Narwhal, 10″ x 8″ linocut available on Stonetrigger Press Etsy $20.
It is a whale? Is it a unicorn? Did a unicorn mate with a whale? It is a narwhal, over 80,000 of them live in arctic waters. The males boasts a long tusk, which is actually a tooth, they sometimes have two tusks. The tusks have over 10 million nerve cells and can be 10 feet long. These are clearly sensitive creatures!
This is print number 40! It is hard to believe, 40 prints since January 1, and it is only February 17! This, is my favorite of all the prints. It is a reduction linocut. The first layer is printed with a rainbow roll of color, then part of the block get cut away and the narwhal appears. It is then printed a second time in the press, same sheet of paper. In fact I like this print so much, I am going to being a small artist book with a story about the narwhal. Are there any writers out there who may want to collaborate?
Check out my Facebook page to see 9 steps of the printing process. It is pretty cool and a bit elaborate.
Each print is hand printed by the artist, me, Hilary Lorenz in my studio, StoneTrigger Press in New Mexico. Every Monday through Friday I carve and print in an edition of 10 a new linocut and post it here for $20. It is my Print of the Day Project and available on Etsy.
Narwhal linocut block
Free Willy, Orca Linocut Print
10 Orca Whale Prints now on Etsy, $20 each, just click here.
January 1, I began the 30 prints in 30 days project with a jumping Dolphin, it sold out. With February here, my print of the day project will begin with a jumping Orca “Killer Whale” affectionately known as “Free Willy.
Table of prints drying
“Free Willy” is a two color linocut with blue water and a black Orca.
The two linoleum blocks are hand printed, the image is 5″ wide and 6.5″ tall printed onto 8″ x 10″ Rives BFK Paper in an edition of 10. Once the 10 are gone, no more Orca’s are available.
Full paper 10″ x 8″ paper with linocut
Just click over to Etsy and get your very limited edition Free Willy Linocut today. And as always I love your comments and requests!
I have a damselfly for your dragonfly. These two beautiful linoleum block prints would look great together. The image is 6″ x 4″ printed on 10″ x 8″ Rives BFK, in an edition of 10 is now on Etsy.
There was gorgeous light coming into my studio today when I photographed the whole edition of damselflies.
Table of DamselFlies
Did you know that Dragonflies and Damselflies are prehistoric insects, older than the dinosaur. It is true, you can read about it on the San Diego Zoo website.
The damselfly, like the dragonfly is also a rainbow roll color but the damselfly is yellow to green to blue.
This is day 28 of making one print a day for 30 days. Three of the editions are sold out and there is incredible support to keep going. I never dreamt this would take off like it did, but all of you are amazing to keep coming back, checking out the prints, and giving them great homes. I love the stories you send me and please you are welcome to post photos of your displayed prints on my FB page. On January 30th I will let you know how the project will continue to unfold.
Here are detail thumbnails of all the prints, which you can also see and collect on Etsy.
30 prints in 30 days
From the world of magic at speeds of up to 30mph comes the dragonfly. This 6″ x 4″ image on 10″ x 8″ Rives BFK, in an edition of 10 is now on Etsy.
I have a whole table of 10 Dragonflys drying.
Printed in a rainbow roll of pink to magenta to blue it looked amazing next to the blue/grey elephants I printed yesterday.
Dragonfly vs elephant
It is hard to believe that so far 27 prints in 27 days, along with a few bonus prints. Three days to go to complete 30 prints in 30 days. But the fun is just starting here at Stonetrigger Press. I have a big announcement to make on the 30th as to where this 30 prints in 30 days project is headed. And it is very exciting!
30 prints in 30 days
Thank you Carol for recommending a Polar Bear. Finally it is snowing in Abiquiu, NM and the whole landscape is covered in billowy snow.
This polar bear is printed in a icy blue onto white Rives BFK paper. I also print the bear in black, then cut out the eyes, ears, and nose and glue them, with archival glue, to the white paper. This gives the print a little dimension and the necessary black parts of the bear.
This print will be ready for mailing first thing Monday morning, January 26. I need a little extra time to glue all the tiny pieces on. There are 10 available for $20 each on Etsy and you can order yours now.
View from my studio
Here is a beautiful view from my studio the morning I made the Polar Bear.
Kook-a-burra, isn’t it fun to say? There are 10 Kookaburra’s now on my Etsy Store or $20 each. This is print 15 of 30.
Seven years ago I spent three months in Tasmania. I loved hearing the Kookaburras, I also like saying the word, Kook-a-burr-a. I am missing my Australia friends, the human ones, so in thinking of them I made the kookaburra.
This print has a complicated rainbow roll of black to mid-lavender to blue. After I finished printing, I had ink left. I also had paper cutoffs. My paper, Rives BFK is 22″ x 30, it yields, 6, 8″ x 10″ sheets and 3, 6″ x 10″ sheets. So from here on out, I am going to print the cutoffs using the same ink but a different block. The peacock is an open edition and is available for $15 on Etsy.
Peacock and Kookaburra
Today you get the Kookaburra on 8″ x 10″ and a Peacock on 6″ x 10″ paper. Image size on both is 4″ x 6″. You can also get free shipping.
Now through Monday January 19, type in “Freeshipping” to the Etsy checkout pager and get free shipping on any purchase $40 and over.
Table of Peaocks and Kookaburra’s
To keep it honest, I printed this three days before I launched 30/30, making it sort of a cheat, but the great news is they are dry and can ship Monday morning.
When I can, during the week, I like to carve one block ahead in case I have other events in my life to participate in. This weekend I had a ski lesson and a snowshoe race, on two separate days, each one was 100 miles of travel. That travel seriously cuts into carving and printing time. But that means tomorrow it will be a real print extravaganza from 8am to 8pm, printing, carving, printing more, packaging and shipping them off to you!
The image is still 4″ x 6″ linoleum block printed but the paper is slightly smaller 6.5″ x 9″ instead of 8″ x 10″ It is still an edition of 10. It is printed onto German Etch paper which is super rich and heavy.
Print comes unmatted and unframed, picture is framed work is only an example.
Each print is hand printed by the artist, me, Hilary Lorenz in my studio in New Mexico. Each morning I carve a new animal into my linoleum and print never more than 10. I make these cleaver and fun prints available to you on a daily basis through January 31, 2015, This is print #11. And who knows maybe I will extend it!
In less than one hour, 8pm EST, 6pm Mountain Time, something blue and sparkly, the first print of the year and the first of the 30 prints in 30 days, will emerge from the snowy headquarters of StoneTrigger Press. Stay tuned, it is a fun one