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Jeri Holt's Digital Mixed Media Printmaking

Copper Library

Posted on | July 25, 2013 | No Comments

I’ve just finished a new series of 8 copper books. As a former librarian and English teacher, books have a strong appeal to me.

They are each unique and can’t be repeated because I can’t find any more copper that looks like this. The copper used is from old roof tiles that I found in a metal recycling yard. The copper is discolored and has patina, some of the tiles have been hand-cut and are crooked, etc. They each have their own character and can’t be recreated.

The images and text are created in the computer and printed onto watercolor paper which is then collaged to the copper and everything is then sealed with acrylic.

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New image

Posted on | November 11, 2012 | No Comments

I’d like to introduce my new image. After a long uninspired spell, this image developed before my eyes. It started as this image of an old door knob.

After layering fractals, that I’d made and put aside, and painting elements, this image appeared through my subconsciously controlled mouse.

It is called The Vessel – symbolizing motherhood/mother earth and the goddess of life.

The Vessel

New Studio

Posted on | April 17, 2011 | No Comments

I’ve been working on getting a “real” studio built this fall and early winter. I’ve collected most of my art stuff that was scattered throughout my house and moved in even though it isn’t quite finished.

My inspirational west wall. I have work tables which run along the wall under these windows.
West Window Wall of New Studio

My husband was a little annoyed because I was so exact in how I wanted it to look. The words “it would be cheaper if…” passed his lips often.

My computer and print area with the work tables in the forefront. The print laying on table is on silk.

My new pride and joy! An Epson Stylus Pro 7900.

The whole back wall is storage shelves, and as you can see, I’m in the process of filling them.

Redactive Photo Manipulation

Posted on | December 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

I often use my photos along with fractals as collage elements as I create an image. The question I hear the most is “How did you do that?”

I haven’t found a definition of what I do so I’ve named and defined it myself. Just like in a government document where parts are redacted or censored out, I redact or cut out color groups. The first image I ever did, Forgotten Harvest, was done this way, and I find myself going back to it again and again. By taking out colors, I am left with the pieces of color that haven’t been deleted. You do need to know what you want left or things can get out of hand. What is left is like paint daubs that suggest rather than draw an image. Impressionism by deletion.

Original Photo

Original Photo


Redacted Image - on black background so it can be seen

Redacted Image - on black backgound so it can be seen.


Finished Image

Finished Image

Celebration Series in a neutral palette

Posted on | November 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

I have just posted a new series on my site. I went slightly overboard with circles a few weeks ago. I used a palette which I use quite often -  browns, burgundies, golds, and copper.

I like the sophisticated and rich colors with the abandoned arrangements of bubbles.  I used one brush in Photoshop and one scribble with a burgundy pen tool to create the piece.

I plan to print them on copper once I get my new printer (Epson 7880) setup and out of my garage.

Digital Artists are also Digital Printmakers

Posted on | October 27, 2010 | No Comments

I sit and watch my prints as they emerge from the printer. It is probably a waste of time, but I’m mesmerized as the image that I’ve spent hours, day, even weeks working on in imaging and painting programs is finally born. It isn’t real until it is rolled out of the printer. I watch as the image inches out, making judgments as it appears. This is the test – is it good or not? Is it what I wanted it to be?

 A digital artist isn’t complete until their image is printed and many digital artists, like me, feel that the ability to print a true representation of the vision we see on the screen is as much an art form as the creation of the image itself. They work in tandem to produce a single piece. One isn’t complete without the other.

Or maybe I’m just a total control freak!

Angel of Hope – 35% of Purchase Price to Cancer Research

Posted on | September 26, 2010 | No Comments

Angel of Hope - a silver, gold, and pale blue angel nestled in a representation of a crown of thorns. Wrapped in the center is the Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon.

As a daupinkribbonangel500ghter of a breast cancer survivor and a survivor myself of uterine cancer, I’d like to donate 35% of each sale of this special issue Angel to cancer research. She was created from my Gold and Siver Angel as a commission for a lady who wanted a gift for her sister and each of her two daughters. She has encouraged me to offer this to others to raise money for cancer research.

$35.00 each print
Image is 7″ x 7″ and will be matted in black to fit into an 11″ x 14″ standard frame. It is printed with archival ink and paper and signed by the artist.

with Digital Eyes Studio now offering Website Services

Posted on | September 3, 2010 | No Comments

with Digital Eyes Studio is now offering “Artist Designed Websites especially for: artists, photographers, artisans, art groups, and small business.”  We  focus on creating beautiful websites that are: light, clean designs with clear and logical navigation and optimized images, and designed to emphasize your work not the designers.

Jeri is a website designer and content manager with over 14 years of experience designing and managing websites, her own art sites as well as sites for state-wide non-profits. She has specialized in image optimization and security on the web. Jeri is the author of a book entitled “Protecting your Online Images: the information you need to decide how to protect your images on the Internet.” She is also an artist and printmaker working from her with Digital Eyes Studio in Windsor, Maine.

Jen is a talented computer generalist with experience in drafting, mapping, imaging and design for websites. Her work in the Studio involves the maintenance of websites, Search Engine Optimization, image optimization and other webmaster duties to ensure that your site is designed and operating at peak performance. She is also a sales and gallery representative for the with Digital Eyes Studio.

Visit with Digital Eyes Studio Web Design

Sample of Basic Site

Sample of Basic Site

Mystic Marble chosen for ASCI show

Posted on | August 25, 2010 | No Comments

I’ve just been notified that one of my Mystic Marble Series (Creation) has been selected for the Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) upcoming show at the New York Hall of Science! The title of the show is Digital 2010: PLANET EARTH.

Creation Mystic Marble

I’m back again!

Posted on | July 31, 2010 | No Comments

Just a quick note. Sorry that I’ve been missing in action for awhile.

I’ve been possessed by some digital painting projects and landscapes. I’ve just posted a collection of my most recent in a slideshow on the homepage of my site at http://withDigitalEyes.com. Please visit it, but here’s a taste of my landscape craze.
Fog Rolling In

SHEDS

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About

Hi, I'm Jeri and I'm a digital artist. I get a lot of questions about how I work and a lot of "What the heck is it?" comments when I'm in a show. So I decided to convert my "Fire & Ice - copper & glass art miniatures" site to a blog to discuss digital art, imaging, and mixed media.


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