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Paula Schuette Kraemer

In one sense the artwork of Paula Schuette Kraemer reflects her own life experiences, yet  nostalgia for past times, love of one’s pets, anxieties, love of nature, a desire for calm in a hectic world …. these themes are common to us all.  It is the intent of the artist that her work be viewed both as personal and universal comments on life. She tends to follow a theme for one or two years, then moves on as her life progresses and new images shift to the surface. It is not her desire to be known for any one specific theme, but rather to use her artistic ability to portray life’s experiences, often with a slight smile…or a tear.

The artist’s works are predominantly drypoint monoprints and monotypes, although she is also known for her drawings in oil stick on mylar.  Her expressive style is reflected in the immediacy and spontaneity of drawing directly into a copper plate using a steel etching needle.  During the printing process, ink is intentionally left on the plate so that she can freely wipe, smear and draw into that residual ink. This is what qualifies these artworks as drypoint monoprints and monotypes. The prints within each edition vary, yet the image portrayed, the color, and the composition are constant within each edition.  Because so much creativity and time is involved in the actual printing process, only small editions of twenty or fewer are produced.

Paula Schuette Kraemer studied art history at Vassar College and then completed her undergraduate work in fine art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin where she studied both printmaking and ceramics with Warrington Colescott and Bruce Breckenridge. A close alliance with Tandem Press has afforded her the opportunity to learn from many of the Tandem artists who have worked there. All of her work is created and printed at her own Open Gate Press which is located in Madison, Wisconsin. The artist signs her work using her maiden name, Schuette.

To view more of Paula’s work visit her personal website at http://www.opengatepress.com/1.html

 

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WHO ARE YOU... AGAIN?
Media: Drypoint, monoprint 
Dimensions: 48 x 36
Price: $2,800.00

WHO ARE YOU?
Media: Drypoint, monoprint 
Dimensions: 48 x 36
Price: $2,800.00

LOOK
Media: Etching, drypoint and chine colle
Dimensions: 10 x 10
Price: $200.00


THERAPY 10/15
Media: Drypoint
Dimensions: 22 x 22
Price: $500.00

BETWEEN ROADS
Media: Drypoint, monoprint, monotype
Dimensions: 23 x 30
Price: $450.00

ROAST I
Media: Drypoint, monoprint and monotype
Dimensions: 10 x 8
Price: $100.00


ROAST II
Media: Drypoint, monoprint and monotype
Dimensions: 10 x 8
Price: $100.00

ROAST III
Media: Drypoint, monoprint and monotype
Dimensions: 10 x 8
Price: $100.00

ROAST IV
Media: Drypoint, monoprint and monotype
Dimensions: 10 x 8
Price: $100.00


ROAST V
Media: Drypoint, monoprint and monotype
Dimensions: 10 x 8
Price: $100.00

UNDER THE STARS
Media: Etching, drypoint, monoprint, monotype, collage
Dimensions: 18 x 24
Price: $850.00

NIGHT FOREST 7/20
Media: Drypoint
Dimensions: 22 x 22
Price: $500.00


HOLD STILL
Media: Drypoint, monoprint and monotype
Dimensions: 30 x 42
Price: $600.00

SOUVENIR VI
Media: Etching, chine collé, relief, artificial flowers
Dimensions: 14 x 12
Price: $400.00

SOUVENIR V
Media: Etching, chine collé, relief, artificial flowers
Dimensions: 14 x 12
Price: $400.00


SOUVENIR IV
Media: Etching, chine collé, relief, artificial flowers
Dimensions: 14 x 12
Price: $400.00

SOUVENIR III
Media: Etching, chine collé, relief, artificial flowers
Dimensions: 14 x 12
Price: $400.00

SOUVENIR I
Media: Etching, chine collé, relief, artificial flowers
Dimensions: 14 x 12
Price: $400.00


LETTING THE BUTTERFLIES GO (ORANGE)
Media: Etching
Dimensions: 30 x 22
Price: $700.00

CATCHING THE BUTTERFLIES
Media: Drypoint & monotype
Dimensions: 30 x 22
Price: $550.00
EXCHANGING BUTTERFLIES
Media: Drypoint and monotype
Dimensions: 22 x 31
Price: $600.00

