Saturday, June 6, 2015

Dancing in the Garden: Purple Dress Solo

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

This is the much improved proof of the print I posted about yesterday. I made the dress a bit more purple, I darkened some of the shadows, I added some purples and oranges to the red leaves, and I generally got a cleaner, sharper image because I set up a better registration block. This took me three hours to print just once, and that was with a block that was already painted up and saturated with color from the first proof. But worth it!

The photograph isn't great, but it was the best I could do at the moment. White line woodcuts are difficult to get a good photograph, so I'll have to work that out.

1 comment:

  1. I love this. I know how slow it is to do just one print. (I leave an extra wide margin and pin the paper to the board to get good registration). However, I find people like them. I have not tried western w/c paper but use a fairly heavy weight Hosho, does it work just as well?