Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Winter Wren Lino
I'm anxious to get back to my reduction lino of the Green Heron but sometimes it pays to be patient and let things sit. So I decided to start this lino yesterday. As you can see it's simpler than normal for me. If I do anything more it will most likely be further simplification.
Before I began I did some leaf studies based on photos I've taken over the years, photos taken specifically for this purpose. Sometimes planning pays off! So above is a sheet of ballpoint pen sketches. I knew I wouldn't use them exactly as is but I was hoping that I'd gain some knowledge of the structure of various leaves that would help me in the print.
If I'm lucky I'll finish the proofing and perhaps print an edition tomorrow, much earlier than my usual schedule for the holidays. Normally I'm mailing these off on December 24th.