linoleum block print proof
see below for info on the final edition of prints
I saw this woman having an outdoor lunch with a friend last July at Sisters (Oregon) Quilt Show. It brings me back to many years ago when I was mostly drawn to painting older women--I loved it! Of course, I wasn't almost an "older woman" myself then, so it felt very different!
Here is a photo of the actual block I carved. As I do it, I fill in the uncut portion with black marker to make it easier to see what's happening. I haven't done a linocut in a couple of years and have really been itching to. This was a fun challenge. I wasn't sure how I was going to manage the mid-tones of her face, but I think it works pretty well. I'm just glad you can't hear my remarks when the knife slipped so many times!!!
Specs and Cost: final prints hand-pulled and printed on 100% cotton, acid free Rives Lightweight paper with oil-based ink
edition of 8 original prints including the Artists Proof
$40 plus $10 s/h
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