Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Portrait Lab March 14

If you look back at my Portrait Lab from March 8, I've been working (or trying to work out) ways to translate some portraits into a print form - woodblock and/or lino. Here are my first *very crude* attempts at lino printing, and I can say I have a whole new appreciation for this art form. I recently visited the Walter J Phillips show at the AGA, and was taken with how beautiful his woodblock prints are. It was inspiring.
Needless to point out, my prints look nothing like his. More like the inbred-toothless-distant relative.

Often around this time of year, it feels as though Spring will never arrive. It's snowing right now, in fact. And here's the *proof*
(sorry for the bad pun. but not really)