Author Archives: Alix H. Travis

Sketching through Ireland

                                                                                  Pub Crawling, ink on paper, September, 2018 My husband and I have just returned from a two week road trip through Ireland.  I always travel with my watercolors … Continue reading

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Creature of Habit

I have proved myself to be a real creature of habit. Mid January was the big move and I am only now working my way through that upheaval.  In March I moved into my new studio, straightened, arranged and straightened … Continue reading

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To make a long story short  I moved across the Hudson River and away from my wonderful studio in the Catskill Mountains in January, 2018.  I moved into a new studio, a former backyard garage lovingly redesigned by my daughter.  … Continue reading

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“One Thing Leads to Another”

One thing leads to another:  watercolor transforms into collage; watercolors become linoleum prints then collaged to become neither a print nor just a college but…  “mixed media” does not capture the result.  “Mixed media” is a technical term, really just … Continue reading

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Medium Combinations, no. 2

As I had written in the previous blog entry, I was dissatisfied with all my attempts to “paint” dew sprinkled over cob webs.    Then  I determined to drape real “jewels” (beads from my mother’s old costume jewelry) between the dead stalks … Continue reading

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Medium Combinations

In my seasonal rhythm of working the time for watercolor collage is again in ascendency. I began though, not with collage but with printmaking, specifically block printing or stamping that grew to include collage.  I have been attracted by the … Continue reading

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Just published! Catskill Coloring Book

As is my usual habit when I went south in the Winter, 2014 I determined to try some new art medium; this time with an objective in mind–to produce a coloring book inspired by my own original watercolor plein air … Continue reading

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Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans

        For the month of April, 2014 I was flattered to hang a show of my most recent New Orleans inspired watercolor collages at the Ariodante Gallery, Julia Street, New Orleans.  I had been creating watercolor collages from “failed” watercolors for several years.  In 2013 … Continue reading

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Andes Margaretville Roxbury Open Studios, 2014

I again agreed to coordinate the Andes Margaretville Roxbury Open Studios tour for 2014. This time I elected not to open my studio but instead visited studios. It was a most interesting event and one we have decided to repeat … Continue reading

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Studio Tour, 2013

Studio tour in Delaware County, NY, 2013 Continue reading

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