Saturday, April 17, 2010
In the Studio
I have been working in the studio everyday the past week. I have a print exchange due May 1st. It is titled "From All Directions" and the paper size is to be 8" x 20". After I finished my taxes last week I started to concentrate on finalizing my concept. Then I started drawing and cutting stencils and more drawing. I tore my paper, I transferred my image to linoleum. But I still wasn't sure what my final image would be. Normally I do reduction linocuts and once I am at the drawing stage, it is pretty much decided. But I am trying something different. I am trying to show depth of field using uncut linoleum as a monotype plate and cut linoleum. Here's a peek at my first effort. I don't like the white line around the figure so I pulled a ghost and like that better. So for the past few days I have been playing with the lightness and darkness of the background and the figure/fish. Yesterday I carved the linoleum. I think I have hit on my layout and my process. I will be printing in 3 pulls. Tomorrow I will still work out the colors. I am happy with greys and dark blues but I want to see what it will look like with noticeable blues. And maybe greens. Such a dilemma.