|"Chiming Bells," reduction linocut, 7" x 5", edition of 20-something!|
The title of this post should probably be "Chiming Bells Linocut: The Poorly Documented Finish," but hey...
I'm sort of jumping the gun by putting the final image at the head of the post, but since I neglected to take photos of one of the intermediate steps I figured I'd go ahead and let you see how it ended and you can skip the rest if you like.
Lots of things conspired to keep me from performing my documentation duties this past week. I had company. I had a birthday. I had a cold. I had an exhibition opening in another part of the state. (And I won an award there, too. Yay!) Excuses, excuses, I know. But after all that it felt really good to finally get back to the studio and wrap this up.
If you're still with me after all this whining, here's the one intermediate step that I did photograph:
|Chiming bells linocut almost finished, Step 14.|
I liked the darker teal green color in the background, but it still didn't seem quite rich enough. I carved a little more and printed a transparent brown... which I quite liked but of course neglected to photograph. I also liked putting some subtle shapes in the background instead of just that flat dark, so I carved a few more leaves and stems and hit the whole thing with one more pass of the dark blue-brown after that and called it done.
As for that award I mentioned... "Dinner Party" won an Award of Merit at the Colorado Governor's Show this past weekend. The show continues at the Loveland Museum through May 29. Do try to give it a look if you're in the neighborhood. Although I'm sorry to say that you've already missed the "La Traviata" flash mob performed at the opening by the Loveland Opera, but you can see a video here.
|"Dinner Party," reduction linocut won an Award of Merit at the Colorado Governor's Show.|