I have been up against a self-imposed deadline. During February, I am the featured artist at the Bloomington Bagel Company. Besides the fabulous bagels, the venue has a large white, well-lit wall, and my people (folks who like or buy my art) eat there. So I wanted to get several leaf prints finished.
|Everyseed bagels are my sustenance of choice.
But be safe — don’t eat in your studio.
One of the prints in question is a circular print (see the paper behind me in the picture.) I started this image by printing a flat (no carving yet) of a rather intense yellow. Often a bright first layer will look positively pale by the time other layers are applied.
|A layer of red makes the orange-yellow too intense!|
|A very faint green keeps the brightness better, but now more layers are needed.|
|Complex carving makes for slow-going finishing a print.|