© 2016 Hannah Phelps
This print might be done. It will stay attached to the block for at least a day to make sure.
After it is liberated, another piece of paper will take its place. It is good to print at least two right after carving to make sure the original idea has made it this far.
The "original idea" in this case was supposed to be the brightly colored dead leaves against the brightly colored snow shadows. Pitting vivid oranges against brilliant blues can be as exiting as an MMA fight, don't you think?
This close up view of the background doesn't show you most of the snow shadows, but it does highlight the woodgrain in the block and its relationship to the print. Kinda neat.
Along with printing this white-line woodcut, I carved and mixed ink for the marsh jigsaw print. Big day for a Saturday. Artists get to make their own hours which often means they work all hours. Time for a break now though. Back to the press on Monday.