“That looks tedious!” exclaimed a tall fifty-something man recently as he watched me carve a linoleum block. I was working at Gallery North, the cooperative gallery to which I belong. I find that between visitors I can sometimes get some carving done. After a deep breath, I smiled and replied, “On a good day, it is meditative.” He harrumphed and finished his browsing.
|My newest print at an early stage of carving.|
I get asked the question”how long does it take?” all the time. I envy the people who can participate in the “a sketch a day” or “daily painting” rituals. There is simply nothing quick about my work. Here’s a list of the steps involved in making one of my prints: