That task accomplished, it was time to turn my attention to this weekend's demo at Abend Gallery in Denver. It's a very laid-back sort of demonstration event, with several artists working throughout the gallery. Printmaking isn't well understood by many visitors, so I like to have work in various stages available to share with people.
Of course there isn't a lot of time between now and Saturday, so this new edition is small and the design is simple.
|Terns, reduction linocut, Step 1|
The problem with images that feature white birds is that they give themselves away so early in the game. Yep, two birds in flight.
The next step involved some amusing little areas of spot inking... If by amusing one means fiddly and not particularly dramatic or rewarding. Which I do.
In fairness, at least this sort of thing only requires a small batch of ink and cleanup is quick and easy.
|Terns, reduction linocut, Step 2|
Step three and we're already at the halfway point. I think. I haven't yet come to terms (terns?) with what to do with all that background. In my references the sky is just a flat, deep blue. Not terribly exciting.
|Terns, reduction linocut, Step 3|
In the meantime... I've just had a request from our local newspaper for some photos and info about area birds for an upcoming feature. After all these seabirds it will be nice to think about "my" critters for a little bit!