New Elmwood Print
I've been working this week on a second Elmwood Cemetery print. It's one of my favorite places in Memphis, a historic cemetery with gorgeous old trees and sculptures. It was funny to have this already drawn out to work on last week and then arrive at my sister's to have her show me Huntsville's version of Elmwood (and apparently even older, beginning in 1816) where I walked every morning while I was there.
I've been carving the last three days. Here it is after the first day of work.
Last night I finally got to proof it and see what it looks like. Here's the first peek. Today I'm listening to the Cardinals on the radio and doing some clean up. I'll proof it again soon.
This new piece is a companion to one I did last year of Elmwood. I'm still working on the Shakertown print as well, but it's hard to get all the different blocks lined up together and carved just right. It's nice to take a break and do just a one color block, which isn't nearly as exacting. And I like the graphic power of black and white.
7/11/2013 05:42:28 pm
Hey Martha, These are wonderful! I love your work!
7/13/2013 03:13:01 pm
Thanks, Jason! It's one of my favorite places to go paint. I need to get there more often -- it's not on my way to anywhere, and I kind of forget, and then I get there and fall in love all over again.
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Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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