Monday, May 24, 2010

more of Ithaca

Today, after class, I got a slight tour on the way back to where I am staying. Ithaca has a few waterfalls and we stopped at two of them.  I can't remember the name of the first one but what a lovely scene!
The second waterfall was less dramatic but lovely nevertheless.  Buttermilk Falls - isn't that a delicious name?

 
Nearby, an old house that called to me. I peeked in the windows and was sad to see that it really was abandoned. It must be owned by the parks department but I suspect it will sit there forever more,untouched and uninhabited. As always, I find these buildings much more captivating than the beautiful landscape. Why?
Earlier, the gelatin printing class had been a big fun fest. Botanicals were abundant: here are just a few.  Look at that detail!
Not botanical but very organic-looking.
broken pieces make an interesting composition.
And then there was the syringe work. Here's Maureen at work.
And here is one of her results.

Other people loved the syringe, too. And it added some nice accents to a number of pieces.
Weekend's over and in the morning I will stop to see my friend Bill, who lives here. Then I'll continue on my merry way and will hope to be home before rush hour hits.

12 comments:

Marianne said...

J'espère toujours trouver une fois de la gélatine en poudre en grande quantité pour faire ces magnifiques imprimés. En Suisse elle existe par sachet de 10 g quand on a de la chance d'en trouver:)) Beau travail que que ce cours que vous avez donné.

Eva said...

I love Maureen's syringe painting! It proves that sometimes patience is so important. Not to stop, but carry the job out until it really shows.
Great results. Especially the calligraphic bit.

Gerrie said...

I need to get some gelatin made. I have forgotten how cool these prints can be.

elle said...

Lovely. Old buildings are broken dreams. Luv the syringe work.

Carol said...

Still need to try out the gelatin process -- looks great! Thanks for the Ithaca pics -- brings back memories. I used to drive around photographing all the decaying houses and barns -- beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Hello all of my Ithaca friends. I sure do miss you and miss Ithaca. Great work in Rayna's class and thank you, Rayna, for the wonderful photos.

Shirley said...

These look great! I must explore this technique when I get home.

Pamela Price Klebaum said...

Rayna, thank you for taking the time to post these wonderful gelatin printing photos! There is some really inventive work here!

Barbara said...

You get to go to some very nice places for work!

Approachable Art said...

Oh my gosh, that old house, I want it, too!! And the wild land that it sits on. Oh yeah, and I wanna take this class you're teaching, look at those fabrics!

Mia Bloom Designs said...

I love the syringe work and would like to try it. I checked Dharma Trading Co. but couldn't find them. Where do you buy your syringes? Thanks!

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Missed this when you first published it, but have enjoyed being Maureen's classmate at QBL and recognized her and remembered that she lives in Ithica. Of course I love working with a syringe... mine have a curved end and come from my Vet.