June 17, 2006 Today I am about a third of the way through another pen and ink drawing, this one of my god-daughter, Lily… Although Lily is usually smiling and showing off, I liked her ambiguous expression in this image… Yesterday noon, Lily and her Mom, Sarah, showed up at the studio with a half-hour [...]
“Lily & Sarah (Spring Becomes Summer)”, August 17, 2004, 9 x 8 inches, woodblock print from 32 cherry plywood blocks, dry pigments in rice flour paste on Iwano Ichibei hosho, 48 sheets printed — another failed attempt to realize ‘full color’ in a woodcut.
Woodblock print: Study in Pink and Blue (for Baren Forum’s NUDE CALENDAR EXCHANGE), image about 9″ x 6″, a bit smaller than chuban, water colors, completed August 26th, 2003. Twenty impressions from two reduction blocks on each of seventy sheets of Yamaguchi Hosho paper — most impressions ruined by leaky roof in studio.
My primary model for seven years, Sarah, with her daughter, Lily in her blue jelly flip-flops. Oban Moku-hanga three color (Prussian Blue, Quinacidrone Magenta, Sumi) reduction on three blocks in 19 block states. One basswood block and two shina plywood blocks. On Baren Mall Yamaguchi Hosho paper (very nice!). Fifty sheets printed in all. Twenty-three [...]