Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 11 - big success

I had a very good work day today.
I think I made my best print ever.
It's a 6 colour woodblock reduction print.

It took 8 hours and I have 3 prints.

I used gold flecked mulberry paper. I think its double layer paper but I'll have to check on that.

What I discovered is the more ink on the mulberry paper the better. It seems to get stronger layer after layer which is a good thing cause there's a lot of ink on there now. I have no idea if they will be dry for the show but, c'est la vie.

I'm not going to show you my print yet. You'll have to wait until the unveiling this week at my opening. I can't tell you how very excited I am about it. There's other news to go with this excitement feeling but again, I have to wait on it to talk about it so, on with today's show and tell.

This morning I headed out for my daily walk. I was very focused on colour. Now that I have finished my print I think I was getting ready to do a colour reduction in my head even as I observed things on my path.

It started with this tree as I turned the first corner.
Orange flowers all over it.

After that I kept looking for more colour.


Aqua? Teal?

Aqua. Green.

Buttons for coats of many colours.

Turquoise. Red.

Every colour under the sun.
Shell pink.


cs said...

I can taste the excitement.

The aqua teal and green colour range is also otherwise known as Italian porch green, at least in Ottawa. Or maybe this is strictly my family's observation: my grandfather was a house painter and he used these sorts of colours a lot. There's not as much of that nowadays, but the sight of a teal-painted driveway or railing or whatever (rocks, flower boxes, etc) brings me back to my childhood.

redcatdance said...

In Sudbury where I grew up I associate the colour white with the Italians in my neighbourhood. But i don't think there were many porches on my block. I do recall stones, rocks and old tires used as planters, all painted white. Interesting.