I did this watercolor last month in Tower Grove Park, not really thinking about anything except the sketch itself. After I got home, though, I kept thinking about it and wanting to make a print from it. When I started looking at it, though, I decided I didn't have quite enough information in my sketch to do a full print from. On my next trip to St. Louis, I did a more detailed pencil sketch to supplement.
I started carving this one on my vacation in the mountains and proofed the first block when I got home.
I'm trying two different colored papers to see which I like better.
Yesterday I spent most of the day carving the key block, and I'm continuing to work on it today.
Hopefully by dinner time I'll be able to put the two together on paper and see where I am. Stay tuned....
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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