Detail – Cockatiel Linocut
This is a detail of Buddy of Cockatiel. “Buddy” according to the The Bird Channel is the 3rd most popular name for a Cockatiel after, “Sunny” and “Sunshine.” I thought this one looked more like a “Buddy.”
Buddy, Linocut 10″ x 8″
Buddy looks awesome in this frame, his feather color gradually moves from orangey yellow to light yellow, to yellow grey and down to grey. The image is a little over 6.3″ x 4″ wide on 10″ x 8″ Rives BFK paper.
This linoleum block was super fun to carve. In fact I carved three blocks on Sunday, getting a head start to the week. It is going to be a really spectacular print week.
Look at these sweet “Buddy” prints all lined up and drying in the studio. They will be ready to find homes tomorrow. Ten are available on Etsy, as a print of the day project and still only $20.
Cockatiel Linocut, drying on table
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!