Ojai-based Louesa Roebuck's monotypes touch a deep place of memory and are a container for her California story. Rooted in the sacredness of the place she has called home for more than two decades, they reflect her love and endless curiosity of Northern and Southern California landscapes.
Louesa paints on a 9-foot long glass table with water-based and non-toxic pigments and oils. Gouache, walnut and sumi inks, olive oil and ash are some of the media employed. She then lays printmaking paper on the glass and proceeds with her technique of hand rubbing. Not knowing what surprises may reveal, after an intuitively felt period of time, she “pulls” the print and lets it dry in the desert air. Each print is singular and completely unique.
This series of prints reflects my deep love for, and (I hope) constant observation of the ever changing and non-linear landscapes where we live. As I worked on these pieces over the past few months, I noticed the increasing presence of water in my work, in all its forms— the ocean, fog, the rain, and dew. In fact, dew was an active participant in creating some of these works! I think this comes from an intense awareness of the landscape’s craving for water, in this time of drought.
#1 (Diptych) / 30x22 each, sold as a pair only, unframed (Available)
#2 and #3 / 30x22 each, sold separately, unframed (Available)
#4 / 30x22, unframed (Available)
#5 / 30x22.5, unframed (Available)
#6 / 30x22, unframed (Available)
#7 / 30x19, unframed; on vintage paper with back shown below (Available)
#7 / back
#8 / 30x22, unframed (Sold)
#9 / 29.5x12.5 irregular, unframed (Available)
#10 / 25.25x11, unframed (Available)
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