Snowshoe Hare Progress

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Snowshoe  Hare linocut in progress

Snowshoe Hare linocut in progress

During the last amazing week of Da Ping Luo‘s visit to StoneTrigger Press, we hiked, ate, ran and of course made prints! Da is working on a a video series of artists profiles, and I am super excited to be included in that. I can’t wait for it to come out!

I proofed my 24″ x 18″ rabbit onto 27″ x 21″ Fabriano Paper. It is looking awesome! I am going to cut a little bit more on his belly so that it will look lighter, more white, that his back. I am also doing a bit more on the foreground.  That will be complete this week.

Da made a great print, He carved a fish and printed it in both black and later orange and red. Here is a photo that he took of his prints along with the source drawing. It is really super, he was a natural.

photo by Da Ping Luo

photo by Da Ping Luo

Stonetrigger Guest in the House!

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Hilary Lorenz wearing a hand printed linocut Pisces backpack

Hilary Lorenz wearing a hand printed linocut Pisces backpack

Last night my good friend Da Ping Luo arrived in New Mexico and today we had some fun in the studio. I was very lucky to have Da shoot some of the work I am doing. The latest item is this Pisces backpack, there is one available on Etsy. I am very excited that Da will be here for a week.

This will be super brief because we are on our way to dinner and dinner hour in NM is very short. But in the meantime, here is the new bag.

Pisces hand printed linocut backpack

Pisces hand printed linocut backpack

“Buddy” is back! Now on a cinch bag

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Linocut printed bag with hand coloring

Linocut printed bag with hand coloring

Buddy is back and this time he is on the front of a heavy duty cinch bag.

This is a custom bag. It is a delicious pink heavy duty canvas bag with the original colors of the “Buddy” linocut. Because it can be difficult to match the ink from the original print, I took into consideration the color and weave of the bag. Once printed I felt Buddy was lacking a  bit of detail, so I went in with a brush and hand painted highlights of white and yellow so that he will really sing!
I also got  my nifty “Stonetrigger Press” stamp so that I am able to stamp each bag making them very unique to the press. Each linocut was hand carved and if you want a custom bag, you have over 50 linocuts to chose from and 5 different color bags all from my Etsy Store.

A custom linocut printed bag with hand drawings

A custom linocut printed bag with hand drawings

Buddy is now dry and ready to be sent to his new home!

The Language of Animals

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Rabbit Linocut beginning, 24" x 18"

Rabbit Linocut beginning, 24″ x 18″

I was a quiet on the blog this past week, but not quiet in the studio. After a big clean-up, I began this 24″ x 18″ rabbit linocut. It is  half way carved and I hope to complete it by Sunday. The rabbit will be in my exhibition at Lake George Project Space in Lake George, NY, in November. The title of the exhibition is “The Language of Animals.”

The exhibition will be of large prints and drawings collaged onto the walls similar to my Wave Hill exhibition last fall. The biggest difference is all the animals and mountains I plan to draw and print will be from the Adirondack Mountain region.

The gallery is having a  benefit exhibition this summer and I plan to make a whole series of Adirondack Animals in the 5″ x 7″ format I have been printing. Between now and June I will make a new moose, shrew, fox, Canadian lynx, weasel, raccoon, woodcut, beaver, bat, and bobcat. I may also make a new river otter since the last one was so popular. If you have a favorite ADK animal, please let me know. After a short studio break, I will be back in full force doing 3-4 different prints a week!