Sunday, March 30, 2008

Back in the saddle

These are proofs of an unfinished print I had set down quite some time ago. A hot potato that's gotten cold. But I'm reheating it. It's experimental, so we'll see how it goes. The image is of the tide flats at Indian Point just below the bluff in the headlands, a protected wildlife habitat area next to my house. I'm always struck by the interesting patterns the tides create down there. They change quickly, especially after a storm.
I figure I'll be cutting more blocks for this print. I had gotten stuck and didn't know quite what to do next with it. One reason I set it down. And now I know exactly what I need to do. A friend had said he liked it at this point and didn't think I needed to do anything more with it. I have this image in my head and this isn't it. So when does one stop?
Well here are some of the plates and proofs using three blocks. I'll probably end up using 6-7. I can see that I'll be re-cutting a couple already. It's a fairly large image for a block print.

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