Darkening the dog


There are always parts I want to go back change in any of my prints. Certain sections that should have received more shadow, certain colors that really didn’t alter much. For the most part, I think it’s going alright (except for that foot). I’m still learning how far to push values and resolving an image. Restraining myself to blue was more challenging than previous prints. Granted, I’ve actually printing violets over the blue to warm things up, so it’s not all blue I’m working with. It’s just a shift to a different section of the color wheel.

Next color might not have been dark enough. I went through a couple of tests and screen washings to get to this.


Today, I had a studio partner. I think he just wanted to keep me from working. He happened to lay down RIGHT in my pathway to the drying rack. Silly dog!


He had me up at 4:30am and that certainly put a crimp on my brain. I should finish the print Tuesday. Hopefully Dave will return from Victoria BC tomorrow and life back to normal.

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

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