Monday, December 11, 2006

Bill's First Woodcut!


Blackburn Bridge, 4"x6". This is so waaay kewl. 8-] Start to finish in one day! Show-off! He even took the photo on our trip back to Blackburn in '03.

Scanned it in, turned it to b&w (using threshold), chalked the back, traced onto block, carved and printed. He finished up at midnight last night. An edition of 20.

I didn't touch a thing, just gave instructions and demonstrated. What a protege. 8- D

6 comments:

gknee said...

Kudos to Bill!!

Congrats, Ellen, on your protege!

Whey Kewel!!

Diane Cutter said...

What a great print! It has a 'starry, starry night' feel to it. Congratulations to both Bill and his most excellent teacher, you!

Ellen Shipley said...

Bill will appreciate the comparison, as Starry Night is a favorite of his. 8-]

Lin said...

Bill did an excellent job of capturing the original photo. I like the strong horizonals of the bridge against the verticals of the tree and lamp post.

PG Cork said...

Really quite wonderful!

Penny :)

Sam I Am said...

Hi Ellen...
Came to your blog thru the VIM group.. enjoyed it :)
hugs..Sandy