The forest print stalled out a bit while I came down with the family epizudiac and did sit down work instead. But today I couldn't stand the suspense of what it will look like, so I did the standing up work of pulling the second block in the four proofs I have going (color tests on different papers). The second block is three colors, with three rollers to blend the colors on the block. My printmaking is getting more complex as I go along, but multiple colors also helps me keep the number of blocks needed at a minimum. This print will be three blocks total, which means three printings, instead of five or six if I did one for each color.
I started another print while I was doing sit down work. I flipped back through my travel sketchbooks from the year. I'd halfway forgotten about this moonrise watercolor from my September stay at Country Workshops. I thought at the time it would make a good print, but then I got distracted by further travels and shows. So it was good to get a start on this one as well. It will be two blocks, with grey cloud cover underneath this main one.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
Get studio email updates from Gideon and me.
To subscribe to this blog, by email: