Tuesday, February 21, 2017

9 Animal Linocuts

The first nine new animal linocuts are done! I do plan to make more since I'm still in the middle of making 100 Animals in my sketchbook and they fit in there well. Here are a couple more linocut blocks:

And here are some early morning printing results:

I originally designed them to be black and white with no color, but I had to try painting and they looked even better with color, so I painted them all!

And here they are all painted. Do you have a favorite?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's the first Valentine's Day that my daughter has been in school. So we had a great time making Valentines for everyone in her class. I used to love doing that all through elementary school. I don't remember what they looked like, but I remember spending lots of time on each one! Here is Tessa with her beautifully painted hearts.

And below is my sketchbook page from this morning. You can see more of the 100 Animals on my website. 

The last image is one of my favorites from last year, The Valentine Tree.

As long as there is a leaf growing on the Valentine Tree, there is still love in the world.

Happy Valentine's Day!