Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Break

I'm enjoying my annual April vacation this week! I have a lot of projects to work on, so I'm trying to use my time wisely, and get things done! Aside from the mundane chores of car inspection, doctor's appointment, and Spring cleaning, I'm working on a new block print.

I'm working from a photograph of a rocky stream taken in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It is going to be a challenge as there are multiple textures and colors. For the first layers I printed a light blue on the upper half (using wax paper to mask out the bottom area). Originally I had carved out the areas that I wanted to stay white. After printing the blue layer, I cut out the parts that needed to stay blue, and printed a light gray layer over the whole block.

Now I will carve away the areas of light gray, and make some decisions about the remaining colors. Because there is such a different color scheme on the top and bottom areas of the photograph, I may repeat the process that I did before, and work on those areas separately. I could have cut the block into two pieces and repositioned it each time I printed a layer, but I think this will work just as well. 

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