I still have a long list of administrative things I need to be doing in the wake of our canyon-exploring week. So in true procrastinator fashion I started carving for the next pass on a linocut. Of course.
Perhaps I should reframe this statement. I am not procrastinating. I am refining my priorities for a few days. Yeah, that's it.
At any rate, the big blue square is starting to look a little more interesting. I didn't want to just put one solid color down over the previous, so for this pass I did a bit of blended rolling. The block, you may recall, is 14 x 14 inches in size, and my largest brayer is only 6" wide. Hm. I would have loved to do one big blend from top to bottom, but settled for two blends and one solid roll (more or less) down the middle.
I think this will work out as something fairly interesting once the next color goes down. At the moment I'm only planning for 2 more passes... the carving is intricate enough on its own.. no need to go too crazy with color. At least that's the plan for now, anyway.
This next carving step will be long, so make yourself a pot of tea, get a good book and some cookies, or talk amongst yourselves for a while. Better yet, if your weather is nice, go outside and play. We've snow in the forecast here again. (sigh) I hope spring gets here before the end of summer.