Karen Baden Thapa

Fine Art Printmaking & Collage

Multimedia/Collage

East Bay Open Studios 2019

Multimedia/Collage, PrintmakingKaren Thapa

I had a great time at the open studios this last weekend. I was invited to join a group of artists and we set up our displays in the Studio One Art Center in Oakland. Participating in Open Studios and other shows where I have a booth is important because it gives me a chance to talk with collectors and other artists to get feedback on my work. Of course, a purchase is the best feedback and it makes the experience more fun.

I am working on two series right now. Croplands which is primarily monotypes and my Sea & Shore etchings. I have also begun making collages using my ghost prints and other non-editioned paper that I cut up and glue down.

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Washi Paper Collage

Multimedia/CollageKaren Thapa
(web)WashiCollageBlue
(web)WashiCollageBlue

There is a stationary store in S.F. Japantown that has beautiful, high quality, made in Japan, washi paper.  The colors and designs are amazing and I am every time I visit a new pattern tempts me.  This is a collage that I made using some of my favorite blue papers and acrylic paint on 300 lb watercolor paper.