Thursday, October 25, 2012

Next steps: Mystery linocut in progress

Too bad I combined color passes three and four in one photo. This could have been a longer post. ;-)

Can you spot the critter that's about to emerge from the foliage?

Another green-to-green blend for the third pass, and yet another for the fourth pass.

And now there's trouble in the studio because the transparent base I ordered at the beginning of October has been backordered until the end of November. I've tried to order from another source, we'll see if they come through.

If it's backordered everywhere I'm in a world o' hurt, 'cause I'm OUT and I use a lot of it. I was sure I had another can in the closet, but it seems to have sprouted legs and scuttled away. I do have some from a different manufacturer, but I don't like it... too sticky. Hmmm. Good thing I'm prepared for a little more ink opacity in the upcoming color passes.


  1. (about running out of a much used material) Don't you just hate it when that happens! I feel your pain. If it gets back ordered for longer and if it is something I can get hold of in the uk I could always post it on to you. If you let me know the name and brand. I can see what I can do.

  2. hmmm nope can't figure out the critter *scratches head*

    i hate when supplies grow legs, but sometimes they break a leg and are found again :p

  3. My eyes see a magpie, but I was totally off base on the duck, so who knows! Maybe you should start calling these posts "Sherrie's Rorschach tests".

    I hope your wandering transparent base comes back home soon. I wonder if art supplies go to that same parallel universe that pens and socks go to...

  4. Gabrielle wins! Yep, magpie... At least that's the plan.

    I'd be really happy, Jennifer, if that can broke its legs and turned up. I found 3 cans of things I never use anymore... which is decided UNhelpful.

    Thanks for the offer, Lisa! I'm headed to the big city at the end of next week and might be able to mooch some from a fellow printmaker there, at least to tide me over. I hope so!