Mary Ott is a most experienced printmaker who explores a variety of techniques to produce unique outcomes. Here, she shares a secret.
“I created the ‘grass paintings’ by dipping embroidery thread in acrylic paint and running the thread down the canvas. The thread acted as a fine brush, producing lines that look like blades of grass.
The “grass etchings” were all printed from the same “wide grass” etching plate but on different types of paper, with different colors of ink, twice on the same piece of paper, through two layers of paper, and so forth. Some of the etchings appear realistic, while others are abstract in nature.”
Mary’s work is exhibited throughout Maryland and will be an interesting show throughout the month of October at Gallery Underground.
Exhibit: "Grass Etchings and Paintings", by Mary Ott
Dates: October 1-31, 2013
Reception: Friday, October 4, 2013, 5-8 p.m.
Mary Ott is a painter and printmaker based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her process-driven works are derived from nature. For this exhibit she focuses on blades of grass, creating intriguing patterns and surprising depth through her innovative printmaking and painting techniques.
October features a "Members' show" and the example shown here is Linda Maldonado's painting titled AquaLuminous. Her work will be profiled here soon.
EXHIBIT: Gallery Members’ show
DATES: October 1-November 1
Gallery Underground also features a new exhibit by gallery members in the main section, featuring an array of media, including sculpture, glass, ceramics, watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media.