Monday, February 8, 2010
I'm still thinking about a linocut project on a larger scale, but not quite ready to jump in. I am, however, experimenting a bit as I continue work on these small prints. I'd like to expand my textural repertoire, so I'm playing with overprinting and repeating and blended color passes. The new print in progress below, for example, is just two passes for multiple colors.
I also did my first experiments with gyotaku today. (Japanese-style "fish rubbing") It wasn't a huge success, I think mostly because we had very small trout to work with, and not larger fish with well-defined scales and fins. My cohort Roberta and I need to figure it out soon... we're planning to make fish prints with a group at the Colorado Art Ranch "Wade in the Water" Artposium in May! Any experienced fish printers out there have insider secrets to share?