Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Ride 'Em Cowboy!"

Image: 6" x 7.25"
Hand-pulled Linoleum block print on Rives Lightweight paper
Edition size: 10 plus 1 artist's proof
$65 includes s/h
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Finished! I am much happier with this than I thought I would be yesterday! I was thinking that the lines showing the highlights on the horse were ruining the effect of the large black shape, but it seems to have balanced out fine with the rest of the detail. I was also not happy with the difference in the marks made--the area of dust had one kind and the horse had another. I think that putting similar marks in those sections gave the image more unity. It's all such a learning experience!

I printed this on a creamy paper--Rives Lightweight. I love that paper. It almost feels like fabric and takes the ink beautifully.


Carolyn Finnell said...

What fun! Great life and movement. I appreciate the challenge of "thinking backward" that lino-block carving takes.

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, awesome.
Happy travels!