My day job gives me a pleasantly long holiday break and I spent most of this winter's printmaking and framing finished works. The empty wall space in our house is becoming rarer and rarer even after moving some older framed drawings to my work office. And still I create more, more, MORE artwork. What are you gonna do? It's fun. It's flow. The next step might be wallpapering the ceiling. Because I do like keeping an eye on print babies after they've been born.
Anyway, I started a new piece, another reduction print. Being able to have so many more colors per print is too thrilling. Below is my working sketch, which is 12 inches tall by 20 inches long.
Below is the sketch with some rough color choices. I did more pre-planning of colors than ever before on this print. However, I still haven't decided on the 2 background colors. I'd like to do a few different colorways, possibly black with green and azure blue with green.
Below is a slideshow of the linoleum block showing the changes as I carved and inked it for each printing session.