I took the easy path yesterday. Started work on the wolf pastel while the linocut still sits feeling neglected. I was able to block in the base coat of the pastel with Gouache and soft pastel sticks. Also a little detail for the yellow flowers.
This weekend I'm going to try and start a linocut that I drew out a while ago and then put aside until I felt ambitious. Also a new pastel from a great wolf photograph I saw on the internet. Big plans...just need to follow through!!
Stumbled upon a great little video posted by printmaker Thomas Shahan. The video gives a small history of relief printmaking and then a demo of the artist working on one of his prints. The detail he is able to get from the wood carving is fantastic.
Finished the new pastel over the last few days. I enjoy this medium so much more than my trials and tribulations with watercolor. With pastels and acrylics I seem to be able to work past of fix mistakes. Watercolor, for me. is very unforgiving!
Baseball practice has started so I can't seem to find much time downstairs with my art. Thinking another pastel will be the easiest for me to work on. Watercolor is too frustrating and lino or woodblock too time consuming.
I studied art many, many years ago, then drifted away from it pursuing a living. Ten years ago, through a love for photography, I revisited my art and creative side.
In this new adventure, I discovered printmaking. Linocuts and woodblock work hold so many surprises for me.
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