Clockwise from top left: woodblock with transferred drawing, plein air oil painting from Appledore Island last summer, tracing paper with line drawing, pencil drawing/value study with Sharpie outline
The DM Penny Press is still evolving into a bigger, better space. While it finishes this lovely transformation, the bottle jack press is helping in the home studio. Small things like a little 6"x8" are perfect for it, though, technically, it can handle something as big as 16"x16".
Anyway, the new little wave and the marsh scene must wait for the Conrad Mchine Press to be ready for us again, so I started this little one at home. Before the DM Penny Press opened, my homemade bottle jack press got me through about 10 prints (you can see some of them here), including some Collector Christmas cards.
Yesterday, after a long day of printing, I finished layer 1:
Soon, I will be printing in a studio overlooking the Merrimack River. Last time, you saw a bright scene of New York. Yesterday, this was the less than inspiring view from the home studio (taken when it wasn't sleeting):
At least it wasn't tempting to play outside.