks in return too! :D
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Your gallery inspires us with your highly unique high sense of style and execution.
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Thank you!  I'm so glad you enjoy my work.
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lichendressed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Your mixed media pieces have something magical about them. I really like what you do.
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Thank you very much! 
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watashinokurotsubasa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice gallery
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Thank you
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watashinokurotsubasa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist
You're welcome :-)
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