I've just recently started to get back printmaking and I wanted to share with you a valuable piece of equipment my hubby made me to help in my carving. This is an adjustable carving easel that has eased all of my neck and upper back pain. The wooden pegs are adjustable so it can accommodate varying sizes of plates. When not in use, it folds up flat for easy storing.
I worked on two linoleum blocks this past weekend and did some printing. A sample of a few of my bird drawings. I was even able to use up some of my left over ink to try my hand at a drawing a monoprint image, which is the Madonna image upper left
I made a few attempts are dry point etching last night. The image on the right was the result of over wiping and the bird image on the left was a more successful print. I think I need to use Q-tips to spot wipe more detailed areas.
This female figure print was done last year and I re-posted with some photomanipulation to give it a different twist.
The black and white monoprint piece came about when I was in my studio getting ready to print and while shuffling my prints around I came up with this composition. They are two seperate monoprints that have been sewn together and then collage with fibers and thread.