Wednesday, July 26, 2017

White-line Cards

The League of NH Craftsmen's Fair starts August 5 and that means that not only do I have to finish printing and bundling some of the prints I showed you last week, but I've had to get my note cards ready too.

Pictured above are some of the prints that have also become note cards. They will be available at the Fair, of course. If you can't wait, the 8-card packs are on the website and, for now, domestic shipping is free.

I have to get going and finish up some booth construction (if you want to see some photos of that, I've been sharing a bit on Instagram and Facebook). See you at the Fair!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Printing All Seasons

Two blocks and two prints, including Leaves in Winter

Prints in progress here. I am working on quite a few at once since the League of NH Craftsmen's Annual Fair is right around the corner. August 5-13, to be precise.

If you want to see any of these prints in person, visiting my booth, #407, at the Fair is a great idea.

Along with printing white-lines, printing at the DM Penny Press, framing and bundling, I am working on a new booth. Maybe I'll show you more next week, but right now, it looks like this:

Yes, my snowshoes are in the background. They stay there all year. It is appropriate that they show up in this post, though, because Leaves in Winter, pictured above, was inspired my snowshoeing experiences.

I won't be bringing them to the Fair, though. I'll have too much new art to carry.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bouy Composition Print

Printing another white-line block

The first print from a block is always a mixture of exciting and scary.

It is fun to see the shapes magically appear on paper - to witness the final act of a process that sometimes takes months.

But this is when thin lines reveal themselves by not holding colors separate from each other and seeing ink run all over the block is a bit annoying.

Also, there is no color on the block yet and that makes it hard to remember which hue goes in which shape. 

This block is readily transferring its pencil marks. It is impossible to tell how much that will matter in the final print until it is all done. So I better get back to it.

In the meantime, I'm printing a different block with oil ink on the Conrad Machine at DM Penny Press. You can see some of that on Instagram, including a little video of a print peeling off the block.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Reviving Another Old Idea

carved white-line block

I've started yet another white-line print.

This is from a painting I did quite a few years ago on site. You might not be able to tell yet, but these trees are in a field overlooking the ocean. Someone stuck a pumpkin in one of the branches and piled a few lobster buoys around the trunks. 

I am looking forward to printing this because lobster buoys often come in very bright colors and I can go a little wild if I want. I'll see how I feel with each one that I print.

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