Slow progress forward


Little Ms Hazel is coming near the end. A few more areas to darken & a bit more definition in others. My big quandary is whether to add a dog dish or not. Since I’m feeling lazy, I probably won’t add it it, but a bit more ground work is likely so she’s sitting on something. I hate it when critters look like they’re floating. A final ink color to decide as well….

The plate wiping is really the biggest thing to work through. It’s difficult to keep thin ink lodged in light scratches. I’ll try another paper brand to see if softer paper can pull the image out better. Thanks for the suggestion Carol! And a big thanks to Rosie for the ink suggestion too. It’s great to have so many printmaking friends!

Thursday I’ll be running the edition whether hell or high water! Fingers crossed!

This print is destined for the Leftovers Print Exchange organized by Amy  Nack in Boise Idaho. For more information click here: Wingtip Press and Leftovers.


Published by paperstew

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

11 thoughts on “Slow progress forward

  1. So, I have no pony in this race, but think a colored bowl would be spectacular!

    Must say, won’t matter what you decide… Always terrific!

    1. Well, the bowl would be the same color as the rest of the print, so no additional color there, unless I did a different technique called Chine Collee. I’ll certainly consider it tonight….

  2. Personally I like Miss Hazel just the way she is. You have made a slight drop shadow at her hind foot and tail so she appears grounded to me. This is really beautiful Gale.

    1. Thanks for the input Cathe! I’m not enthusiastic about adding additional stuff today. Hazel will be as herself. There can always be another edition later with a bowl.
      A few more tweaks today and I’m printing the edition of 15! This has been more fun than I remembered and maybe I’ll do another dog while I’m at it!

      1. We do have Somerset, which I like very much. I’m not familiar with others since its been so long since I’ve dabbled my toes into this area. I’ll have to Check whats out there and let you know.

      2. Somerset is a good all rounder, lovely for screen and good for relief printing with a little spritz from a water spray bottle. It takes stitching too. Bockingford tends to be stiffer, takes a lot of soaking so particularly good for cyanotype. I’m such a geek!

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