Saturday, March 26, 2011

Etsy Front Page

My aphorism print - Worrying solves nothing - made it onto Etsy's front page last Thursday night.  I was asleep (of course) and missed it.  Other people were awake though because my shop views went through the proverbial roof.

Thank you RenataandJonathan for putting this Treasury together.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Double Pine

My most recent black and white tree print.  I like the ground plane - it has a nice interleaving texture.  Sometimes the sketch on the lino is only the first idea and that idea changes as I cut.

Double Pine is available for sale here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japanese Pine

Another black and white print!

This is my usual size - about 8" wide and 11" tall.  But I find myself considering using a full piece of paper which is 20" x 26" and use that size to jump up in scale considerably.  Still using trees.  Still in black and white.The idea has been in my mind for awhile - long skinny trunks with branches and needles only at the top.

So today I was looking at a print by Marten Hazelaar of anemones, which is just exactly what I was visualizing.  It is a stunning print.  So I had better get to work on mine.

Japanese Pine is available for sale here.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Pine Tree & Stream

Another black and white print - a little more complicated than my usual.  If I were to cut it again I would leave the trunk and branches completely black.  I do like the gravel walkway though.

Pine Tree & Stream is available for sale here.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Moss Green Forest

In this print  have combined two separate tree blocks which have been printed multiple times over a background of stripes.  When I look at it I am reminded of reforestation projects where the trees are planted in grids - all lined up in rows like sentinels.