Sunday, December 27, 2015

"Sisters"

Woodcut
Black ink on Stonehenge paper with hand coloring with watercolors
4" x 4" (image)

The title of this piece is because it was created for the same cousin for whom I made First Hatched. She had her second little girl this year.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

"Hopping Down the Path"

White line woodcut (unique print)
Watercolors on 140 lb Canson watercolor paper
9" x 12" (image) 11" x 14" (paper)  

This is the latest print for the Dancing in the Garden series. I'm pleased with the composition for the boy character's solo. However, this first proof is printed in very bright colors, which evokes a cheerful mood, but it doesn't convey autumn enough for the book. I think I'll have to print it a few more times in various color palettes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"Behind the Fence"

White line woodcut (unique print)
Watercolors on 140 lb Canson watercolor paper
9" x 12" (image) 11" x 14" (paper)  

The imagery for this print was inspired by an event at the Wyck House last spring. The series of festivals held at Wyck were called "Behind the Fence", hence the title of this print. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

"Violin Lesson"

"Music is my balance... center of my life." 
-Mandy Patinkin 

This is a white line woodcut print I made for my daughter's violin teacher. The image is approximately 5" x 7", watercolors printed on 120 lb. watercolor paper.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Owl and Cat In Love is now for sale!

Announcing the release of Owl and Cat In Love! 

Edward Lear's nonsense poem "The Owl and the Pussycat" is the most familiar, published, and illustrated of all of the nineteenth-century, English artist's works.

This version is a wordless reimagining of Lear's poem through fine art woodcuts. While the imagery is inspired by Lear's text, it frequently presents unique interpretations and embellishments.  You can view all of the woodcuts from the series in this Pinterest album



The book is 10" x 10" Smythe sewn case bind (hardcover,) color offset printing, 40 pages plus printed end sheets. First edition of 500. Retail price of $20.00. 

Get a signed copy (FREE SHIPPING for US customers) by contacting me directly at marfknox (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject line "Cats A-Z."

Or purchase it online through my Etsy Shop (cheaper US shipping) or my Amazon Store.