Sunday, December 2, 2007

Under Watchful Eyes



I spent the afternoon trying to print up a linocut design for a seasonal card exchange. I'm pooped! Aside the fact that it was hard work using a barren to pull a bunch of prints, I had to deal with the pressure of an audience.......

My dogs kept a curious eye on me at all times; in part because they weren't sure if food was involved, in part because they heard me cussing quite a bit and didn't know if they were in trouble. For those who don't know, Shelly is the big dawg, a Hungarian Vizsla whose almost 7. Mabel is the lil' dawg, a Dapple Mini Dachshund whose about 9 months old. Quite a pair, especially when stalking squirrels (another sordid tale).

The card shot is a test. It's Akua Intaglio ink on sumi paper (the only paper I have as a rookie printmaker). I edged the card with a Krylon gold leaf pen for a little flair. Cardstock is parchment, 5x7.

4 comments:

Kim H. said...

WOW I love the print! It is wonderful worth all the cussing!

The pups are adorable in the chair!

Amie Roman said...

Like the change in orientation for the text. Better composition I think. Great execution of a wonderful idea!

Lesa said...

What cute fur babies! Love the card. Swearing must bring out the best in your creativity! Like the soaring birds.

Lisa Purcell said...

I believe the dogs are quite as interesting as the artwork. The artwork is awesome. Yet, I find myself gazing at the sweetest little faces instead of focusing on what you have posted by way of art.