Monday, February 10, 2014

Linocut in Progress: Cormorants nearing completion. Maybe.

After all that fussing around looking for the right rusty color I thought gray would be a piece of cake. Or at least a piece of soft lino. Wrong-o.

It's a nice-looking gray. Transparent. Not too blue, not too brown.

Looks nice rolled up on the block.

Assorted gray adjustments

Eek. Too green on the print! Adjust. Eek! Too light. Adjust. Eek! Too dark.

Cormorant linocut: Step 8

Finally, as Goldilocks would say. Just right.


  1. Wow! Its beautiful. Very good work.
    Thank you
    Its been rewarding seeing the progress.

  2. I love seeing your process; I get so much out of it, including courage!

    Curious: What do you do with the 'Eek!' prints?

  3. I'm always impressed with your ability to see what seems like 10 steps ahead in the reduction printing! Hopefully someday I'll learn to wrap my head around it!


  4. Monique... it depends on how "eeky" they are. Sometimes they get trashed, sometimes they get cut up for collages that almost never get made, and once in a while they get pulled as their own "variant" and signed as a "proof."

    That doesn't happen very often, since once a print gets pulled from the lineup I use it to test other colors or proof carving stages and it becomes a mess.