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I’m working on scraping the plates every day, even if it’s just for an hour or two at night. I’m going to the studio to print proofs every other night.  The continuity I gain from this work schedule is so important. Each time I sit down to scrape a plate, I feel like I can remember pretty quickly where I left off, and this allows me to get back on track immediately.

I think I’m becoming more efficient with my scraping technique on the copper plates. My first proofs are further along than my earlier proofs.  The overall contrast is better, and I haven’t been as conservative about digging in bright white passages. This really cuts down on the number of states I have to make to finish the print, which is a huge time saver.


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Clara Lieu
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a professor, writer, and visual artist. I currently teach as a Critic in the Division of Foundation Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design. In the past I have taught in the Illustration and Printmaking departments at RISD, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, at Wellesley College, and at the Lesley University College of Art and Design. For four years I was the Director of the Jewett Art Gallery.

My work explores isolation and mental illness through drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. I have exhibited at the International Print Center New York, Bromfield Gallery, the Danforth Museum of Art, the Currier Museum of Art, the RISD Museum of Art, and the Davis Museum and Cultural Center.

I am a blogger for the Huffington Post, where I write an advice column for visual artists called "Ask the Art Professor". I published my first book, "Learn, Create, and Teach: A Guide to Building a Creative Life" in 2013.

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imFragrance Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014   General Artist
Your blog is very helpful ! Thank you for your helpful advices.
Odistrait Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
I just finished going over a few of the post on your advice column and watching a portion of your lecture video. It has been truly inspiring so far and I will definitely share your advice column with the teacher who oversaw my work at the magnet art school I attended in high school, so that other students might benefit from your advice. I hope that's okay.

thanks again,

claralieu Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course!  I am delighted that you found the columns and video interesting.  Thank you!
GraveyardBat Featured By Owner May 10, 2014

Since you used a lot of Dura Lar in your works I've always wanted to try some.
I found some in the art classroom so I jumped at the opportunity to use it. I have to admit, I really like it and I want to keep on experimenting.
Here's the work.…

I did another work using the paper, but I haven't uploaded it yet.

Have a nice day!
claralieu Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool, thanks for sharing!
33M Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
miss seeing your work.....had to come and see if you are still here....Hooray, you are....Just stopped by to say Hello....

curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work. Truely stunning.
Fajoor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Loved your work
Retep1994 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great blog post on drawing faces, I found a link you posted to it on forums. I need to be more confident and certain when drawwing faces I guess I need to get more use to the human head structure.
claralieu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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