Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Rattlesnake Mt. Print

With a deadline of May 1st, I was happy to finish the "View from Rattlesnake Mountain" block print this week. I printed the last layers on Friday and Saturday, and framed it on Monday. This print and two others are going to be included in the Castle in the Clouds Exhibit, May through October in Moultonborough, NH. The show is called "Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers of the Lakes Region and the White Mountains."

Here are a few recents steps in finishing this print.

                  The block and the print at this stage

Carving away
The final stage (I went back in and carved out my leaves in the darker area and printed the rocks a bit lighter for the remainder of the edition)

The finished print behind glass

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

These cards are variations of the same printing block. I used an old block that had textures from an earlier print.

I carved new designs on the other side of the block, and cut out the bunny's silhouette, so I could print different colors and create variations on the original.

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter! 
"He has risen!"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Beach Girl

I haven't been able to keep up with Illustration Friday lately--too many other projects! This drawing was for last week's topic "hot."

The last time I posted here on April 1st, we had just had a big snowstorm. Yesterday the high temperature was 87 degrees. Everyone was running around in shorts and flip flops celebrating the "summer" weather. A little more seasonable today, but still nice!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Fool's!

When we was little, our parents used to try and fool us on April 1st by telling us, "Wake up, it's snowing!" or "Look, there's a robin outside!" Today, there were both, and it was not an April Fool's Day joke!

March came in like a lamb, and definitely went out like a lion! Fortunately, I had plenty to do around the house. I printed another layer of ink on a new block print, matted and framed a piece for an upcoming art show, and organized my studio area. A bit of shoveling, laundry, and picking up, rounded out the day. Being stuck at home has its benefits! Now if we can get some sunshine, and warmer weather to melt the twelve inches of new snow before Easter.

     This is layer #2 for a block print that will eventually be "The View From Rattlesnake Mt."