Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Finished. No foolin'!

"Six Cormorants and a Duck"
Can you find the duck?

The biggest prank of my first day of April was meted out by this crazy single color linocut. I mean, really. It's taking HOW long to rub a decent print?

For today I pulled just seven prints on Awagami kozo and two on Arches hot press watercolor paper. (For hand-coloring experiments.) Between the recent carving and printing marathons my wrist is just too, too tired to do much more right now.. but that's the good thing about single color! I don't HAVE to print the entire edition at once. (Although going through all the cleanup knowing I have to do it again isn't very much fun.)

But, ooh.... when you look at this, can't you just imagine a series of blended rolls under all this line work? Yeah. Later.

For the next day or two I need to turn my attention to some contract projects, and then it will be time to take a deep breath and finish the eiders. I also need to start drawing up another single color image, because it would be silly to have only one in the exhibition.  I have about three weeks left to get everything done! Yikes!


  1. Lovely! And the *almost* hidden duck is a nice touch. I could definitely see some blended rolls under this -- but it's also fine and dandy just as it is. Now...give that poor wrist a little rest!

  2. where waldo? but with a duck instead :p

    give the wrist some rest, really deserve it after all this work you have been producing

  3. Thanks, Kathleen and Jen. Just one day of no carving or printing went a long way to making me feel better. Which is a good thing, since I still need to try to produce two more images before April 17! Yikes!

  4. I don't know--it's pretty gorgeous just the way it is. I love this black and white print. I sure know what you mean about the wrist, though.

  5. This is a beautiful print. In addition to the cormorants,the rocks really look nice. They appear to have seaweed on them and have a heavy wet appearance that not every artist can get on paper.