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Ink & Wash-CD--DONE at last!

Ink & Wash-CD--DONE!, originally uploaded by Cathy (Kate) Johnson.

For those of you who've been patiently (and not so patiently!) waiting, the new Ink & Wash slide show CD is now in my CafePress store, as of this morning! http://www.cafepress.com/cathy_johnson/ (It'll be on my own website shortly, too.)

The slide show demonstrates a number of techniques--it's over 20 minutes long.

The beauty of doing a slide show rather than a video is that you can hit pause at any time if you want to study a technique or a caption more closely, as one of my helpful and astute students reminds me (she's a professional in this field and knows what she's talking about--thank you, Susan!)

There's a PDF of a supply list and one of exercises so you can gather your supplies and learn as you go.

There's a booklist of books that feature this technique, and a list of
online suppliers.

And my favorite part to DO was the PDF on inspirations--I've shared a couple of the banners I made on my Flickr site, but it was truly an inspiration to me to work with these wonderful artists. I was delighted--and it's a privilege to be able to share their work with you.

They are, in alphabetical order:

Chris Buchholz (van Occupanther on Flickr)
Gabi Campanario
Enrique Flores (4ojos on Flickr)
Laura Frankstone
Nina Johansson
Julie Oakley
Liz Steel (Borromini Bear on Flickr)
Roz Stendahl
Casey Toussaint
Martha "Trumpetvine"
Ronell Van Wyck

There are many, many more of you working in this marvelous combination of mediums and whose work I love, but I ran out of time!

So if you've been waiting, here it is! I kept the price low on this--$16.99--because I want to keep it affordable.  The direct link is here:  http://www.cafepress.com/cathy_johnson.61122728

Just a note: These are CDs, not DVDs, and a slide show, not a video. I opted not to include sound this time, since several people mentioned they found it a distraction, so if you can't get music or narration that's because it isn't there.<;-)

The plein air CD on painting in the Shenandoahs should be out within a week...it's been a lot of work, but a lot of fun. I do thrive on challenge!

I'm also working (slowly!) on turning the presentation I gave to the Sierra Club Summit in San Francisco in 2005 into a slide show CD too, with their kind permission. That one may just have narration if I can figure out how to do it. If I can speak in front of the first international gathering, surely I can make a narrated CD in my own studio... ;-)


Thanks, Vicky! The plein air one should be soon, I got it off only a few days after the other one.

And I hope they are too, since I don't have time to do a class right now! ;-)


Hurray, Kate!
Seven of my favorite artists on a PDF
along with you--and four more to get
to know--plus instruction. Wow. As soon
as Shenandoah is out I will order both.
I'm glad we can pause and look and
study things. I love the Chinese
painting videos on You Tube (Henry
Li and Yinghaiyang) but I do wish that I
could put them on pause.
I hope that someday the You Tube videos
will come with a pause.

I am grateful for the art books I've read
but I really get more from something that
I can see on that glorious LED screen on pause,
and then enlarge so I can see brush strokes
and other details.
Thanks, Annie! I hope you enjoy it...