I finally drummed up the courage to do some tweaking of the female eider, a decision I don't really regret except for the extra time and aggravation that ensued at a time when efficiency was preferred.
|Eider linocut: Step 10|
|Eider linocut: Step 11|
Hm. Too wet. That's okay, I'll do it tomorrow.
Hm. Too wet. I'll wait another day.
Hm. Still too wet. @#$% white ink added to lighter color must be slowing everything down. Wait some more.
I started and stopped the gray pass three times, but finally have accomplished it. Just the black to go now, but of course everything's too wet. Again.
|Eider linocut: Step 12|
We'll call the female finished at this stage. Overall the piece is okay as it is, but I think one more dark in the male will really finish it off.
I think I have time to do just one more black and white piece and then we'll call the exhibition done. There are a dozen more ideas I'd like to pursue, but time is just about up.