Monday, April 19, 2010

"Squaretail" White Line finished

I think I could spend the rest of my days fishing for, catching and printing brookies.

Spent the last couple hours tonight finishing up this print. It took about 10 hours from start of inking to finish, but at least half that time was hemming and hawwing about which color goes where. I won't have that problem with the next ones, as the block is as colorful as the print itself, and all the colors are now mixed.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A few more colors added, and it's starting to take shape...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Progress steps

I finished up carving last night, and got the first few colors inked in:

Once the inking gets started, it goes pretty quickly:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brook Trout White Line Print

I started a new white line print, this time a brookie. I got the image from the last Great Waters Expo, from the folks at Three Rivers Lodge in Labrador. One of these days, I'll take my son, and together we'll fly up there and catch one of these beauty's. Until then, I'll have to make do with printing them...

I got the image transferred earlier:

now comes the tedious task of carving the lines:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cherry Tree

To go along with the botanical "theme" I've been working on this spring, I finished up an image of a cherry tree, to go along with the pear I pulled last week, and the plum I'll be doing soon.

I think a bright purple/blue plum is going to look good along side these cherries and next to the pear.

I've got some pretty good photos of our plum tree in all it's glory from the last couple years, but I can't find them. Gotta keep looking...