Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another one down....

The DM left this morning for a couple of days' work on the other side of the Continental Divide and, for reasons I can't quite understand, I spent most of the day wandering around trying to decide what to do with myself. It was after 3:00pm when I finally settled down and started carving on the current linocut, but in the end I managed to put in 8 productive hours in the studio. It's now after 11:00pm and I am happy to report that I finished both carving and printing of the last color.... wahoo!

Just in time, really, because the day after tomorrow the studio turns into a spare bedroom for the weekend. Here's the block in the jig, RTP. (Ready To Print.)

And here's the finished piece!
It was great to get a good run at it, even with a late start. Eight solid hours are a rarity (heck, THREE solid hours are a rarity)... But next time it would be nice if I got my act together a little earlier in the day, don't you thi..... zzzzzzzzzzzzz?


  1. This is really good. I like the feeling of depth that you have got with the recession of the tones down to the bottom right hand corner.

  2. I have been looking at your blog for awhile now and have followed this latest linocut. The process is rather fascinating. Having a look at the steps has been helpful for me so thank you.

    By the way, I could really relate to the "wandering around" comment too. My husband doesn't travel as much anymore but when he does, my routine gets upset and I end up eating at the wrong time and doing things in general that I don't normally do (including wandering around the house!).

    Take care:)

  3. Woo-hoo! It's a beauty. I think you've outdone yourself--again. There is something to be said for having the house to yourself, eh?

  4. Fantabulous!! I agree; the depth you've achieved is very effective. Love, love, love the negative spaces (but then, that's my penchant anyway). Well done, you!

  5. I love how you have printed light over dark. Great print!

  6. So gorgeous, awesome cmposition--you have such a great eye for that, and it's something very important to me as well.
    The result seems to have been worth the stick-to-it-iveness.

  7. I can never get over the detail and depth you achieve in your linocuts. This one is a beauty!