WHERE THE BUTTERFLIES COME FROM
Media: Drypoint & monotype
Dimensions: 24 X 22
Price: $550.00

FREE
Media: Drypoint, spitbite
& chine colle
Dimensions: 8 x 10
Price: $250.00

 

RELEASE
Media: Drypoint, monoprint 
 & monotype
Dimensions:  24 x 22
Price: $550.00


LEAVES FOR THE OLD TREE
Media: Photogravure, monotype, monoprint on silk & paper
Dimensions: 18 x 18
Price: $600.00
THOUGHTS
Media: Drypoint, chine colle
& soft ground
Dimensions: 10 x 8
Price: $325.00

 

IT'LL BE OK!
Media: Drypoint and monotype
Dimensions: 24 x 22
Price: $550.00

LETTING THE BUTTERFLIES GO
Media: Drypoint & monotype
Dimensions: 30 x 22
Price: $700.00

THE HAND GAME
Media: Drypoint
Dimensions: 30 x 30
Price: $500.00

CENTERPIECE #11
Media: Drypoint with
 watercolor aquatint
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price: $600.00


CENTERPIECE #12
Media: Drypoint with
 watercolor aquatint
Dimensions: 24 x 24
Price: $600.00

YOU WIN, I WIN
Media: Mixed media
Dimensions: 18 x 18
Price: $900.00

BRAVO!
Media: Drypoint
Dimensions: 23 x 23
Price: $500.00


A GAME
Media: Drypoint
Dimensions: 23 x 23
Price: $400.00

SHELTER FOR A
FOUNTAIN GREEN
Media: Oil crayon & monotype
Dimensions: 22 x 22
Price: $500.00

 

LARGE SPRINKLER
Media: Oil crayon & monotype
Dimensions: 22 x 22
Price: $500.00

DAY IS DONE
Media: Intaglio & drypoint
Dimensions: 18 x 18
Price: $400.00

DEER SUITE III
Media: Etching w/chine colle
on silk w/wax
Dimensions: 13 x 10
Price: $225.00

 

DEER AT DUSK
Media: 5 plate etching
and drypoint
Dimensions: 13 x 10
Price: $225.00

 


A TWO DEER DAY
Media: Drypoint & intaglio
Dimensions: 18 x 18
Price: $400.00
A PAUSE
Media: Etching w/chine colle on paper w/etching on silk
Dimensions: 13 x 10
Price: $225.00

NEW PUPPY
Media: Drypoint
Dimensions: 20 x 22
Price: $400.00


THE LEASH III
Media: Monotype etching photogravure
Dimensions: 18 x 13
Price: $400.00
THE LEASH IV
Media: Monotype, etching and photogravure
Dimensions: 13 x 18
Price: $400.00
FLUTTERING
Media: Etching, drypoint
& chine colle
Dimensions: 8 x 10
Price: $200.00

 


GREETINGS
Media: Drypoint & intaglio
Dimensions: 18 x 18

Price: $400.00  

EVERYTIME I SEE
Media: Etching & drypoint
 monoprint
Dimensions: 23 x 23
Price: $550.00

LEAPING OVER THE WORD PILE
Media: Drypoint & intaglio
Dimensions: 18 x 18

Price: $400.00  


SPRING FLOWERS I
Media: Drypoint, monotype
Dimensions: 13 x 10
Price: $75.00

OUR WILDFLOWERS - PAGE 1
Media: Etching with monotype & chine collie
Dimensions: 11 x 8
Price: $200.00

OUR WILDFLOWERS - PAGE 2
Media: Etching with monotype & chine collie
Dimensions: 11 x 8
Price: $200.00


OUR WILDFLOWERS - PAGE 3
Media: Etching with monotype & chine collie
Dimensions: 11 x 8
Price: $200.00

OUR WILDFLOWERS - PAGE 4
Media: Etching with monotype & chine collie
Dimensions: 11 x 8
Price: $200.00

OUR WILDFLOWERS - PAGE 5
Media: Etching with monotype & chine collie
Dimensions: 11 x 8
Price: $200.00


TOYS AT REST
Media: Drypoint, monoprint,
 & monotype
Dimensions: 36 x 48
Price: $3,000.00

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