I've been struggling to figure out what kind of work to do from my small watercolors of Paris. I tried both color monotypes and acrylic paintings on paper and wasn't happy with the results from either.
Working on two different black and white print projects clarified my mind. I've enjoyed the color, multi-block prints I've been doing lately, but if I'm not restricted to staying exactly on my original drawing (so the other colors can match up), there's more fun and freedom to the carving process.
I also just like the strong graphic nature of the black and white, and I think a series of B&W prints would make a nice contrast to the watercolors. so I started this one yesterday, and I'm really enjoying the process so far.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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