Another life-size pen and ink drawing (extra fine point rolling ball pen) — this one of Shannon and Danielle partially robed, about 90 inches by 45 inches on Arches 300lb hot press watercolor paper…
“Danielle”, August 9, 2004, 22 x 8 inches, woodblock print from 16 cherry plywood blocks, dry pigment and charcoal in paste of rice starch on Iwano Ichibei hosho, 16 sheets printed.
“Shannon and Danielle seated”, June 30, 2004, 15 x 10 inches, woodblock print from 24 cherry plywood blocks, dry pigment and neri-zumi in paste of rice starch on Iwano Ichibei hosho, 24 sheets printed. I love this frank image of the two girls seated on the box in my studio!
In this print I not only appreciate the quiet moment portrayed, but wished especially to challenge myself with the pinstripe pattern in Danielle’s robe. I was ecstatic when the tiny sections of stripes in each block were accurately registered during printing into a believable image. Whoopee! But the most beautiful areas of the print may […]