Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Two New Prints

Space, and reasonably clean space, is at a premium. So I have to grab printing opportunities where and when I can. Last night was one such opportunity.
And not everything works; I pulled one test print and discovered that the image communicated nothing, and was forced to discard all plans for printing it. Not a good feeling. But the other two worked better, although I'm still having ink issues (ignorance is not bliss in this case. I need more information!).
First is the local just up the street from where we live in Cadboro Bay. Difficult to figure out what to concentrate on and what to ignore when carving the block.
The second image, well, I have to work on how to reinforce sections of the medium when pursuing fine detail. But the image itself is, I think, simple and communicative.
The original source is a found photograph from the mid-1950s. It is the first in a new series of figure studies.