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Buddha (veil)

I’ve been steadily working on this reduction woodblock for the 
last 10 weeks ( an unprecedented amount of time for me to spend on 
one block!), today I printed the 17th
reduction and promptly
declared that I was done after the last 
print was pulled.
I kept thinking I could take it a few steps farther,
but my instinct said 
“stop & let it go”.

I’m not sure yet what I want to do next,
but I’m sure it’ll be small, simple & quick!
“Buddha (veil)”
16″ X 24″
sumi ink on Torinoko paper
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2 Oct 2011

Sunday printing

After a long day of
carving yesterday (six hours to be exact),
I was able to print the ninth reduction
on my current woodblock
this morning.
The prints are still damp here,
so the ink is considerably darker in
the photo than what it’ll look like when the prints
are dry.
4 Sep 2011

plodding along, part 2…

Today I printed the
eighth reduction on
the current print that
I’m working on,
here’s the block ready to go..
and the resulting print…
The paper has begun to stretch
slightly out of shape, so perfect
registration has become an issue.
I’m hoping to complete
this sometime in September,
it’s turned out to be more complicated
than I expected. But at least
the image is beginning to take shape!
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27 Aug 2011

plodding along…

This current reduction woodcut
that I’m working on is a 
continuation of my
“draped” Buddha head theme.

This image is more complex that the last one, 
with the drape being transparent.
Something I’ve never tried before in a 
woodcut, so we’ll see if I can
 pull this one off!

The trouble with reduction prints
is that it takes some time for
the image to begin to “appear” and
actually look like something.
This process has definitely 
taught me patience!
Today I printed the sixth reduction,
with the Buddha’s face just beginning to
show in the upper left corner.
13 Aug 2011

Buddha (mourning drape)

Prior to starting on this print, I made
a conscious decision to change up a few things.
Specifically, my imagery & method of working had to go
in order to grow a bit.
I wasn’t sure why, but just felt an
inexplicable tug pulling me off in a new direction.

I’m not sure what to do next,
but I really enjoyed figuring out how to carve & print 
these folds and drapes.  So perhaps another
“drape” print is in the near future.

I ended up doing fourteen reductions on this block.
Eight prints were completed, and once
I flatten & sort through them, I may
have an edition of four.
4 Jul 2011

almost there…

I’m nearly close to finishing this print, at this point
I’m slowly darkening the background, one
subtle layer at a time.
The prints are still damp (and buckled) here, so the background
appears dark. But once the ink is 
completely dry it will lighten considerably. 
So not sure yet how much darker I will go on it.

A better quality pic will be coming soon!

26 Jun 2011