Monday, January 3, 2011
Happiness is a rack full o' prints
Yeah, baby. A brand new edition to start the year off right. Silly me, to think I would get a good night's sleep knowing there was just one color to go on this piece. Also silly to think that I would be able to focus on any of the other tasks on my list today until it was finished.
It took a couple of tries to get this last color right.. I didn't want it to look black, but my first attempts didn't provide enough contrast to make that last little "pop" that I look for. I had to clean off the block and start over more than once and I now have a big pile of a very dark something-or-other color ink to save and hopefully put to use soon.
I took a few branches out of the tree and most of the printable area out of the rocks. I definitely think it was a good call to do one more pass...
Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce you to the first linocut of 2011? "Standing Still," 9 color reduction, 6 x 6 inches. I haven't sorted through the prints yet, but I think the final edition will be 10. Whatever else happens this week, I already feel great about how I launched the new year!