Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Second Carving

Second carving, still no print yet. I carved more space for the slanting light on the door. It ought to work. Also the white space behind and under the door.

Next step: ink it up. I'm not certain how many copies I'll make yet. A small number, but allow for spoileds.

I'm also wondering if I should make a couple shades of yellow?

Reduction Block -- 1st Carving

1st carving of Letting Go. I will also be carving out the space under the door and between the door and the wall.
1st printing will be a yellow-orange, as I see it now. That may change when I get into class today.
Just occured to me to carve the "light" on the door in the panel -- more white space at the bottom of the door in the pattern. Don't need another color, just more white space.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Happy 33rd Anniversary

castle schuyler house 9"x12"

I carved this over the summer. In fact, I had started to google likely castles to use when Bill discovered the Norman Keep at Castle Cardiff and tweaked it. Perfect! The trick has been to keep him from seeing it before the 9th. I'm fairly confident he won't look in here. ;->

Woodcut on Baltic birch (and was it a bitch!). I utilized the direction of the grain for the cloud action, but it fought me all the rest of the block. I'm wondering if Belinda DelPesco's technique of staining the block then using polyurithane wouldn't have helped with all the chipping. I may try that for the next one.

The Bookkeeper

The Bookkeeper 4"x6"

This is the bookkeeper with a watercolor wash. This is done with all cool colors (see primary colors on right). I have a mental block where warm and cool blues are concerned, so it really helped to color the pile of books in the primaries. All the other colors are made with those three colors (slim book in the pile is all of them combined to make a cool grey).

Next task is to color one using all warm colors. After awhile I'm bound to be able to keep the ultramarine and thalo blue in place.