Meg Black Handmade Paper Paintings: Lilly Pond at Dawn

My husband bought two kayaks this summer.  Mine is so small, 9 feet, that I can shove it into the back of my station wagon and shut the back door!  Early in the morning, late August, I drove to Stiles Pond in Boxford, Ma and spent an hour paddling and photographing the pond in the early morning.  I created two paintings from that morning excursion.  The first is titled “The Pond in Early Morning.”  The second painting is titled “Pond Still Life.”

Meg Black Handmade Paper Paintings: Atlantic Inspirations

Yesterday I posted a blog describing my journey to the Atlantic Seaside in Autumn.  Anyone who has ever had the chance to wander around the coastline this time of year knows of the thrill of being alone in such a vast space.  I am working on paintings in my studio of the photos I took while exploring the coast.  Also, very exciting!, the Peabody Museum in Salem Ma. is displaying twelve of my sea coast prints!  I’ve enclosed a photo of the prints installed in the museum.

Handmade Paper Paintings: process and education

I have been a papermaker for 25 years.  The question I am most frequently asked is: how do you make you handmade paper paintings?  Recently, I added a page to my web site that describes my process.  I decided to share it here as I have been receiving positive reviews for my efforts.  Please feel free to visit my web site for more information about my handmade paper paintings!  Thank you for taking the time  to read my blog!  Meg Black