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!

16 comments:

  1. Wow, that last color really finished it off so nicely! Well done for starting your year off so beautifully. You are such an inspiration. Happy New Year, Sherrie!

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  2. Happy New Year, Sherrie.
    A very nice print what a way to start the year.
    You are ahead of me already. The Oystercatcher print I have on the go is still two colours at least from finishing and the trawler print still needs one more colour.

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  3. You go! I think you should have called it "Rock On" though... Happy New Year!

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  4. I think I have some of that dark color in my store too :o)) possible to ask what kind of ink you use?

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  5. Thanks, everyone.

    Mariann, I mostly use the Daniel Smith oil-based relief inks.

    Stuart, you kick my butt more often than you know, so glad to return the favor!

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  6. looks wonderful :D and its a great way to start the new year

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  7. Good start for the new year Sherrie! I'm envious and challenged. Beautiful print. Glad to have found your blog via Baren.
    Linda J. Beeman

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  8. Happy New Year Sherrie! You're way ahead of me, too -- I just got my studio cleaned up yesterday for the fresh new year.
    I like what happened with the last dark layer. Good choice.

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  9. I thought it was great before but now it really pops. 8-]

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  10. Wow speedy printer! This looks great! I linked to this post on my blog, hope that's ok.

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  11. I'm not an artist but I do know what I like and I like your final print - it really does "pop". :D

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  12. Yowza! Your artwork is amazing and your new print is a piece that I instantly love! I'll definitely be back!

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  13. Joan's right: Yowza indeed! Brilliant start to the year, Sherrie. Inspiring as ever.

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