Couldn’t ask for a better afternoon to spend in the studio. Rain and generally blustery weather. Gusts should get upwards of 30-40mph tonight, nothing compared to my Welsh friends and their hurricane level winds. So, it was a good opportunity to work on the fox sparrow. I focused on darkening lines and removal of background linoleum. The block is only 4″x 6″ and composed of gold linoleum. I’ve discovered the gold variety to be a much nicer surface to cut or scratch with the etching needle. Getting around the delicate claws and feet of the bird will be a tad challenging. Maybe that will be for tomorrow. I’m not in a big hurry with this print. The deadline isn’t until April.
The love cards continue drying on the print rack. Dave was hoping to start writing in them this morning, but it will have to wait. Oil based ink takes a while to dry, especially when the studio isn’t super warm. Maybe Sunday. He spent the day at work so it’s not like he was around much anyway. The China trip is fast approaching for him. No, I won’t be going. Someone has to stay here with the crazy critter household. 🙂