Sunday, November 20, 2011

Autumn leaves... outside the box

Well, the waiting is finally over. Sort of. The wait now is for this piece to dry enough to frame, hopefully by the end of this week. There are holiday shows to hang, and SOON, afterall.

Here's how the end game played out:

After the blue, a gray. This was one of those nervous moments when I wondered if I had made the right color choice.

But the final dark made it all happy again... whew!

I definitely like this boundary-breaking approach... I'll have to keep my eyes open for other images that would work well.

In the meantime, I'm moving forward on the new piece for the Underfoot series. Three colors are down... the three easiest ones to figure out. I think I have the next color sorted out in my head... but in the meantime I'm spending an awful long time carving with only a tiny pile of linoleum chips to show for it.

Seriously. Whose idea was it to carve all these little, tiny shapes? She should be reprimanded severely. Or at least denied dessert.


  1. denied dessert would just be too cruel :p

  2. The end product is beautiful - should get double dessert :)

  3. Your print changes so much between the final two stages! The result is quite striking -- and I like the broken plane of the work.

    Question about drying -- I use lithography transparent base from Graphic Chemical and have been having a great deal of trouble getting things to dry in a timely manner. What are some of the things you have tried, and what has worked?

    Good luck in your holiday shows.

  4. I love the way your aspen leaves turned out!!!

  5. Oh, yeah! Those aspen leaves busting out of the boundary of the print are just wonderful. As for the next lino in the Underfoot series, well, you really did need something to keep the squirrels in your brain busy, didn't you? ;~)

  6. I like those aspen leaves a lot. That blue colour is really vibrant.

  7. Fantastic. So much potential when you go outside the box!

  8. Breaking the visual boundary is fun isn't it? I've done it a few times over the years. I found it worked well in some of my early frog linos because it gave a feeling that they might jump out of the print! :)

    Looking forward to watching the new 'Underfoot' print evolve. Soooo complex.